mercredi 31 décembre 2008

The Norvins' first album announced (again) in Rock & Folk magazine

According to Rock & Folk N°497 (a french magazine), The Norvins' first album will bring two covers (Ugly Duckings and Paragons).

These covers will be added to 12 original tracks.


more info:

lundi 1 décembre 2008

October 30th: First feedback on The Norvins concert at La Java

"Ensuite sont arrivés The Norvins, la grande classe 60's Garage, les musiciens nickels, ils sortent un album début 2009 (chez soundflat records quand même). Autant dire qu'ici je leur réserve une place ici. Et en 1ère classe. Of course !"

Thanks a lot Elektra !


more info:
> The Rock Telegraph 2008

dimanche 2 novembre 2008

11: November 2008, a crazy month in Paris for Garage lovers !

Concerts / Evènements

Monday Nov. 3rd:
Graham Day and The Gaolers and Les Dragueurs at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (11e)

Thursday Nov. 6th:
The Fuzztones and Kepi The Band at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (11e)

Friday Nov. 7th:
Chewbacca All Stars at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (11e)

Thursday Nov. 13th:
Les Cavaliers and Tu seras terriblement gentille at Le Zèbre de Belleville (11e)

Thursday Nov. 20th:
The Giant Robots at La Féline Bar (20e)

Friday Nov. 21st:
Tu seras terriblement gentille at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (11e)

Tuesday Nov. 25th:
The Seeds at Mains D'oeuvres (St Ouen)

Thursday Nov. 27th:
Les Terribles, [Rockin' Belleville] Les Pénibles and Sheetah et Les Weissmüller at La Java de Belleville (10e)

Saturday Nov. 29th:
Diamond Rangs and Carpet Sellers at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (11e)

I will very likely be there ! And you ?


jeudi 2 octobre 2008

The Norvins on Radio 666

The Norvins' "Invisible Woman" was broadcast on Radio 666 on September 5th.

The song belongs to Issue 26 of Trafalgar program.

more info:

mercredi 1 octobre 2008

The Norvins on's list of garage rock bands

"Garage rock, Frat rock, Garage punk, Pub rock (UK), Pub rock (Australia), Group Sounds (Japan), List of garage rock bands

Garage rock is a raw form of rock & roll that was first popular in the United States & Canada from about 1963 to 1967. During the 1960s, it was not recognized as a separate music genre & had no specific name. In the early 1970s, some rock critics retroactively labelled it as punk rock. However, the music style was later referred to as garage rock or '60s Punk to avoid confusion with the music of late-1970s punk rock bands such as the Sex Pistols & The Clash.


The style had been evolving from regional scenes as far back as 1958. "Dirty Robber" by The Wailers, & "Rumble" by Link Wray are mainstream examples of the genre in its formative stages.

By 1963, garage band singles were creeping into the national charts in greater numbers, including the Kingsmen (Portland), Paul Revere & the Raiders (Boise), the Trashmen (Minneapolis) & the Rivieras (South Bend, Indiana). Other influential garage bands, such as the Sonics (Tacoma, Wa.), never reached the Billboard 100.

In this early period, there was a cross-pollination between garage rock & frat rock. Frat rock (another heavy influence & precursor to punk rock) was also a loosely defined genre of rock & roll which featured raw, energetic, usually party-themed anthems. It is sometimes viewed as merely a sub-genre of garage rock.

The "British Invasion" of 1964-1966 greatly influenced the garage band sound, as many local American bands (often surf or hot rod groups) began augmenting their sound with a British Invasion lilt. The British Invasion also inspired new, & often very raw, bands to form. Garage rock bands were generally influenced by those British "beat groups" with a harder, blues-based attack, such as The Kinks, The Who, The Animals, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, The Pretty Things, Them, & the The Rolling Stones. Another influence was the folk-rock of the Byrds & Bob Dylan, especially on bands such as the Leaves.

Looking back from a later perspective, it is generally agreed that garage rock peaked both commercially & artistically during 1966. It went into a slow, but irreversible, decline beginning the following year, with fewer & fewer examples of the genre being released in 1968 & 1969. From a general interest standpoint, the genre was spent by 1970.

