Label Focus: Fuzzkill Records

Label Focus is a new feature on Rave Child where we plan to run regular articles highlighting those hard working folk that put out some of the best music in Scotland. For the first edition we didn’t look further than fuzzy lo-fi fans Fuzzkill Records, who have had us hooked since their first release lessContinue reading “Label Focus: Fuzzkill Records”

Deathcats – All Hail Deathcats [Fuzzkill]

Deathcats follow-up to the uber hip cassette releases of early summer sounds The Raddest and heavier garage driven split tape with Manchester’s Fruit Tones with their own full-length album All Hail Deathcats. With the recognisable summer swing sound that Deathcats have always oozed, All Hail Deathcats has a strong focus on catchy, upbeat, driven andContinue reading “Deathcats – All Hail Deathcats [Fuzzkill]”

Deathcats/Shithawks – Shit Death [Fuzzkill]

With a super-imaginative name for their split tape release, Deathcats and Shithawks’ Shit Death highlights some of the best raw, loud music Scotland has to offer. Each band offer two tracks, with Deathcats on side one and Shithawks on side two. Deathcats’ ‘Danny Dyer’ begins the release with a thunderous riff before a change ofContinue reading “Deathcats/Shithawks – Shit Death [Fuzzkill]”

Deathcats, Shithawks, Kill Surrrf, SHARPTOOTH at The Old Hairdressers, 8/5/14

Another solid Fuzzkill curated lined-up sparked the first of two exciting split tape releases, this one for Deathcats and Shithawks, Shit Death. Glasgow all female four-piece SHARPTOOTH start proceedings with a set that lingers in haunting dark beauty before throwing out some attention grabbing harsh moment that all add up to an addictive opening. It’sContinue reading “Deathcats, Shithawks, Kill Surrrf, SHARPTOOTH at The Old Hairdressers, 8/5/14”

Shady Lane Studio Launch and Limited Edition Sampler

Shady Lane is a new home studio based in Erskine, the studio is ran by young producer, engineer, songwriter, musician and occasional Rave Child review writer, Chris McCrory. Chris is more commonly known as the drummer from Scot’s rockers, Casual Sex but when he’s not behind a drum kit, he’s behind a mixing desk. ShadyContinue reading “Shady Lane Studio Launch and Limited Edition Sampler”

Deathcats & Fruit Tones – Thplit Tape [Fuzzkill]

This latest release from Fuzzkill Records is an extremely rewarding listen. It’s a split tape with many layers: carving an obscure niche somewhere between 1950s dancehall rock n’ roll and the laid-back surf pop of 1960s California. Both artists have recorded high-energy performances rooted in these early genres, that only occasionally allow for more recentContinue reading “Deathcats & Fruit Tones – Thplit Tape [Fuzzkill]”