New band of the day: Wild Evel & The Trashbones

100% Neanderthal punk

Back in 2008 Wild Evel, singer of the legendary Austrian garage punk outfit The Incredible Staggers, teamed up with part of former teen-beaters The Roadrunners to form Wild Evel & The Trashbones ”“ a loud, untamed and primitive garage punk outfit that will literally take your breath away as they combine a tough and very trashy fuzz guitar sound, screaming melodies and the ”Ëœthree-finger organ’ that all adds up to demented paint scorching sound ”“ rejoice in it!

Since then they have toured all across Europe and released several singles, however they have recently released their own debut full length ”ËœTales From The Cave’ on (obviously) vinyl only ”“ what we get are seventeen freaked out garage punk hits performed by these deranged cavemen plus guest appearances by Bernhard Gold of the Austrian mods The Jaybirds and Buddy Grabner, former saxophonist of Screaming Lord Sutch.

Wild Evel’s characteristic howling vocals, the incisive fuzz-guitar, the catchy Farfisa organ, outstanding harmonica elements and the furious drumbeats, tracks range from spooky surf-instrumentals such as ”ËœMobumbu Hop’ to raw and loud punk recordings like ”ËœLet’s go right now’ or a teen-ballad ”ËœCathalina’ to 80’s garage-sounding songs like ”ËœFreak Train’ The album also includes a cool and fuzzed-up cover version of The Sheape’s ”ËœBlack Cat’ and a cover of Art Guy’s 60’s Punk classic ”ËœWhere You Gonna Go?’

”ËœTales From The Cave’ has been released by Germany’s Soundflat Records

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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