"Garage rock" comes from the perception that many such performers were young & amateurish, & often rehearsed in a family garage. This connotation also evokes a suburban, middle-class setting. It is, of course, inaccurate to conclude that all garage bands met this demographic dynamic. Some bands were made up of middle-class teenagers from the suburbs, some were from rural or urban areas, while others were comprised of professional musicians in their twenties.

The performances were often amateurish or naïve. Typical themes revolved around the traumas of high school life. The lyrics & delivery were notably more aggressive than was common at the time, often with growled or shouted vocals that dissolved into inchoate screaming. Songs about "lying girls" were particularly common. Superficially, this implies that the music was very limited. In reality, different garage rock acts were quite diverse in both musical ability & in style. Bands ranged the gamut from one-chord musical crudeness (e.g., the Seeds, the Keggs) to near-studio musician quality (e.g., the Knickerbockers, the Remains, & the Fifth Estate). There were also regional variations in many parts of the country with the Pacific Northwest states of Washington & Oregon having the most defined regional sound.

Thousands of garage bands were extant in the USA & Canada during the era. Several dozen of these produced national hit records, including "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen (1963-64), "Psychotic Reaction" by The Count Five (1966), "Pushin' Too Hard" by The Seeds (1966), "Gloria" by the Shadows of Knight (1966), "96 Tears" by Question Mark & the Mysterians (1966), "Talk Talk" by The Music Machine (1966), "Dirty Water" by The Standells (1966), "Double Shot (of My Baby's Love)" by The Swingin' Medallions (1966), "Respect" by The Rationals (1966), & "Little Bit O'Soul" by The Music Explosion (1967).

Hundreds of garage bands produced regional hits. Examples include: "I Just Don't Care" by New York City'sThe D-Men (1965), "The Witch" by Seattle's Sonics (1965), "Where You Gonna Go" by Detroit's Unrelated Segments (1967), "Girl I Got News for You" by Miami's Birdwatchers (1966) & "1-2-5" by Montreal's the Haunted. Boston's Remains, though only able to make it onto Billboard's Bubbling Under charts, had enough of a following & reputation to open for the Beatles during their 1966 U.S. tour. Ohio's Shondells released a minor regional hit in 1964 before disbanding; when it was unearthed by a Pittsburgh DJ in 1965, the resulting success of Hanky Panky revived the moribund career of Tommy James, who formed a new group of Shondells & went on to chart seven more Top 40 singles.

But as one would expect, most garage bands were commercial failures. This is despite scores of such bands being signed to major or large regional labels. For instance, "Going All The Way" by The Squires was issued on a national label (Atco) & is now regarded as a genre classic, but was not a hit anywhere.

By 1968 the style largely disappeared from the national charts (the minor hit “Question of Temperature” by The Balloon Farm being a notable exception). It was also disappearing at the local level as new styles had evolved to replace garage rock (e.g., progressive rock, country rock, Bubblegum, etc.) & as the music industry withdrew its support. In Detroit garage rock stayed alive until the early 70s, but with a much more aggressive style than early garage rock. Among garage purists, these later bands are considered a different genre altogether, however, proto-punk or proto-hard rock.

- Revival

The garage rock revival is a musical phenomenon largely influenced by the original garage rock of the 1960s. Its earliest roots can be traced to the early 1970s, following the release of Nuggets in 1972 & continues to this day through the Weste World as mode youngsters continue to pay tribute to a vanished golden age of rock & roll that was 1960s garage rock. Proto punk bands of the early '70s such as The Stooges & The New York Dolls were arguably garage rock revivalists. Iggy Pop had been in a mid-sixties, Detroit garage band, The Iguanas, who released a version of Bo Diddley's "Mona" in 1966 & recorded many other songs that fit within the genre.

The mid to late 1970s saw the arrival of the quintessential garage punk bands, who inspired all garage rock to come, most notably The Ramones, who are usually considered the first of the American punk bands. A good example of the continuing Detroit garage rock scene of this period is The Romantics.

