The Secret Tsunami Club – S1E05

‘Music can’t make waves, if you don’t know it exists’ – The Soundshark.

Broadcast #5, from a realm in time and space that has intercepted two hours of the best in under the radar, underground, and unsigned music.

This is the Secret Tsunami Club.

Tracklist:

Alexa Van and the Black Outs – Black Doubt
Demonstrations – Clang!
The World / Inferno Friendship Society – Bad Penny Blue
Vernon Jane – Over
The Post War – Bend
The Basement Paintings – Instinct
Eris Is My Homegirl – Nowy Dzień
Pogo Car Crash Control – Tête blême
Quasarborn – A Pill Hard To Swallow
Pressure Cracks – Like Father Like None
The Ditch and the Delta – Maimed
Hammerhands – Dad Sludge
Stömb – Dimension Zero
Celluloide – Si tu renonces
Kofin – Someone To See You
Youryoungbody – Cement
Bedless Bones – Limbs Entwined
DEVILNOTCRY – Energy + Ecstasy
Amy Douglas – Cities In Dust
Antisun – Nosferatu
BVSMV – Labyrinth
Ginger Snap5 – Enter The Action
Miseria Ultima – Remote Warning
R.I.P. (Roppongi Inc. Project) – Bazooka
Escape Artist – Digital Natives

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The Secret Tsunami Club – S1E04

‘Music can’t make waves, if you don’t know it exists’ – The Soundshark.

Broadcast #4, from a realm in time and space that has intercepted two hours of the best in under the radar, underground, and unsigned music.

This is the Secret Tsunami Club.

Tracklist:

Gaygirl – Mikkel
Thé Vanille – Philemon’s Chair
Philosophers – Caribou Island
The Legendary Flower Punk – Wabi Wu
Lattermath – Homunculus Theory
Mnmlst – Monarch (Wolf)
Vernon Of Persia – Ascend
FRCTRD – Tyrant
CLCKWS – Sheep*
Owls Woods Graves – Concierge of Hades
Devil-M – Faszination
Our Earth Is A Tomb – øne
Mantis – Tropic of Nothing
The Dining Rooms – Alli guai
Twinsanity – Raw Pressure (feat. Moderator)
SEADRAKE – What You Do To Me
Colossal Squid – Faded Acid
Imer6ia – Aeternalove (feat. Øfdream (R.I.P.))
Human Performance Lab – Terran
Vestron Vulture – Queen of Blades
UltraKiller – Death Race 3000
Restraint – Wardance
Noiger – Even If We Fight (feat. Leslie)
Euglossine – Dryocampa Messenger Service
Isolated Infants – Chapel One

*EDITOR’S NOTE: CLCKWS’ album was actually called Popular Polarization, not Polarized Population as stated. Apologies.

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The Secret Tsunami Club – S1E03

‘Music can’t make waves, if you don’t know it exists’ – The Soundshark.

Broadcast #3, from a realm in time and space that has intercepted two hours of the best in under the radar, underground, and unsigned music.

This is the Secret Tsunami Club.

Tracklist:

Liotta Seoul – Paper Blossom
Dandelion Massacre – Sunshine Fade
Nikki Nailbomb & The Amorphous Blob Orchestra – G.T.F.O.
Resilia – Royal Flush
Satyr – Bird
Intronaut – Pangloss
Dystopian Future Movies – Black-cloaked
Solkyri – Shambles
BEAR – Apollo’s Heist
Neon Graves – Lost Cause
Vane – The Cannibal
Jim Noir – Hexagons
Emme – Wake
Red Mecca – Canticle
Only Child Tyrant – Solid Grey Zebra
Deer Mx – Biting A Spectrum
Nevada Hardware – Hybrid Machine
Amelia Arsenic – Deathless
Baddon – Abandonware
Vulta – Spacedrift
Tesen – Parasite
Muten & Sekev – Blue Mango
SWAG KING – Black Rays
Art of Algebra – Silent Times
YSTLG – It Will Always Rain For You

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The Secret Tsunami Club – S1E02

‘Music can’t make waves, if you don’t know it exists’ – The Soundshark.

Broadcast #2, from a realm in time and space that has intercepted two hours of the best in under the radar, underground, and unsigned music.

This is the Secret Tsunami Club.

