Various – It’s Brixmaaaaas

Never slow in bringing ears some great sounds, Brixton Hill Studios are adding to the festive feast of Christmas with new mini album, It’s Brixmaaaaas, featuring unique tracks united in individual reflections of different seasonal aspects from six of the finest bands on their label, Brixton Hillbilly. It all comes hand in hand with a great cause as all proceeds from its sale go to Brixton Soup Kitchen who has provided a much needed service in their local community for six years.

A Brixton based service looking out for and supporting the homeless and people in need, Brixton Soup Kitchen was officially launched January 1st 2013, though its founder, Solomon Smith, had been giving food to the homeless since the age of 12. Since then it has been a help and comfort to so many people and it is hard to think of a better way to celebrate its success and great music than with It’s Brixmaaaaas.

It is the brainchild of Stephen Gilchrist, the owner of Brixton Hill Studios, Hot Sauce Pony bassist, and seriously accomplished session drummer who has played with the likes of Graham Coxon and The Damned. Feeling it was time for local musicians to support the work of Brixton Soup Kitchen, he reflected when talking about the upcoming release, “Considering this is becoming one of the richest boroughs in the world,” Gilchrist said: “it’s very upsetting to think that we still need soup kitchens and food banks, Gilchrist enlisted Black Midi & Jerskin Fendrix, Ham Legion, Bad Parents, Scud FM, Alessi’s Ark and Hot Sauce Pony to come up with six unique songs. It is fair to say each heartfelt song finds that success, all nurturing a moment which pleasures ears, sparks the imagination, and evokes emotion as well as give a thick reason to go support a great charity.

Learn more about and donate to Brixton Soup Kitchen @

It’s Brixmaaaaas is released on CD, Vinyl and as digital download on December 3rd on Brixton Hillbilly with pre-ordering available now @

It’s Brixmaaaaas tracklist:

Ice Cream – Black Fendrix Jersk Midi [6:36]

Winter’s Grace – Alessi’s Ark [3:19]

We’d Better Start Dinner – Ham Legion [2:41]

Christmas Present – Bad Parents [3:52]

Christmas Crime – Scud FM [4:56]

Christmas In Prison – Hot Sauce Pony [4:31]

Pete RingMaster 17/11/2018

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Hot Sauce Pony – Burnt Ends

With the debut album from Hot Sauce Pony prowling anticipation, the UK outfit unleash its first lure in the shape of the carnally seductive Burnt Ends. The track is a ravenous teaser of that forthcoming self-titled offering, a song which has calm, beauty, and ruin colluding for a frustratingly but imperiously short one minute plus.

Formed in 201, the London band consists of vocalist Caroline Gilchrist, guitarist Ross Davies, bassist Stephen Gilchrist, and drummer Anna Dodridge. Their sound is a unique fusion of noise and punk rock with grunge, post punk, and hardcore hues. They call it Avant Hard; we call it in regards to the new single feral sensuality. The track and the upcoming Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, PJ Harvey) album follow a first single in Fenced In which aroused rich attention and intrigue. Burnt Ends more than builds on its ear grabbing success and thick potency with a moment where extremes unite to devour the senses with beauty and ruin.

From its first breath Burnt Ends had us licking lips, the charred growl of the bass a bestial temptation matched by the just as roasted snarl of the guitar. Swiftly the melodic siren tempting of Caroline’s vocals drew ears deeper into the cremated offering, the slow manipulative swing of Anna’s beats just as irresistible. Like a fusion of Horse Party, Morass Of Molasses, and Mudhoney with a whiff of Young Marble Giants yet firmly individual, the track just got under the skin and into the psyche as hips continued to sway to its primal groove.

Such the pleasure, it really does frustrate when the track stops suddenly and without warning barely a clutch of seconds past its first minute. It leaves nagging, teasing fingers though as its elements continued to echo in thoughts long after departure.

Leave them wanting more is the key to success some say, and without doubt the hunger for the band’s eponymous debut album is on the point of rabidity thanks to Burnt Ends.

Burnt Ends is released June 22nd via Brixton Hillbilly. The band also has first single Fenced In available as a free download  @

Upcoming Hot Sauce Pony live dates:

23rd June Club 85, HITCHIN

30th June Betsy Trotswood, LONDON

16th August – HY-Brazil, BRISTOL

Pete RingMaster 20/05/2018

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