Fat Bob from ‘Paul Calf’s Video Diaries’ said ‘’Chuck Norris was in NAM, so it’s not acting, it’s real.’’ With that in mind we’d urge you to have a listen to TROOPS OF MAFEKING’s cracking biscuit ‘Chugg Norris,’ these madheads recorded 4 biscuits at the studio in a 4 day session that will be remembered for a warped pig and an annoying woodpecker sound, which took 6 blokes an hour to find, and then gas! Troops have the aggression of Nirvana with the added bonus of Strokesy melodic hooks and Modest Mouse quirks. Top drawer we’re sure you’ll agree? Before the session commenced, frontman Samuel was keen for this EP have the same effect for Troops as ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ did for WHAM, he left happy, but thankfully didn’t proceed to masturbate in a public toilet. Or did he?
Sporting a new bassist by the name of ‘Bramsey,’ THE ENGLISH set about their 5th session at UTC meaning business as ever, they’ve always had a great Arsenal of biscuits despite frontman Will being a Chelsea supporter, but these latest releases seem tighter and more concise, yet they still have room for great melodies and massive anthemic choruses. These boys are well on the way to fulfilling their huge potential. Check out ‘The One,’ and ‘South,’ they definitely don’t disappoint. Ace stuff.
‘Black Mamba’ by NEON ROUGE proved a local favourite, and topped the Radical’s Rising hype chart for 2013. A hard act to follow proved easy for the now 6-piece, who’ve added permanent female vocalist Charl to their ranks. Sebastian Larsson, Nicklas Bendtner, and Boris Johnson lookalike Jonny Sausage once more provided seething bluesy guitar licks, while new bassist, and former O.K. Corral member ‘Bootsie’ McGill is now adding the missing link with his bouncy and almost chaotic fish tickling. ‘Jackfish’ and ‘Ain’t No Cab Gonna Take Me Home,’ certainly fit the bill in terms of quality. These buffoons will be back soon for more Acid Blues recording. Watch this space.
Last but not least, CAMP STAG are getting quite a reputation around these parts, their latest offering ‘Walking With Broken Bones’ adds another mint effort to their ever growing collection of luxury biscuits. They met McCauley Culkin recently, we we’re amazed to hear Chris Wilson resisted the urge to spray some of his infamous BRUT into the face of the Home Alone star. AHHHHHH!
In other news, our thrifty online mastering service is picking up pace and we had BBC’s ‘The One Show’ in to record a voiceover! All good!