Battlehooch is the kind of band you thought went extinct along with landline phones and cassette tapes. In one sense they’re a band from another, sturdier era: a band that releases consistently quality material on a consistent basis, a band that doesn’t sacrifice creative drive for commercial interest, a band that grows and evolves with each successive release. From the beautiful madcap mess of debut LP Piecechow to the more refined yet still quite surrealistic jams on Hot Lungs to a cool, polished psych-rock sheen on 2014’s Wink EP, Battlehooch has proven itself as a band built to last. They may possess an old-school mindset, but their music is diverse and daring enough to fit perfectly into this wild new century.
Sun Hop Fat
Bear Lincoln is a quartet of dedicated musical disciples whose influences range from James Brown to Talking Heads to Vicente Fernandez and back again. At a Bear Lincoln show, you will find quirky, danceable, upbeat originals and a top-notch cover or two; these boys pride themselves on putting on a fun show. Based in Berkeley, California, Bear Lincoln performs all around the golden state and are planning to introduce themselves to the other 49 very soon. Stay tuned, because these gentlemen are in it to win it.
Lords Of Sealand
Lords of Sealand’s sound is a rollicking, stormy melody, lockstep strings-drum rhythm, cascading guitars, and multi-tempoed vocals smooth as a leaf, firm as bark. The band distills a Rorschach cadre of sounds, full of irregular tempos and smooth, resonant vocals that range from lullaby soft to clean screams and will take you into the woods, all the way across the sea and back again in one listen.