In the 1980s, another garage rock revival saw a number of bands linked to the underground music scene eaestly trying to replicate the sound, style, & look of the '60s garage bands (see The Chesterfield Kings, The Fuzztones, The Milkshakes, & The Cynics as examples of this); this trend coincided with a similar surf rock revival, & both styles fed in into the alteative rock movement & future grunge music explosion, which some say was partially inspired by garage rock from the Seattle area like The Sonics & The Wailers, but was largely unknown by fans outside the immediate circles of the bands themselves.

This movement also evolved into an even more primitive form of garage rock that became known as garage punk by the late 1980s, thanks to bands such as The Gories, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Mummies, & The Devil Dogs. Bands playing garage punk differed from the garage rock revival bands in that they were less cartoonish caricatures of '60s garage bands & their overall sound was even more loud, obnoxious, & raw, often infusing elements of proto punk & 1970s punk rock (hence the "garage punk" term).

The garage rock revival & garage punk coexisted throughout the 1990s & into the 2000s with many independent record labels releasing thousands of records by bands playing various styles of primitive rock & roll all around the world. Some of the more prolific of these independent record labels included Estrus, Hangman, Rip Off, MuSick, In The Red, Telstar, Crypt, Dionysus, Get Hip, Bomp!, Music Maniac & Long Gone John's Sympathy for the Record Industry.

In the 2000s, a garage rock revival gained mainstream appeal & commercial airplay, something that had eluded garage rock bands of the past. This was lead by four bands christened by the media as the "The" bands: The Hives, The Vines, The Strokes, & The White Stripes, the last of which came out of the prominent Detroit rock scene which also include; Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, The Detroit Cobras, The Go, The Sights, The Hentchmen, Fortune & Maltese & the Paybacks. Elsewhere, other lesser-known acts such as The Boss Martians, Sweet Lemons, The (Inteational) Noise Conspiracy, Satan's Pilgrims, The's, The New Bomb Turks, the Oblivians, Teengenerate, Mando Diao, The Makers, Mooney Suzuki, The Flaming Sidebus, Guitar Wolf, Lost Sounds, The Kills, & The Young Werewolves enjoyed moderate underground success & appeal. Other notable bands that enjoyed commercial success, were Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Maddison Street Riot, The Datsuns, Kings of Leon, Jet, The Black Keys, Cold War Kids, The Patte, The Hellacopters, The Libertines & Yeah Yeah Yeahs, though some of these bands popped up on the scene a few years following the initial wave. Even younger bands currently on the cusp have ties to the genre, including The Shys, The Parlor Mob, The Wildbirds, & Sikamor Rooney.

In the late 1990s, Steven Van Zandt ("Little Steven") became a torchbearer, spokesperson, & proponent for both garage rock & the garage rock revival, promoting concerts & festivals across the United States, & also, in 2002, starting a syndicated radio program called Little Steven's Underground Garage & has also launched The Boxen an Underground Garage channel on the Sirius Satellite Radio network. Van Zandt has described the music format as "groups that inspired the Ramones, groups inspired by the Ramones, & the Ramones."

Original mid-1960s garage bands (primarily active from 1963-1967)
, 13th Floor Elevators, The Barbarians, The Bees, The Birdwatchers, Blues Magoos, The Brigands, The Brogues, The D-Men, The Castaways, Chocolate Watchband, The Choir, The Count 5, The Crackerjacks, The Dovers, The Electric Prunes, The Fifth Estate (band), The Five Americans, The Gants, The Gestures, The Golliwogs, The Great Society, The Hombres, The Human Beinz, The Human Expression, The Kingsmen, The Knickerbockers, The Leaves, The Litter, The Luv'd Ones, The Magic Mushrooms, Michael & the Messengers, The Mods, The Monks, Mouse & the Traps, The Moving Sidewalks, Mr. Lucky & the Gamblers, The Music Explosion, The Music Machine, Nobody's Children, The Outsiders, The Other Half, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Premiers, Question Mark & the Mysterians, The Remains, Richard & the Young Lions, Los Saicos, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, The Seeds, Shadows of Knight, Sir Douglas Quintet, The Sonics, The Squires, The Standells, The Strangeloves, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Syndicate of Sound, The Third Bardo, The Trashmen, The Ugly Ducklings, Unrelated Segments, The Wailers, The Weeds