Tracklist:

False Heads – Rabbit Hole
The Hypnophonics – Black Gloves
Pure Reason Revolution – Silent Genesis
Septa – New Motive Power
Elephant & Centipede – Parabole
Telepathy – Pariah
Azusa – Monument
The Callous Daoboys – Blackberry DeLorean
Igorrr – Very Noise
Drip Fed Empire – 3301
Across The Kingdom – My Colours
Lost In Lavender Town – Kermit The Hedgehog
Not My God – Fiction
Garçons – Hades
Raveyards – Pressing
N A T U R E – Awake
Meister Lampe – Goddess Rati
Mexico City Blondes – Road Noise
Julia Marcell – The Odds
Polypumpkins – Downtown Escape
Elay Arson – Switchblades (ft. The Encounter)
Dissident Noize Factory – Techno Firepit Skank
Beardyman – Every End Is A Beginning
Highlights Of A Modern World – Griefox
The Dept. Of Phantom Limbs – Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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The Secret Tsunami Club – S1E01

‘Music can’t make waves, if you don’t know it exists’ – The Soundshark.

Broadcast #1, from a realm in time and space that has intercepted two hours of the best in under the radar, underground, and unsigned music.

This is the Secret Tsunami Club.

Tracklist:

The Foreign Resort – Outnumbered
Slime City – You And Everybody That You Love Will One Day Die
Beachmasters Of The Universe – High Noon, High Tide
Steaksauce Mustache – Dance Cops
Sleep Token – The Offering
DOUX – Lousy
Zeistencroix – Wake Up
Johnny Deathshadow – Suicide Boys Club
Skullcave – Offend, Repeat
Damn Craters – Monomyth
Drip Fed Empire – Mk3
Nightlives – Ways Of Making You Talk
Fatal FE – Starshine
Capital X – In Us We Trust
Josie Pace & Sammi Doll – Perfect Replacement
Fee Lion – Blood Sisters
REIN – Closer To Reality
Sayton Spencer – Paralysis
Occams Laser – Return To The Arcade
Watch Out For Snakes – Scars (ft. Megan McDuffee)
VHS Head – Camera Eyes
Epsilonite – Lexicon
OaT – Fever
Silk Road Assassins – Familiars
Bone Cult – Feed On You

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Track of the Week: Slime City – You And Everybody That You Love Will One Day Die

On May 6, 1988, a schlock horror spectacle was released by the name of Slime City, a gory, gross-out flick that this Glaswegian troupe have lifted their namesake from. It can be assured that they definitely weren’t named after Nickelodeon’s Slime City, that much we’re certain of. As stated in a synopsis, one of the perceived protagonists drinks an unusual liquid which gradually erodes and transforms his body into that of a slime creature. Next time your occultist neighbours offer you wine made by a dead father who also happened to be an alchemist, I wouldn’t. Anyway, it is later discovered that the only way for this creature to revert back to its original human form is to commit a murderous act, thus leading to an eventual discovery of a massacre that took place involving this creature and the dead father attempting to transfigure himself through his host. Fitting really, that a trio of existentialist punk upstarts should pen this track over 20 years after the film’s release, although death by slime creature probably wasn’t what they had in mind initially. That, and The Jam never really wrote any songs about death in their ten year tenure.

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Credit: Stephen McLeod Blythe of allmyfriendsareJPEGS.com

A similar parallel could also be drawn with the demise of We Are The Physics, whom Slime City descended from, also spanning a decade long career, yet their demise was ultimately far more entertaining than The Jam’s was. The reason Weller and company are repeatedly name checked here, there’s an authority and swagger in the acoustic guitar and vocals, before the electric guitar hits the overdrive switch, and interspersed throughout that harkens back to the husky, fresh-faced mod at arguably his songwriting peak. Not to mention a distinct, poignant poetic license near the song’s climax that could rival his barbed prose. Any other resemblance to The Jam is swiftly dashed as Slime City are ultimately a fairly unique beast in terms of their sound, glances and snippets echoing former bands of new wave and punk past, but absorbed and meshed together so finely, it becomes virtually indistinguishable. Much like the transformation in the movie they’re named after.

You And Everybody… ironically is led in by a choir, inside that angelic reckoning, a voice acting as gatekeeper of that grandiose barrier asking you, the listener, why must your day-to-day inflict such malaise upon you. That is then refrained in mono briefly, in true troubadour fashion, before stereo engages, electric guitar roars with distortion, and that fleeting moment of ascending to the heavens, is sent rocketing catastrophically back to reality. Although the message is categorically transparent from the song’s title, the mantra is pelted and reprised with such glee, you can’t help but be bowled over by the charm of it all. Verses duel between a restrained, reasoned argument, gentler guitar chords underslung to accompany, and more exuberant chaos, with nuance put to bed, and slogans yelled in unison, power chords and punk snarl pressed hard into your face as they’re performed. Their chorus however, springs to life as a triumphant celebration of all that is brilliant about British guitar music, the scale utilised for its hook simply unceremoniously catchy and any attempt to beat it out of your head will prove futile. The extra prong of ‘Cling to anything,’ on this hook, only makes it that much tougher to release, so you are wished luck with that one. Those three minutes do absolutely hurtle along, with a wry momentary breakdown to emphasise the unpredictable nature of never knowing when your time will elapse, Windows XP error sound to boot, sandwiched near enough dead centre of the song. One other such highlight is the previously aforementioned bridge, where some exceptionally written and executed lyrics swatch maybe just one glimmer of hope, before joyfully snatching it away once again with the inevitability of our all one true fate. No band in recent memory could honestly make death sound like so much fun.

