Boss Hoss Webzine (FEB 2020)
Fuzz me baby ! Destination Lonely sound like they have been on many acid trips just like in 1969 and as Iggy would say "1969, another year with nothing to do" . Well it must have been the same in 2019 , nothing to do but pick up your guitar , try to write some tunes, and go into the studio and record them . Lo Spider has been doing it for a long time and with his fellow band members they have made a great album . No wonder Voodoo Rhythm signed them and why you'll hear much more about them in the future. Contrary to their first LP which mixed hallucinogenic ballads with bursts of anger , this album is in the mid tempo, Easy Rider mood and they seem to have found their own way and that sounds awesome as my American friends would say ! The guitars sound amazing, sometimes with a lot of tremolo and reverb , sometimes with pounds of Fuzz and the songs are ready to challenge you, you never really know what to expect . Some ballads like "Follia" will catch your ear and make you want to get close to the one you love, whereas "Nervous Breakdown" will bring you down to fuzzland and to the depths of despair one sometimes feels when everything is wrong . There are a few hit singles there apart from "Follia", "Ann" is a wonderful psychedelic piece which would have fitted well with Syd Barret , "I want you" is the Troggs on acid and there are 17 songs to choose from . 17 songs ! Including the 13 minutes wild and delirious version of "nervous breakdown" taking us down to the abyss , to insanity and you should be mad to avoid this album , one of the best this year so far . "Day by day", "Lovin'" are great songs which will make you want to discover what they do now and their earlier stuff . Right ! "je m'en vais " as their only song in French is saying! ; Don't miss the opportunity to listen to them, it's definitely worth the trip(s)
i 94 Bar (AUS) March 2020
There’s more fuzz on “Nervous Breakdown” than an ageing punnet of strawberries from the back of the fridge a month after their use-by date. The band responsible, Destination Lonely, is described as “three angry men from Toulouse”, and they sound more crankier than one of their countrymen at the end of a crash diet when they’re told by the baker that he's fresh out of baguettes. Sometimes a large meal is best consumed in a couple of portions and that might be your best approach to “Nervous Breakdown”. It’s 17 tracks long and sometimes all that distortion and primal skronk becomes hard going - like on the 14-minute noise fest “Nervous Breakdown (big band)”. In their best and more economical moments, however, Destination Lonely lay down carpets of steaming, hypnotic fuzz (no bass) in the finest traditions of nothing succeeding like excess. The substantial “Out of Your Head”, for example, stammers and shakes, and their cover of the Stooges’ “Ann” is almost as good as the original. Heading this "fuzz is best" fest is guitarist Lo Spider, late of the Jerry Spider Gang and producer of all sorts of nefarious noise at his studio in the south of France. The other culprits are Marco Fatal (guitar and buried vocals) and mononymous drummer Vlad. So there's a lot to listen to and to like on "Nervous Breakdown". Rather than hold some of the recording back, label honcho Beat-Man decided you needed to hear all of it. "Day by Day" is creeping garage rock grave fodder with Fatal howling against a background of Poison Ivy guitars. "Nervous Breakdown" (the short version) is formidably forceful while the cover of the Troggs' "I Want You" is worth bottling. "Trouble" is a raunchy '60s punk raver. This is a band not without extremes at the other end of the scale: "Blind Man" amazingly restrained and winsome with its whistling and storm sound effects. Like an early line-up of the Bad Seeds coming off a three-day speed bender."Sentier Mental" and the skeletal "Je m'en vais" are in a similar vein. "In That Time" sounds like "House of the Rising Sun" after it's been condemned and the demolition order is being carried out. "Schizo MF (elektro shit remix)" is exactly what's on the label. Mercifully, it's only three minutes long.
