This week on Something For The Weekend it’s a bit of an accidental ‘guitar fuzz special’. I didn’t quite plan this, but there’s a heavy 90’s alternative influence in all three of the bands we’re showing you this week, which are based in Connecticut, California and Birmingham respectively. The 90s alternative sound is quite possibly more popular right now than it was even in the 90s during it’s inception, and these three bands are definitely making the most of it.

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For Fans Of: Weezer, Knapsack

I was first introduced to Ovlov through Facebook. I saw someone posting about their latest record, as well as the fact that they were playing a couple shows with a band called Sneeze, who I had recently released through my record label (Close To Home Records) so it seemed like a no-brainer to check them out. I am so glad I did and have been telling anyone who will listen about them since. Their latest album ‘AM’ was released through Exploding In Sound Records and is available to stream in full through Bandcamp.

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Ovlov on Facebook, Tumblr, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud.

Modern Charms
For Fans Of: Whirr, Pity Sex
Modern Charms are a new band featuring a member of, a previous Something For The Weekend band, Supercrush. It also features Inna Kurikova who can be heard on Whirr’s ‘Part Time Punks’ 7”. Their 6 self titled EP is now available through their Bandcamp for $6, or on tape for the same price. If you like the heavy 90s influence that’s floating around at the moment with bands like Pity Sex, Whirr and the like, then I highly suggest checking these out.

Modern Charms by Modern Charms

Modern Charms on Facebook, Blogspot, and Bandcamp.

For Fans Of: Peace, Smashing Pumpkins
Swerve are a five piece alt rock band from Birmingham featuring former members of TDON’s No Reality. They currently only have a few demo tracks available at their Soundcloud (link below). They literally sound like they’ve been plucked out of 1993 and it’s just great. I imagine Wayne and Garth would have absolutely loved them. Party on.

Swerve on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.

Words by Joe Hart

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