- Later period & borderline garage bands (1967 to 1979)
, Alice Cooper, Amboy Dukes, The Balloon Farm, Blues Project, Bubble Puppy, Captain Beefheart, The Charlatans, DMZ, The Electric Eels, The Frost, Jefferson Airplane, The Lollipop Shoppe, Love, Lyme & Cybelle, Max Frost & the Troopers, MC5, Mind Garage, The Nazz, The People, Sagitarius, She, SRC, The Stooges, Thor's Hammer, The Uniques

- 1980s, '90s, & 2000s garage revival bands
, 22-20s, The 7 Shot Screamers, 1313 Mockingbird Lane, 1964, The's, The 69 Eyes (until Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams), Arctic Monkeys, Bantam Rooster, The Baseball Furies, The Bellrays, Bikeride, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, The Black Lips, Billy Childish, The Blueskins, The Buff Medways, The Blue Van, Capsula, CarbonSilicon, The Charms, Chikita Violenta, Cold War Kids, Compulsive Gamblers, The Creeps, The Cynics, The D4, The Darkness, Dead Moon, Deja Voodoo, The Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs, Eagles of Death Metal, The Fades, Flat Duo Jets, Flying Shuttle, The Fleshtones, Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Fuzztones, Gas Huffer, Girl Trouble, The Gondoliers, The Gories, The Greenhoes, The Gruesomes, Guitar Wolf, Gun Club, Thee Headcoats, The Hellacopters, The Hives, The Horrors, The (Inteational) Noise Conspiracy, Jet, Juliette & the Licks, The Kills, Kings of Leon, The Larksmen, The Last Drive, The Libertines, The Light Brigade, Los Dynamite, Lyres (band), Mando Diao, Magneta Lane, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Milkshakes, The Miracle Workers, Mondo Topless, The Mooney Suzuki, The Morlocks, Muck & the Mires, The Murder City Devils, Nevada Smith, The Mummies, Mustang, The Nymphs, The Nomads, The Norvins, Oblivians, The Pandoras, The Phantom Creeps, Plan 9, The Raconteurs, Reigning Sound, Rocket From The Crypt, Thee Shams, Shrubs, Silent Border, S-M-A-S-H, Soledad Brothers, The Sound Explosion, The Stems, The Stepford Husbands, The Stomachmouths, The Strokes, The Subways, Surf Trio, The U-Men, The Von Bondies, The Vines, The Vipers, The Whigs, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Young Knives, The Young Werewolves, Zoé (band)"

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The Norvins' first album announced in Rock & Folk magazine

According to Rock & Folk N°494 (a french magazine), The Norvins' first album will be out in January 2009 on German label Soundflat Records.


more info:

mercredi 3 septembre 2008

Garage Rock Playlist #4 Aug. '08

Hi 60's savage garage punk lovers !

The summer is over and concerts are back with beers, screams and fuzz ! Well, I'm happy to gather all these bands from all over the world in the 4th issue of the Garage Rock Playlist. I really got the feeling that the number of garage bands is unlimited and it's quite frustrating to realise we are facing an ocean of pure Nuggets and only a part of them will come to us! Well, bands are mostly from South America (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico) and Scandinavia (Finland, Sweden) but also from Europe (UK, France, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland) and North America (US, Canada)!

I invite you to take a break on Myspace in order to discover all these lovely tracks we can be proud of ! Feel free to leave any comment below that could be helpful to learn more about Garage Rock emerging bands !

Have fun !

Cheers !