GRAVYZINE(CAN) Feb 2020
Destination Lonely hail from the South of France and their brand new 17 song album is chock full of fuzzed out, drenched garage madness. Lots of interesting tracks with creepy lounge-y style songs. Lovin has got a really groovy rhythm slapping you in the face with its coyness and psychedelic sounds and painfully loud guitar. I Want You, a Troggs cover is totally fuzzed out garage psyche with super intense screechy noisy screaming and taking you down a scary path to the darkest corners of your lonely soul. Ann is like a high school prom dance from the 50s, the kind of slow number to sway and hold your sweetheart tight in a loving embrace, that then turns unexpectedly into a twisted, drugged up and fuzzed up night of no return. Out of Your Head is a swift and sensuous fuzzy drenched head smasher and basher, with a slithery sneaky groove. Follia sung in Spanish is slow and lounge-y, with reverb-y guitar effects and the mulled bass has a thick and mellow sound with an ideal beat. The crazy fuzz drenched title track Nervous Breakdown is heavy and grungy, spinning you in a wild fantastic whirl of kaleidoscopes and wickedness. Day by Day has a creepy climbing little hook to entertain you. Blind Man Acoustic guitar strumming, and in the background, a sample of a what sounds like a rain storm with rumbling thunder really creates a picture perfect atmosphere of this sad tale and this lonely guy strumming away pining away for someone and caught in the weather of his emotions. Je m’en vais – I always like garage songs sung in French, and this one’s a little more poppy and upbeat during the chorus, but it’s got this deep-down feeling and a quietness drifting about it. And the chorus gets progressively heavier throughout and it’s pretty catchy. Sentier Mental – this has a creepy scary feeling to it, sounds like Twin Peaks kind of lounge-y music with some sax. Instrumental, sounds like monsters or wild crazy people in the background. A good creeping around the cemetery at night kind of song. Schizo MF has a real muffled effect on the vocals, with a funky little beat, but the same kind of lounge-y tip toe-y rhythm and then a rip screechy guitar solo and steady tempo. In that time shows us more of that slow paced emotional and passionate outpouring of heart wrenching lurking madness. Screeching and howling singing with lots of feeling and passion. And a screechy mess of guitar dripping ooze in tears and blood and gore. Really heavy slow burning. Trouble is a fun and upbeat garage blast of energy with a tricked out guitar providing little snippets of frenzied moments. Cry evinces more of this lounge-y slow stuff. For the lonely and downtrodden, the yearning and heartbroken. It’s moody. It’s somewhat passionate. It has feeling. Electric Eel is sexy like a wild cat, slithering around the jungle or in a swamp preying on creatures in the murky depths of the slimy water. Is this the same person singing as before? Electrified machinery solo, like a drill going haywire and out of control. I love the simplicity of the record cover and the white vinyl if you can get your hands on a copy looks so sweet!
The Vinyl District (USA) Jan 2020
Destination Lonely, Nervous Breakdown (Voodoo Rhythm) Now, if you’re old like me and/ or you’re just really into garage punk, you might recall this here band name as the title of an album by one of the style’s greatest bands, Cheater Slicks. That means for those cognizant of the Slicks’ achievement, this French trio has some sizable shoes to fill, and amazingly, they manage to do okay, in part because Destination Lonely are at times quite laden with ’60s fuzz, and to an almost Detroit degree (they cover The Stooges’ “Ann”). This should hopefully impart that, unlike some garage merchants, they eschew an overly mannered approach. This shouldn’t imply that they can’t successfully downshift into less raucous situations. They can. Another surprising atypical for punk move is that Nervous Breakdown is a 2LP. A-
Freak Magnet (Sweden) Jan 2020
Knasterfylld brustablett i form av berusande ljuv psykedeliskt grym garagepunk som på bästa noise-sprakande vis rockar loss så att det är svårt att inte älska dem.
VOIX DE LA GARAGE (FR)
Les Destination Lonely, de retour, chez Voodoo Rhythm Rds qui plus est ! On en salive d’avance ! 17 titres dont 2 reprises (Troggs et Stooges) et 2 co-écrits avec des invités excellents : un JC Satan et un Movie Star Junkies… ça nous donne un double album bien copieux ! Qui ne risque pas de faire baisser la qualité du catalogue du label, ni l’intérêt pour ce trio ! Bon, si on veut pinailler (ou enculer des mouches) on peut trouver la pochette, un peu quelconque. Ou se dire que par sa sobriété elle ressortira forcement au milieu de celles des autres nouveautés ! Fuzz Trash Noisy Swamp Garage Blues… quelque soit l’étiquette c’est vraiment excellent ! Avec quelques surprises : une chanson en italien, une en français (si, si, en plus, elle est bonne!). On l'espérait réussit, il est mieux que ça : BRILLANT !!!
