The Manikins – Swedish Woods (Lövely Records)

The garage / punk rock lieutenants of Sweden are back with a bang! The Manikins has joined Lövely Records for the release of their upcoming, sixth studio album Swedish Woods. Formed in 2000, this high energy garage punk outfit is known for their intense live shows, having frequently toured Europe and even making it across..

Rokets – Break Free (The Sign Records)

Rokets, formed in 2017, is a rocking and rolling band from Helsinki, Finland. They have earned a reputation of a ferocious and electric live act through their constant gigging around Finland and the Baltic states. The band's first EP Speed & Sound has been sold out for quite some time and their debut album Fast Times gained a lot..

Liar Thief Bandit – Diamonds (The Sign Records)

Which one is the Liar, which one is the Thief and which one is the Bandit? When reviewing Liar Thief Bandit's last creation, the Deadlights album in March 2021 (see VT coverage!), I suggested there isn't a massive amount of variety or boundary-pushing with these guys. I did however qualify it by saying that’s not..

Omni Of Halos – Omni of Halos (Lövely Records)

Invitingly warm, intense, grungy and rugged, the Swedish indie-band Omni of Halos launch themselves into the ether as a happy burst of noisy alt-rock, based on solid guitar-driven melodies but then topped with the rich sound of pedal steel! The band hails from Gothenburg, Sweden, as a five-piece band with lo-fi garage-rock tendencies alternating with..

Iron Lizards’ debut album “Hungry for Action” out now!

On Friday, Parisian power-trio Iron Lizards released their debut album "Hungry for Action". High octane garage rock with no fuss. Described as "seriously energetic and noisy stuff that would make most metal bands blush" by UKs Vive Le Rock. Iron Lizards are a power-trio from Paris, France. The band was formed in 2015 by Elio..

The Hawkins – Aftermath (The Sign Records)

Sweden’s high-flying garage rock outfit The Hawkins are set to release a new mini-album in autumn 2021. Following the release of 2020's Silence is a Bomb and its affiliated live-album Live in the Woods, The Hawkins decided to make something different. The result is Aftermath - a conceptual mini-album, dealing with the destructive aftermath of..