Live Review: Hot Sauce Pony, Aces & Eights

Live Review: Hot Sauce Pony, Aces & Eights

Hot Sauce Pony A Wednesday night is sometimes a tall order when invited to visit a peripheral venue to observe a group that frankly is completely unknown to you. The group in question is Hot Sauce Pony, and on discovering that said act had recently journeyed across the pond to record under the watch of the legendary US noise mechanic Steve Albini one’s reticence is immediately overturned. Shoes on then.. Brixton based Hot Sauce Pony are a peculiar assortment of individuals and on closer assessment, peering through the expectant air of a busy Aces & Eights basement room, the assorted members are no spring chickens either. This only adds to the mystique and your correspondent (no spring chicken either, Ed!) is soon enamoured amidst a swirl of guitar layers, and live loops, steadied by the hand of back facing guitarist Ross Davies. And…
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The Rezner. We LIKE them!

The Rezner. We LIKE them!

The Rezner are lava-hot punk upstarts. Their debut single, 'Micky' lands on 29th March. This hooky, swagger-pop tuned BANGER, sounds like Brexit can do one 'cos we'd rather party together. Turn it UP! These lads were at school when TheZineUK began five years ago. Since then, they've formed a band and we've all found ourselves in the midst of a new music industrial (r)evolution going forward together. During Independent Venue Week, we witnessed the double riot at a busy buzzy Kick Out The Jams when they supported fellow Cornish rockers, The Velvet Hands. We immediately snapped The Rezner up for our Spring uprising at Camden Monarch (26th March - scroll down for more tour dates) Early public and media reactions to 'Micky' are equally excited, with international praise, and both UK and USA music site premieres for this video. "dripping with confidence" (GigSlutz):
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Parallel Dimension New Music Industry!

Parallel Dimension New Music Industry!

Under radar, industrial (r)evolution still swells.  2019 has a high percentage of Independent Venue Week and SXSWtalents from TheZineUK's story. Much daily conversation is with fellow grassroots fanatics. My mate Bill in Cardiff invited me to a London gig of Welsh bands on St David's Day. Days later, another friend Darrenkindly put The Pitchforks, in touch. We nattered music passions. Praise was sang for lovely Lottie/Let It Happen and Susan Hansen, who TheZineUK recently recommended. We chatted Hoyfest and Merthyr Rising (that evening Smiley & The Underclass played one of their events at Nambucca) and I recommended Bill (whose alumni include Al Moses and The Sherlocks) might be a possible PR for the future, as The Pitchforks had played above mentioned show. Degrees of separation... On the 7th Day (of March)  some mates gig at BBC Introducing's Calva Louise & guests, some at Benumu with MOSES, Couples (pictured) & Lion Machine 23.  Both events…
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JuiceBox; ‘The Golden Age of Television’

JuiceBox; ‘The Golden Age of Television’

Wembley’s favourite foursome, JuiceBox have just released their second single, “The Golden Age of Television.” This track shows rapid growth from the alt-indie band, both in lyricism and musical style, taking on a heavier approach than can be heard in their previous release 'Perfume'. Although there has been a wait for fans between the first single and second, it is clear that the boys have taken this time to work on their musicianship and take their sound in a new direction, as well as adding a new guitarist to the band to help create a more dynamic sound, both recorded and live. 'The Golden Age of Television' is a raw and even angry look into how TV and social media set unrealistic and false standards, depicting the ‘perfect life’ or ‘perfect person’ and how this affects…
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