RPM ONLINE (UK) Feb 2020
I don’t ever recollect reviewing a band hailing from Bordeaux then, I kid you not. Not one but two different labels got in touch on the same day about their respective bands and low and behold they both hail from that very same city. Unspectacular I know but one of those strange coincidences. I never had the South Of France down as a hotbed of cool garage rock and roll but on today’s evidence, I might have to scratch the surface a little harder so please excuse my ignorance but Destination Lonely and I only just acquainted ourselves and now we dance cheek to cheek with their wonderful retro-influenced garage Rock and Roll as a soundtrack. You won’t get diddley squat indication of who or what Destination Lonely sound like or look like at all from the artwork that’s for sure. But, once the needle drops you’ll begin to lose yourself as the reverb kicks in and those sweet electric guitars begin to howl. They leave a couple of markers as to where they are at and covering The Troggs and The Stooges isn’t so much a suggestion as to where they’re at but dropping a bomb down a mine shaft and announcing your here. right from the off there’s an air of nasty about the groove and the solo on opener ‘Lovin” is exquisite. I’m curious as to why the would choose to make a video for the first cover on the record and not make one for one of their own tunes but I will say their interpretation is excellent. A lot of the vibe they give off reminds me of Gallon Drunk and the mysterious edge they exude. Their cover of ‘Ann’ sounds more like the Doors than Iggy and co (well the first 30 seconds anyway) I’m sure they’ll take that. ‘Out Of Your Head’ is a fantastic groovy thang with the full force fuzz guitar right in your grill. If that sounds like something you can get down with then check it out.
NEW NOISE (USA) Feb 2020
Southwestern France has a wealth of cultural heritage throughout its regions. Along with its cities being home to some of the most gorgeous architecture in Western Europe, it’s also home to three misanthropes, collectively named Destination Lonely, who’ve been punishing audiences with the most apathetic garage punk brought to market. The Toulouse/Bordeaux based trio’s decade long reign of “heroin groove” continues with their third full-length album, Nervous Breakdown, seeing release via longtime home Voodoo Rhythm Records. Destination Lonely isn’t new to the block and has a long and overlooked history within their country’s underground circuit with time spent in groups such as The Fatals, The Beach Bitches, and Jerry Spider Gang, among others. Not straying from their recognizable grunge n’ twang sound, they incorporate psych-rock elements in Nervous Breakdown, which broadens and (barely) brightens their sound. Nervous Breakdown is also their most ambitious release, clocking in at 66 minutes in length. The lo-fi production value along with the songwriting’s bleak and aggressive subject matter gives off a subversive feel when stacked against most of today’s bands in the same genre and the “hit it and quit it” upbeat vibe. More importantly, they play as if they’re angry and make you feel it from start to finish. The standout track is the album’s second take at the title track, the “big band” version, which is a 13-minute space rock freakout consisting of a droning organ teamed up with a screaming guitar played through a wah pedal. With no bass player on this album, the trio substitute low-end with overall loudness and demonstrate so on the explosive title track in part due to the dominant chords from Marco Fatal (guitars/vocals) and Lo Spider (guitars/organ/backing vocals/percussion). They even experiment with a backwoods sound a la Beasts Of Bourbon on the bluesy “Blind Man” and the desperate “In That Time.” Their covers of both The Troggs “I Want You” and The Stooges “Ann” contain more reverberation than what the original renditions held, giving both a heavy psychedelic appeal. Nervous Breakdown is a raw-sounding record, bottom line. Whether these three planned it to sound this way or all this stems from their subconscious, it definitely grabs your attention and shows how against the grain they are. Then again, when you’re from a nation where rebellion and political/social discontent is part of your identity, it only makes sense they’re naturally like this. (Matthew Hutchison)
Louder than War (usa) jan 2020
French garage psych rockers, Destination Lonely, are returning with their third album, a roller coaster of suks-up crunching treats.
Last year the French garage scene exploded with so much force that it splintered across the country in different waves, and on the basis of Destination Lonely’s third album, 2020 seems to be a year building on that momentum. The band moves in on the same dark, fuzzed out garage rock as their contemporaries, and countrymen, Weird Omen. Opening with Lovin ‘, the guitar whips in like a proto-punk machine gun attack of delayed distortion that envelops the song and forms the basis on which they build a looming depiction of a garage crash. It is a rocket sound that spreads quickly when they fall on the plate in the two cover versions. They wear their hearts off when selecting The Troggs ’I Want You, with added fuzz that gives a totally sleazier feel, and The Stooges’ Ann, whose staggered guitar creates a woozy psychedelic effect that makes the song its own.
