Tracks Of The Day – Brown Brogues – ‘Medication’ and Skeptics – ‘TV Wizard’


Listening to some of the tips for 2015, our response in the main has been been one of ‘what a load of crystal balls’. There seems to be a worrying lack of twisted spontaneous guitar thrash on many of these lists.  Which is a bit strange given the renewed interest in garage and psych music?

Wigan’s Brown Brogues are one such band who mix garage and punk to produce their own scuzzy, fucked up sound which is often intense, fast paced and fizzing with attitude. However we prefer Brown Brogues own description of their music  ‘It sounds like a party you’re not invited to.‘  Lead singer and guitarist Mark Vernon is releasing a brand new split tape on ’70’s light blue’ cassette limited to 50 copies via his own ‘Ultra Cool Records’ label. Brown Brogues will contribute the driving  ‘Medication’ whilst French psych-punk mind benders Skeptics chip in with the excellent ‘TV Wizard’ which sounds not unlike a time travelling Jimi Hendrix stopping off to witness the dawn of punk.

Brown Brogues play their last show of the year with Abjects and Dirty Heelz at the Castle Hostel in Manchester on the 20th December for a special Christmas party and next year Skeptics arrive in the UK for a short series of dates


Skeptics tour dates

Wed. Feb. 25 : London (Whitechapel), The Castle

Thu. Feb. 26 : Manchester, The Castle + Brown Brogues

Fri. Feb. 27 : Bristol, Frathouse + Las Aspiradoras

Sat. Feb. 28 : Reading, Mondo Fuzz


You can pre-order the EP here

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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