01) The Giljoteens (Stockholm, Sweden)
« Point of no return»
Screaming Apple Records, Teen Sound

02) The Fourtune-Tellers (Stockholm, Sweden)
Garage / Rock / R&B
« Ain’t gonna cheat on me again»
Copase Disques

03) FuzzFaces (Brazil)
Garage / Punk / Rock
« Eu Ja Nem Sei»
Voodoo Hits, Rastrillo Records

04) The Royal Hangmen (Zürich, Switzerland)
Psychedelic / Powerpop / Garage
« Who’s that man»

05) The Futchers (Salvador / Bahia, Brazil)
Garage / Soul / Blues
« Hole»
Pointy Little Heads

06) Los Human Flys (Mexico City, Mexico)
« Se une bestia»

07) The She Creatures (Bristol, UK)
Rock / Soul / Garage
« She Creatures invade»

08) The Jewws (Levittown, NY, US)
Garage / Punk / Surf
« Bad lovin’ thing»
Remedial Records, Nitro !

09) The Fumestones (Spain)
Garage / Punk / Rock
« Pushing for your love»
HR, Kuriosa Records, Wild Eagle Records, Jolete Macana Garage Works

10) Los Colmillos (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Bluegrass / Soul / Blues
« Diddy Wah Diddy»

11) Os Haxixins (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Garage / Psychedelic / Punk
« Eu Vou Denovo»
Studio Berlim and Groovie Records

12) Frantic City (La Rochelle / Bordeaux, France)
Garage / Punk / Powerpop
“I want to believe”

13) The Scarves (Graz, Austria)
Garage / Rock
« Fever»

14) Daddy U and the Hitkids (Jena / Leipzig, Germany)
Classic Rock / Glam / Psychedelic
« Bye bye lady»

15) The Groove (Sweden)
Big Beat / Garage / R&B
« I wanna be with you»

16) Thee Vicars (Bury St Edmunds, UK)
Garage / Punk
« Gonna make you mine»
Dire Records, Dirty Water Records

17) Los Mustang 66 (Mexico City, Mexico)
Garage / Punk / Rock
« Ward 81»
Dark Zone, Fuzz On! Records

18) The Trap Doors (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
« Tell Me Why»

19) Las Curvettes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Garage / Soul / Punk
« Shake it»
Do It Yourself! Records

20) Los Carroñeros (Mexico City, Mexico)
Garage / Punk / Rockabilly
« Terodactilo»
Rock Primitivo

21) The Micragirls (Finland)
Garage / Punk / Rock
« White Devil of the Yellowstone»
Bone Voyage

22) The Magnetix (Bordeaux, France)
Rock’n’Roll / Garage / Punk
« Friend of mine»
Nasty Product, Yakisakana, Sentenza, Born Bad Records, Evilution Records

23) The Monsters (Bern / Aurau / Zürich, Switzerland)
Trash / Garage
« Black»
Voodoo Rhythm Records

24) The Glendoras (Sweden)
Garage / Big Beat / Punk
« By your tail»

Previous playlists:
Garage Rock Playlist #3 Feb. '08
Garage Rock Playlist #2 Dec. '07
Garage Rock Playlist #1 Oct. '07

mardi 2 septembre 2008

dimanche 31 août 2008

The Norvins: upcoming first album on Soundflat Records

Hi everyone!

The Norvins are proud to announce their first LP/CD album "TIME MACHINE" on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS!

The album includes 14 pure garage punk tunes!!!

CD/LP release date : January 2009

The Norvins will be celebrating this release by performing live in Germany.


more info:
> or

vendredi 13 juin 2008

The Norvins just finished a recording session with Olivier Joffrin

Hi folks !

From June 7th to 13th, The Norvins have recorded 14 songs in Paris (SMOM studio) under the direction of Olivier Joffrin. Olivier formerly recorded some great garage-punk bands such as:
- T.V. Killers "Channel 666" EP & "Adrenalin fix" LP (engineered in February 1996),
- Weak "Supertramp" CD (engineered in December 1996),
- T.V. Killers "Fuckin' Frenchies" LP (recorded and mixed in January 1998),
- The Wonky Monkees "Blood save your soul" CD (mixed in July 1998),
- T.V. Killers "Have a blits on you" LP/CD (engineered in February-March 1999),
- Weak "Gay Truckers Highway" CD(recorded in March 2000)
- The Jerry Spider Gang "Dope takin’ Kamikaze" (engineered in January 2001),
but also Greedy Guts, Greenfish and Splash Four.

Mixing sessions are now starting and more information on CD/LP release will come very soon!