From that moment the fuzz is king. Whether they pay tribute to The Cramps (Out Of Your Head), be a fan of swirling acid trip psych (Sentier Mental) or browse a dark country groove ala Alabama 3 (Schizo MF), that threatening sound is what binds the album together. Blind Man, which they place halfway through the album, is a wonderful deviation from the density around it. It is a mourning acoustic song filtered by a thunderstorm with a complaining harmonica for accompaniment and leads perfectly into the vibrato-soaked Je Mén Vais. As a double LP the band unsubscribes with a couplet of remixes of album tracks. The nearly 14-minute remix of the title track is like a free-falling David Lynch soundtrack, while the Schizo MF electro-shit remix would perfectly sit on David Holmes’ Bow Down To The Exit Sign.
The band itself calls their sound Heroin Groove, but perhaps it is better called Swamp Garage, especially considering that the album was recorded in guitarist Lo’s Spider’s Swampland Studio. If you search the output of the studio, it is clear what a reference the band is for garage music in France with recent albums by The Scaners, Les Lullies, Slift and The Wylde Tryfles all popping up. And it is a combination of all those sounds that Destination Lonely distills into one hard, nasty, dirty fuzz-blues psycho plate.
TRAVEL NEWS (USA) JAN 2020
French garage-psych rockers, Vacation spot Lonely, return with their third album, a rollercoaster of suped-up crunching delights.
Final yr the French storage scene exploded with such pressure that it splintered off in numerous waves throughout the nation, and on the proof of Vacation spot Lonely’s third album, 2020 looks like it’s going to a yr that continues to construct on that momentum. The band attract on the identical darkish, fuzzed-out storage rock as their contemporaries, and fellow countrymen, Bizarre Omen. Opening up with Lovin’, the guitar whips in like a proto-punk machinegun assault of delayed distortion that envelopes music and supplies the bottom on which they construct a threatening show of storage thrash. It’s a rocketing sound that quickly disperses as they fall into the 2 cowl variations on the file. They put on their hearts on their sleeves in deciding on The Troggs’ I Need You, with added fuzz lending an altogether sleazier really feel to it, and The Stooges’ Ann, whose spaced-out guitar creates a woozy psychedelic impact that makes the music their very own.
From then on out, the fuzz is king. Whether or not they’re paying homage to The Cramps (Out Of Your Head), blissing out on swirling acidtrip psych (Sentier Psychological), or loping on a darkish nation groove ala Alabama three (Schizo MF), that menacing sound is what ties the album collectively. Blind Man, which they place mid-album, is an excellent departure from the density that surrounds it. It’s a lamenting acoustic quantity filtered by a thunderstorm with a plaintive harmonica for accompaniment and leads completely into the vibrato-drenched Je Mén Vais. As a double LP, the band log out with a couplet of remixes of album tracks. The close to 14-minute remix of the title observe is sort of a free-falling spaced out David Lynch soundtrack, whereas the elektro shit remix of Schizo MF would sit completely on David Holmes’ Bow Down To The Exit Signal.
The band themselves label their sound Heroin Groove, however perhaps it’s better-called Swamp Storage, particularly provided that the album was recorded at guitarist Lo’ Spider’s Swampland Studio. Scouring the studio’s output, it’s clear what a reference the band are for storage music in France with latest albums by The Scaners, Les Lullies, Slift, and The Wylde Tryfles all cropping up. And it’s a mixture of all these sounds that Vacation spot Lonely distill into one hard-hitting, soiled fuzz-blues psych file.
Global Garage (usa) Jan 2020
Five Questions With… Destination Lonely
Lo Spider has kind of been an unofficial superhero in the Global Garage universe; a seemingly-mysterious character who just so happens to be on the majority of album production credits for garage punk & psych records coming out of France these days. In fact, I’m almost surprised when I find out a new French record we’re spinning on the show DIDN’T pass through Swampland, his recording studio.