As self-depreciating as they are, Slime City know exactly what they are doing; steadily producing a stream of witty, yet Fort Knox-tight singles that deserve to be infamously infectious, and You And Everyone… is their current pinnacle. I defy anyone to find a better hook this year. Paced to perfection, thought-provoking yet riotous and rapturous in equal measure, and from a band still very much in their infancy, here’s hoping the Barrowlands might not be far away after all for them.

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Track of the Week: I Am The Liquor – 454

Very few could’ve seen or predicted the international impact and influence that Canadian mockumentary series Trailer Park Boys has had since its launch in 2001. The Swearnet heads and lead characters scarcely could’ve imagined it too. Yet here we are, nearly two decades since its launch and barring a few years break since its original seven season run, and Trailer Park Boys still broadcasts annual seasons, which in a day and age of binge-watching, streaming services, and rapid proliferation of premium TV series ushering in a home screen renaissance, is unprecedented. The now infamous line uttered from chronic alcoholic Jim Lahey, portrayed by the late John Dunsworth, ‘Randy, I am the liquor,’ said with a smirk and a swig of whiskey between the namesake of his male lover, and acknowledging that alcoholism just may be driving him to have his fellow residents murdered, is iconic in certain pop culture circles. Obviously to the point, where these three gentlemen from Richmond, Virginia have lifted it to front their band. One aside to paying homage to this long-running show, and a beloved and dearly missed character, is that alcohol is not the only vice pulled into the limelight. Aficionados of the sweet green leaf will find plenty to enjoy here too in the ballads of I Am The Liquor.

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Since 2014, at the height of a stoner resurgence, I Am The Liquor have quietly but consistently put out excellent, white hot, grunge-fuelled romps that tickle the tastes of music fanatics, pop culture nuts, and grass smokers alike. Their debut established them as a deeply promising underground prospect, while 2017’s Game of Thrones-inspired 7 Days of Smoke expanded their Alice in Chains-goes-Palm Desert approach, with brooding, shadowy, Sabbathesque journeys that became as absorbing as they were skull-shaking. This time round, they’re taking fantasy to the reaches of outer space, with a sci-fi novel concept written by the band themselves, about restarting the Sun’s core with a mythical concentrated strain of weed. Still following? Good. Second track in on Escape From Planet Smoke bears its early highlight, 454, an assertive headrocker of a track that drives as hard as its engine namesake. Brazen, fuzz-drenched chords reel effortlessly from the guitar to start off, a singular booming bass punch and infrequent tom bashes in company, to build towards the verse, but instead of shifting to full speed ahead, ears are first treated to an impromptu groove, drums causing a snake-like winding in the rhythm that makes this track that little more thrilling. Groove does eventually concede to forward motion, and with the wall of fuzz now conducting traffic, you can feel the scorch of sunset and the sparsest of winds in this road trip narrative, as soaring vocal melodies that mirror and match Master Homme himself take the steering wheel. There’s even a brief characteristic stomp in the vein of Queens, that feels right at home in the back pocket of the trio. Lyrically, it hammers in the beginning of their quest, details concerning the launch itinerary before setting off which slots perfectly within the context of the track. Yet while not the most lyrically dexterous track of their repetoire, it has one hell of a memorable right hook in the form of their chorus, that its simplicity and melodic structure makes that 15 second refrain a burst of molten elation, and begs to be sung back en masse. Brief at only three minutes in length, perfectly performing its role as an establishing scene, but it accomplishes and wrings so much out of its duration than some bands manage in a lifetime, that the fire and joy that I Am The Liquor invoke still holds paramount to their offbeat brilliance. The best part being that there’s still an entire tale of fuzzed out, stratosphere-sized moments on par with and beyond 454 to explore, that if the Earth’s last hope for stoner rock lays with I Am The Liquor, we can universally breathe easy that these boys will be heroes.


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