Let's wait for The Norvins' garage-rock time machine !


dimanche 8 juin 2008

The Norvins in Lost In Tyme 4

Hey guys ! Lost In Tyme 4 is out now!

The zine comes with a CD compilation with 25 amazing songs:
1. RISING STORM – Bright lit blue skies
2. CHEEPSKATES – Everything
3. BROOD – I’ve been thinking
4. CYNICS – Way it’s gonna be
5. LOS PEYOTES – When I arrive
6. OS HAXIXINS – Raios
7. URGES – It ain’t right
8. THANES – She's Coming Home
9. HIGHER STATE – You’ll be following
10. HOLLY GOLIGHTLY – Wherever you were
11. B SIDES ’66 – And I cry
12. KILROY – Lake orangatanga
13. MEAN THINGS – Sex drive
14. ROYAL HANGMEN – Who’s that man?
15. THEM TYRANTS – When the night is over
16. GITANES – Inside looking out
17. NORVINS – Invisible woman
18. PSYKICKS – Common at noon
19. STOLEN MINKS – Stop talking
20. STANCE – Impossible baby!
21. DORKTONES – Wouldn’t you love to hate me
22. HOME – Devils courtesy
23. DENNIS DACLIN & THE LEARS – Someone else’s war
24. DOLLY ROCKER MOVEMENT – Here comes love

more info:

mercredi 14 mai 2008

May 29th: The Norvins concert is cancelled !

Dear all !

We apologize for it but the concert in la Java de Belleville is cancelled for The Norvins. You can still go there to see the other bands !

Hope to see ya next time !


jeudi 1 mai 2008

April 22nd: The Norvins on Radio Aligre (FM 93.1 MHz)


Hello !

Every Tuesday from 7.30 to 9.00 PM there is an excellent rock'n'roll program called "Substitute".

On April 22nd, they played one of the Norvins' covers thus pushin' again the wrong reputation The Norvins reached: to be a cover band! At the beginning in 2004 it was true but not anymore since The Norvins now play live around 10 original tracks.

Well, thanks to radio Aligre for broadcasting The Norvins. Hope that next time this will be for album promotion !

Cheers !

more info:
> Aligre FM or

dimanche 9 mars 2008

Garage Rock Playlist #3 Feb. '08

Hi Ludwig, Vox Continental, Tambourine, Harmonica and fuzz lovers !

Don't know how I found time to prepare this third playlist of excellent garage rock ! Indeed, lots of bands played in Paris recently (Cococoma, The Carpet Sellers, Frandol & The Kitchenmen...) or are coming again in a couple of days (The Staggers...) ! Well this playlist gathers new bands from all over the world (mostly from the US, UK and France but also from Canada, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Greece, Netherlands and Germany) !

I invite you to take a break on Myspace in order to discover all these lovely tracks we can be proud of ! Feel free to leave any comment below that could be helpful to learn more about Garage Rock emerging bands !

Have fun !

Cheers !

01-The Mamalians (Paris, France)
Rock / Garage / Melodramatic Popular Song
“Mean Motherfuckers”

02-The Midways (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Garage / Pop Punk / Big Beat
"No thanks for nothing"
Fuzzy Logic, Panty Raid, Screaming Apple

03-The Holdens (Madrid, Spain)
Garage / Power Pop
« Rain again »

04-Cococoma (Chicago, Illinois, US)
Garage / Rock / Punk
« Too tired »
Shit Sandwich Records, Covert Pop!, Goner Records

05-The Dadds (Saint-Lô, France)
Garage / Big Beat / Classic Rock
“Je vais te manquer”
Beyond your mind Records

06-Thee Coronados (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Rock / Punk / Pop
« The way it used to be »
No Fun Records

07-The Mourning After (Sheffield, UK)
Garage / Punk / Psychedelic
« On my mind »

08-Thee Exciters (Southampton & London, UK)
Garage / Punk / Rock
« Spending cash talking trash »
Dirty Water Records

09-Frigg A-Go-Go (US)
Garage / Punk / Soul
« Hot Rod Allie »

