They're back with a new face at the helm. But have they done their legacy justice?
For a band well past their 20th anniversary, the departure of their frontman was always going to raise doubts, but Turbonegro have returned sounding leaner, meaner and hungrier than they have in a decade. New vocalist Tony Sylvester’s gravel-throated tones lend a savage edge to the bar-room brawl soundtrack of ‘Shake Your Shit Machine’, and his new brethren’s supercharged riff attack is as tight and deranged as ever on the likes of ‘Dude Without A Face’ and ‘TNA (The Nihilistic Army)’. They’ve yet to top their ‘98 classic ‘Apocalypse Dudes’, but these aging death-punks can still blast your arse away.
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielifereformed, Fightstarreturned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.