MM Shorts 736: MidCity

Coming out from Leicester’s Luminous Music Collective are MidCity, a young four piece taking influences from Nirvana, Death from Above 1979 and The Killers and throwing out jagged, grumbling, dirty bass driven indie garage-rock. Check out the rather good Needles below.   .

Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi Collaborate On Cold Moon

Singer/songwriter (and longtime MM fave) Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. The two musicians talked at a friend’s show in October 2014, chatting about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to… Read More Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi Collaborate On Cold Moon

Mad Mackerel Recommends… The Payroll Union

Paris of America, the new album by The Payroll Union, continues the band’s fascination with America’s dark past. These eight songs explore the violence of the ‘riot era’ in Philadelphia during the 1830s and 1840s. Inhabiting the stories of radical writers, anti-Catholic brawlers, firebrand preachers, and violent ward bosses, the album imagines a city in… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… The Payroll Union