So, when the fine folks at Voodoo Rhythm Records reached out with a preview of the new Destination Lonely record (featuring the one and only Lo Spider himself) along with a request to participate in our Five Questions With… series, I had to say yes! The legend of Lo Spider continues; our respective stories now further entwined, but Lo Spider isn’t the only driving force behind Destination Lonely, combined with band founder Marco Fatal and drummer Wlad, the band’s shared CV as scene veterans is extensive. The band’s freshly-released record, Nervous Breakdown, is a garage-punk burner that perfectly radiates the signature gritty, off-center rock & roll sound and swagger that makes modern French garage scene so damn captivating.
Nervous Breakdown is a double LP out today on the legendary Beat-Man’s label, Voodoo Rhythm Records. The band is currently booking some concerts in France right now with plans for a European tour in May.
1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without) ........ The 1969 Matrix Session of The Velvet Underground… or Funhouse by the Stooges… or the Sympathy Sessions of the Oblivians… Anything from the Country Teasers… It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You by Karen Dalton… or Maybe Robert Mitchum’s Calypso album, so we can dance naked under the sun…
2. How did the band members meet (or, for a solo musician, how did you get started)? ...... We know each other for more than 25 years. We played in different bands (Beach Bitches, Space Beatniks, Fatals, Jerry Spider Gang, Kung Fu Escalator…) and went to see or play with all these bands even if we didn’t live in the same cities at that time (Perpignan, Toulouse… always in the south !). Later I played in a band called Blew-Up! with Wlad, our actual drummer while Marco Fatal began Destination Lonely in Perpignan… After a few records and two different line-ups, he asked us to join the band…
3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country? ...... A lot of cool bands but not so many places to play!
4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music? ....... French cuisine ! / of course Cinema & Literature, Hunter Thompson, Jarmusch, Kaurismaki, Nick Tosches, Bukowski… / TV shows like The Leftovers, Baskets, Better call Saul, Sharp Objects… But the music is everything… huhu !
5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played. ..... We really enjoyed to play the Binic Folk Blues Festival in Britany it was a big challenge in front of 7000 people… But we also like to play for 10 motivated people in a shithole.
La Grosse Radio (FR) Jan 2020
Déjà le troisième long format pour les Destination Lonely ! Les Toulousains et Bordelais passés aussi par Perpignan nous livrent encore chez Voodoo Rhythm, le label suisse du Reverend Beatman, Nervous Breakdown, un double LP, excusez du peu ! Voyons un peu ce qu’il a dans le ventre…
Les trois Destination Lonely, c’est un pedigree long comme le bras dans le monde du garage punk. Wlad dans une autre vie officiait chez les Beach Bitches avant de fonder le label Nasty Prod. Marco était membre actif des Fatals et on ne présente plus Lo’ Spider, sorcier du son dans le studio Swampland et pensionnaire du Jerry Spider Gang et autres Shoo Chain Brothers.
Revenons en 2020. Pour ce Nervous Breakdown, on met les petits plats dans les grands. Tout d’abord signalons le magnifique écrin. Un double LP aux lignes épurées blanc et noir avec deux vinyles blancs. Très classe. Mais attention, une fois posé sur la platine, ça envoie du gros son !
Premier single, on nous livre "I Want You" qui puise délibérément dans un registre qui nous parle. Un son bien gras bien fuzz façon Stooges ou MC5 de la grande époque. Une rythmique martiale sans appel qui renvoie à la bestialité d’un "Louie Louie" façon Sonics ou plutôt Swamp Rats. Ce classique des Troggs est ici parfaitement revisité par les Destination Lonely. On en redemande.
Dans le même esprit, "Lovin" nous accueille avec des guitares saturées à souhait. On sent que les gars ont une belle puissance de feu. La patte Swampland se ressent très vite. Ici Lo Spider, le sorcier maitre des lieux est au four et au moulin gratte, chant et production. Ce nouvel album respire l’urgence électrique. "Electric Eel" porte bien son nom. Les solos y sont monstrueux miés en avant. On croule sous le déluge de guitares distordues. "Electric Eel", l’anguille électrique ne nous file pas entre les doigts, elle électrocute tout sur son passage. Ce n’est pas ce soir qu’on commencera la phase de repos des cages à miels ! Tu veux du vrai garage punk old school ? Avec de la bagarre ? “Trouble “, co-écrit avec Arthur de JC Satan est pour toi ! A l’instar du standard d’Elvis de 1958, le "Trouble" de Destination Lonely est d’une immédiateté sans précédent. En dix secondes, on crie le refrain avec Lo et Marco... Putain, à peine deux minutes et c’est déjà fini… Allez, on la remet ?