10-The Rippers (Cagliari, Italy)
R&B / Garage / Punk
“Just a creepy man”
Shake Your Ass, Corduroy, Screaming Apple Records, H-Records, Psych Out, Slovenly Recordings

11-The Ultra 5 (New York, NY, US)
Garage / Psychedelic / Rock
« Down below »
Green Cookie, Teen Sound

12-The Spinns (North Carolina, US)
Garage / Punk / R&B,
Demonbeach Records,

13-The Len Price 3 (London, UK)
Garage / Pop / Rock
« With your love »
Wicked Cool

14-The 1-2-5 (Netherlands)
« Pushover »
Misty Lane, Kelt, Aua Records, Sin Records

15-Dirty Pack (Paris, France)
« Talk too much »

16-The Lobsters (Roanoke, Virginia, US)
Garage / Big Beat / Psychedelic
« You can’t make me »
Magpie Records

17-13 Frightened Girls (Bloomington / Normal, Illinois, US)
« Blackout of gretely »
Get Hip, Blood Red Vinyl, Trouble In River City

18-Beat by Five (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
R&B / Garage / Powerpop
« Willst du mit mir gehen ? »
Rumble Mumble, Bee Jay Records

19-The Miscreants (Belleville, New Jersey, US)
Garage / Punk / Psychedelic
« Last night baby »

20-The Black Hollies (Jersey City, New Jersey, US)
Psychedelic / Soul / Garage
« Whispers beneath the willows »
Ernest Jenning Records, Rogue Records

21-The Mean Things (La Rochelle, France)
« Sex Drive »
Lost In Tyme Records

22-The Sweet Action (Rochester, New York, US)
Garage / Rock / Alternative
« Walk on by »
Jargon Records

23-The Meanie Geanies (Athens, Greece)
Garage / Punk
« Won’t be by your side »
Pepper Records, Action Records

24-The Negative Jerks (Lyon, France)
Garage / Rock
« Heads or tails »

Previous playlists:
Garage Rock Playlist #2 Dec. '07
Garage Rock Playlist #1 Oct. '07

March 21st: The Norvins live in Bry-sur-Marne (France)

Dear all !

The Norvins will give a show in Salle Daguerre.

See ya da !


PS: the place will be warm and red ! Not grey ! (as on previous picture)

More info:

jeudi 7 février 2008

Feb. 14th: The Norvins live in Reims (France)

Hi Folks !

It's a bit unexpected and I just learned it ! The Norvins will play in Reims (France) next week. Good news isn't it ?

Hope to see ya there !


More info:

dimanche 3 février 2008

Videos: The Norvins playing five songs live ! (episod 2)

Dear all,

There are now five videos on YouTube and Dailymotion where The Norvins play:

"Like no other man" (by The Sonics, 1966)

"You're gonna miss me" (by 13th Floor Elevator, 1966)

"Little Girl" (by Syndicate of Sound, 1966)

"Won't come back" (by Zakary Thaks, 1966-67)

"Help you Ann" (by Lyres, 1981)

Have fun !

samedi 26 janvier 2008

Jan. 25th: first feedback by le HibOO (in french)

"The Norvins (web)
Ça commence avec The Norvins, un quintet basse-batterie-chant-guitare-orgue, qui pendant 3/4 d’heure va nous offrir du garage de haut niveau, en enchaînant les morceaux quasiment sans interruption (seule une corde cassée ralentira un peu le rythme), avec un chant bien placé, une énergie revigorante, une rythmique efficace, un guitariste qui n’abuse pas de son statut potentiel de guitar-hero, et un orgue qui ne porte pas sur les nerfs… c’est à noter ! Si on cherche des références, on va faire dans le français, pas nécessairement dans la cible d’ailleurs, puisqu’on pense très fort à un mix entre Roadrunners et KingSize, et il s’en faudrait de peu pour qu’on ose affirmer que c’est ce soir la première vraie bonne découverte de 2008 !" (by matttbrrr)

Thanks Le HibOO !

Translation on demand (don't be shy ask for it !)

> Source:

vendredi 18 janvier 2008

The Norvins radio shows (episod 3) !

