One would think after listening to DYNAMITE HEMORRHAGE RADIO #26 that there were a multitude of severely happening bands on the planet in late 2013, and you know, one might even be right. I’ve done my best to scout the hottest talent from across the globe the past two weeks, and have come up with 23 examples of loud, fast, hard, melodic, arty, dirty, gnarly rock and roll music from a bunch of youngsters and a few oldsters as well. New/active bands this time include ROACHCLIP; TRUE SONS OF THUNDER; a new 45 from VERONICA FALLS; LIFE STINKS; THE NOTS; ALLIGATOR; LA LUZ; SEX TIDE; SPRAY PAINT; PAMPERS; THE CLITS; SYNTHETIC ID; THE FIREWORKS and the STRAPPING FIELDHANDS. Jesus, you see what I mean?
There’s a sixteen-minute song and a couple of songs that clock in just over 1 minute. There are song of joy and songs of depression and pain. There are straight songs and angular songs. Let it be said for the record that there are only good songs.
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ROACHCLIP – Bungalow
PAMPERS – Not
VOX POP – You’re My Favorite
THE NOTS – Talk Show
MENTALLY ILL – Tumor Boy
SHARP BALLOONS – Genetic Disorder
SALLY SKULL – Bedellus
VERONICA FALLS – Nobody There
LA LUZ – All The Time
THE FIREWORKS – With My Heart
TALULAH GOSH – Testcard Girl
THE CLITS – Period Pains
SPRAY PAINT – Ultimate Umpire
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER – Black Astrologers
PAMELA – Too Late (Blind)
ALLIGATOR – Cycles
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS – Impossible To Say
VENOM P. STINGER – 26mg
SEX TIDE – Oh Ah Ha
SYNTHETIC ID – Killing Time
THE WHINES – To Be True
HOSE – Girls/Zoo
LIFE STINKS – My My My
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Impossible To Say
release date: Sep 18
Back in the rough n’ tumble days (& nights) of the 1990’s, you’d be hard pressed to find a single slobbering indie-rock drunkard who wasn’t a Fieldhands fan. From the tremendous early Siltbreeze singles to the magnificent Omphalos full-lengths, the galaxy and beyond were charmed by their wayward off-kilter pre/post-skiffle, pre/post-psychedelic, and pre/post-punk avant pop. Bob Malloy crafted swaying bizarre stories & fables in a fake British accent as convincing as a perfectly fitting Toupée. But aside from 2002’s unsung and virtually unheard Third Kingdom, all has been seemingly quiet in Fieldhands land. But aha! They’ve only been slumbering, laying in wait writing and recording.
Which brings us here. Two brand new songs. One is a lively and scrappy, yet wistful anthem, perfect for hoisting a pint with the lads. The other is a tender Ray Davies-ian ballad about a bearded lady. Hey, you’re the one who asked! We are pleased to present them in an edition of 350 copies, an unknown quantity in the hand-painted Hesske edition available only from the band or from Richie Records // TestosterTunes.
This is a fantastic single and return to form for the Fieldhands. “Impossible to Say” is as good as anything they’ve done; a joyous, short little skiffle that’s instantly ingrained upon the brain, ready to be shouted at top volume over the course of many, many beers.