"Nervous Breakdown" dont le titre pourrait renvoyer aux Rolling Stones est définitivement bien plus punk que les œuvres des Glimmer Twins. On y retrouve l’esprit "Fatal" de Marco notamment. Les Destination Lonely ont des racines blues garage et aussi des ramifications du côté du punk qui tâche. "Nervous Breakdown" l’illustre parfaitement.
"Day By Bay" est toujours très trash dans son approche. Les titres mid-tempo sonnent un peu comme les productions de Ty Segall avec Fuzz notamment. "In That Time" rappelle aussi ce que Jim Jones a pu faire avec les Hypnotics ou encore maintenant avec les Righteous Minds. Ça groove sévèrement. Des ambiances poisseuses ou marécageuses à souhait. Mais ne serait-ce pas enregistré aux studio Swampland ? “Out Of Your Head” ouvre sur un riff roboratif. La fuzz est omniprésente et toujours utilisée à bon escient pour électriser les ambiances. Tout au long de l’album, on sent que le trio aurait bien pu figurer ans les manifestations de Detroit Motor City de la fin des seventies. « Schizo MF » fait tourner en boucle un riff façon Limiñanas puis les solistes s’en donnent à cœur joie. Lo’ Spider fait rugir sa Gibson SG pour assurer l’entretien de nos esgourdes. Les Destination Lonely savent aussi baisser le tempo pour nous balancer des compos plus personnelles avec des ambiances plus intimes. On part du côté des Stooges avec une relecture de "Ann". La version Destination Lonely est aux petits oignons. Les guitares font revivre les giclées fuzz de feu Ron Asheton. "Follia", ballade plu longue renvoie également à cette période Stooges avec des titres comme "Dirt" dans son intro pour durcir le ton au fur et à mesure des presque cinq minutes que dure le morceau. La voix tout en italien nous rappelle certaine productions comme celles des Limiñanas dans leurs titres où l’on retrouve tout leur amour pour Ennio Morricone. Au chant c’est Stefano Isaia des Movie Star Junkies qui est venu prêter main forte au groupe. "Blind Man" se pose comme la ballade acoustique de l’album. De parties d’harmonica bien senties s'ajoutent aux guitares acoustiques façon Johnny Cash. C’est aussi beau que "Free Bird" de Lynyrd Skynyrd à 3 grammes en fin de soirée… Mais les Destination Lonely ont aussi écouté les Beatles et la pop française. On les retrouve dans la langue de Molière avec "Je M’en Vais" que Dutronc aurait pu chanter à la fin des années 60. Décidément, le combo à beaucoup de cordes à son arc et force est de constater qu’il fait mouche dans tous les domaines.
"Cry" illustre le coté plus psychédélique de la chose Destination Lonely. On y retrouve au chant Arthur Larregle, grand activiste chez JC Satan. Mais attention ça peut partir en giclée de fuzz à tout moment. Le calme avant la tempête. Ça aussi ça fait partie de l’univers Destination Lonely. "Sentier mental" nous invite dans des ambiances torturées façon horror movie. Ce titre pourrait illustrer n’importe quel film de mort vivant avec une ambiance tordue… Musicalement, les Cramps ne sont pas loin. On s’attend en fermant les yeux à voir une infame goule des marais ou quelque chose du genre. Un instrumental très réussi… Pour finir les Destination Lonely osent des choses. Le groupe se permet de se payer une version longue mais pas chiante de son "Nervous Breakdown" à consommer sous acide et à ranger a côté de Ummagumma de Pink Floyd avec les LP dont les morceaux durent toute la face. Et pour finir en beauté ‘(???) le combo se paye un remix intitulé elektro shit…. Ah l’autodérision même chez les purs rockeurs ! Quel talent ! Résultat des courses, ce troisième effort est une très belle réussite. Le double LP s’écoute d’une traite. Pas toujours évident pour ce style de musique. Mais l’ensemble se justifie par une grande variété. Les Destination Lonely nous proposent donc ici un album tantôt garage, tantôt punk mâtiné de notes sixties psyché. On est à fond dans le sujet qu’on aime, tout est bien maitrisé. Bravo les Destination Lonely.