Hi all !

The Norvins interpretation of "Nothin'" by The Ugly Duckings belongs to "In The Red" playlist (January 2nd 2008).

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jeudi 17 janvier 2008

Jan. 25th : The Norvins live at La Mécanique Ondulatoire

Hi folks !

The Norvins and The Kitchenmen will give you a show on January 25th at La Mécanique Ondulatoire (Paris).

Hope to see you there !

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samedi 12 janvier 2008

Garage Rock Playlist #2 December 2007 (Original MySpace Issue)

Hi Rickenbacker, Vox Jaguar, CRB, Gretsch and fuzz lovers !

The second playlist of pure garage rock is now realised ! I'm proud again to introduce new bands from all over the world (France, Sweden, Canada, Greece, Germany, Japan, Spain, Russian Federation, Italy, Norway, US and Bermuda) !

I encourage you to have a look to all these bands' profiles on myspace and listen to their excellent "nuggets" ! Feel free to leave me some comments if you think I've forgotten somebody !

Have good time !

Cheers !

01-Stereoscope Jerk Explosion (Toulon, France)
Garage / Psychedelic / Pop
"Jerk à la vague"
Les Disques Cosmic Groove

02-The Nocounts (Eskilstuna, Sweden)
Punk / Rock / Garage

03-Les Playboys (Nice, France)
Rock / R&B / Psychedelic
“Je revendique”

04-The Needs (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Rock / Folk / Thrash
Nova Express

05-The Treblemakers (Montreal, Canada)
Surf / Garage / Psychedelic
“Explodin’ bikers from Hochelaga”
Dionysus Records

06-Carpet Sellers (Fontenay-sous-Bois, France)
Garage / Rock
“No thanks it’s enough”

07-The Sound Explosion (Athens, Greece)
Garage / Psychedelic / Surf
"Some other guy"

08-Hurly Burlies (Bordeaux, France)
Rock / R&B / Garage
“No money back”

09-The Diamond Rangs (Lyon, France)
Garage / Pop Punk
“So tired”
Close Up Records

10-The Boonaraaas!!! (Düsseldorf & Wuppertal & Köln, Germany)
Punk / Garage / Pop Punk
"One one zero"
Sounds of Subterrania

11-The Routes (Fukuoka, Japan)
Garage / Blues / Punk
"Dying town"
Motor Sounds Records

12-The Frantic Five (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Garage / Surf
On Stage Records

13-Las Membranas (Allicante, Spain)
Bloody Hotsak

14-The Scope (Paris, France)
Garage / Psychedelic / Rock
"Cauchemar protestator"
Superstar Records

15-Wau & los Arrrghs!!! (Valencia, Spain)
Garage / Punk / Rock
"Lo que quiero"
Voodoo Rhythm

16-The Crushers (Moscow, Russian Federation)
Psychedelic / Garage / Punk
"Ann and Jane"
Soyuz Records

17-Italian Beat Generation (Roma, Italy)
Garage / Surf

18-The Cheaters (Oslo, Norway)
R&B / Garage / Punk
"I found love"
Big Dipper Records

19-The Gravedigger Five (San Diego, US)
"Night of the phantom"

20-Smash (Paris, France)
Powerpop / Rock / Psychedelic
"Coming home"
La Féline Productions

21-The Higher State (Bermuda)
Garage / Psychedelic / Folk-Rock
"Don't think I'm lost"
State Records

22-King Kongs (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)
Garage / Psychedelic / Surf
"Leave my house"

23-Les Dragueurs (Paris, France)
Garage / Punk / Rock
Disques Baclé, Wild Wild Records

24-Dee Rangers (Stockholm, Sweden)
Garage / R&B / Punk
"You gotta understand"
Screaming Apple Records

Previous playlists:
Garage Rock Playlist #1 October 2007 (Original MySpace Issue)

mercredi 2 janvier 2008

Sept. 8th 2007: The Norvins captured live !

Hi garage fans !

Happy New Year for 2008 ! I wish you all the best !

The year starts with some photos of the Norvins I just found on the Web:

Thanks to the photographer !

Cheers !

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