Listen: Howcha Magowcha and Its Minions – Vol 4: Smooth Karate

Known as a favourite of Thurston Moore and tipped as the missing link between Belly and Sonic Youth the furious and experimental indie of Turkish Delight is captured perfectly on albums Tommy Bell (1996) and Howcha Magowcha (1998). The noise rock of both is broken by intriguing vintage sample interludes and from the off make…

Listen: Howcha Magowcha and its Minions – Vol 3: Li Colt Vas

Rock music with oddly-tuned guitars, varied rhythms, clouds of dissonance, and bursts of energy wasn’t too hard to come by in the 1990s. But not everyone who practiced this DIY form got out of the decade alive: for every Sonic Youth there was a Dustdevils, and for every Polvo there was an Erectus Monotone. Boston…

Listen: Howcha Magowcha and its Minions – Vol 2: All Choked Up

Howcha Magowcha, the second album by Turkish Delight, originally released in 1998 (and which follows IHeartNoise’s cassette rerelease of their 1996 debut last year), isn’t quite as weird as all that, but it’s hardy accessible or mainstream. In the main, it’s a high-octane, helium-filled punky thrashabout, and really rather fun. And while punk-pop has very…

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