FEAR AND LOATING FANZINE (UK) MACH 2020
Destination Lonely are a raw garage/psych band from the South of France and this is their third album. Packed with 17 tracks (the vinyl version fills an entire double album) they cover a whole range of styles in a convincing and confident fashion. The opening track, ‘Lovin’, is a raw blast, presenting an idea of how the MC5 may have sounded if James Williamson had jammed with them. The next two tracks are, surprisingly, both covers, the first being The Troggs’ ‘I Want You’, where the primitive ‘Wild Thing’ styled riff is taken to fuzzed-out extremes. Third track is The Stooges ‘Ann’ which sounds great, even giving the original version a run for its’ money. That being said, I’m not so sure that two covers so early in their set is such a good idea, but moving on, the band start to deliver their own songs and you’ll quickly realise that they’ve got plenty of their own style to offer. Slower tracks delve into the darker corners of psychedelia, whilst the noisier, more frantic moments recall the best moments of Mudhoney. ‘Blind Man’ sounds like a country tune being played at the end of a particularly fine drinking session, while the ensuing ‘Je m’en Vais’ and ‘Sentier Mental’ are both moody and atmospheric in a playful kind of way. ‘Schizo MF’ is a minimalist garage anthem that sounds somewhere between The Fall and The Cramps (both circa ’79.) The album comes to an end with ‘Electric Eel’ which, again, has a slower tempo but at the same time has so much angst and tension within its’ coils that it’ll have you on edge just waiting for it to go off… when they reach the fuzzed out, feedback-laden guitar climax, it really is a glorious end to the proceedings. But… there’s still a bit more to keep you dazed, in the form of two bonus remixes. The new version of ‘Nervous Breakdown’ extends to a pulverising 13 minute extravaganza, recalling Mudhoney once again, but this time sending them head-long into a collision with early-Seventies Hawkwind. The ‘electro-shit’ remix of ‘Schizo MF’ probably isn’t meant to be taken too seriously, but at less than 3 minutes, it’s not bad either. This is a really good album, garage punk at its’ very best and it certainly deserves your attention.
All the way from Southwestern France, Punknews is happy to bring you the video premier of Destination Lonely’s version of the 1966 garage rock staple from The Troggs, “I Want You.” This lo-fi, fuzz riddled rendition is from their upcoming album, Nervous Breakdown, set for release on Voodoo Rhythm Records on . Nervous Breakdown is the third LP from the French garage punk trio on the Voodoo Rhythm label, and their first double LP release since forming in 2009. Their sound is defined by bleak, dissonant, noise laden riffs, full of desperation and bleakness. Destination Lonely definitely explores the darker corners of existence. You can pick up the band's new album right here and you can check out the new track below, right now!
Musik Global (CH) Jan 2020
Das Trio aus Südfrankreich kommt aus einer Rock’nRoll Trash Garage Noise Kultur und das zelebrieren sie hier deutlich. Das Tempo ist im Bereich von Heavy Metal, hat rhythmisch auch einiges davon übernommen, kommt etwas schwer und stampfend daher. Darauf aber Gitarren, Noise und Rock. So herrlich verzerrte, verschmierte Gitarren und eine Stimme, eher im Hintergrund machen den Sound aus. Mit ein zwei Covers von The Troggs und The Stooges und ihren Eigenkompositionen plus einem Remix und einer überlangen Version des Titeltracks, schaffen sie es auf 17 Songs mit 71 Minuten Spiellänge. Guter vielseitiger roher Rock mit einem Elektro Remix und einer Gitarrensaitenflitzer Version von 13 Minuten erfreuen das Rocker Herz. Gesungen wird englisch. Wirklicher Garagen Noise Trash Rock. Fredi Hallauer
El Sotano Radio 3 (Madrid, ES) Jan 2020
Destination Lonely - Ann
Rodney on the Rock (SERIUS XM) USA (Jan.26.2020)
Destination Lonely 'lovin'
global texan chronicles (USA) FEB 2020
What happens when you take a 1960s psych-rock staple and put it through a gnarly dystopian garage rock blender? You’ll find yourself in Destination Lonely’s dark twisted reimagining of The Trogg’s ’66 “I Want You”. A chugging bluesy slowburn that won’t fully crescendo, rather, it drags you through a distorted soundscape and lets you feel every nuance of the impending torment. Leaving you on the side of the road, possessed, wanting more…
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