Radio Birds – Hold On Me

Radio Birds have been described as a Southern-fried version of The Hold Steady and compared to fellow Georgian’s The Drive By Truckers.

They have just released a music video for Hold On Me, the lead single from their new album Contemporary American Slang, which will be released on the 3rd February.

This fuzz heavy Southern Rock tune has a video following a day in the life of a… lighter. From its initial purchase at a liquor store to a night out on the town, this hapless Bic is in for a wild night.

Watch it below.

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New Video: The Voyeurs – Train To Minsk

The Voyeurs (formerly Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs) have announced details of the release of their new single – Train To Minsk will be released on Heavenly Recordings on 9th March.

One of our favourite tracks on their recently released long player Rhubarb Rhubarb, the song is accompanied by a suitably dayglow video directed by renowned film-maker Douglas Hart.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our weekly round up of those songs you should have definitely caught this week already, including the welcome returns of Vetiver and the Mountain Goats.

1. The Mountain Goats – The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero
2. Rye Pines – Atlantic Ascent
3. MEW – Satellites
4. The Babies – Got Old
5. Yowler – 7 Towers
6. Marissa Nadler – It’s Easier Now (Jason Molina cover)
7. Vetiver – Current Carry
8. Mount Eerie – Dragon

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New Video: Darlia – I’ve Never Been To Ohio

Darlia release their new single I’ve Never Been To Ohio on the 2nd March, and it also features on their mini-album Petals which is set for release on 23rd February through B-Unique Records.

Managing to evoke the classic grunge era albeit with a heavy injection of melody and some authentic punk snarl, the combination froths and fizzes like the evil experiment of some deranged scientist.

Watch the video. Stream the song.

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Jesse Malin – Addicted

With his first new material in four years, singer-songwriter Jesse Malin has returned with a new single Addicted which comes from forthcoming album New York Before The  War.

The track is built around a punchy hook-line, but while it sounds upbeat the song reflects upon difficult times and was written shortly after Malin lost his friend and neighbour Arturo Vega – the “fifth” Ramone and designer of their iconic logo.

Have a listen.

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Another New Laura Marling Track…False Hope

Laura Marling returns with her new album Short Movie which will be released through Virgin Records on the 23rd March – we’ve already posted the title track here.

The new album is a departure from previous releases, a freer and loser sound with a much bigger, electric feel. The latest track to be shared from it is False Hope.

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Introducing >>> Ethan Jano

Introducing >>> Ethan Jano

Ethan Jano is a young folk singer, whose guttural vocals and peculiar delivery feel akin to the dust bowl protest songs of the 30s and 50s which blended traditional folk with rhythm and blues and even a bit of rockabilly swagger.

It is a musical style inherited from a working class life that he has always known – raised in rural Pennsylvania, he was one of eight children born into a borderline blue-collar family. Some of his earliest memories involve listening to his Dad and great uncle pick out old tunes from the likes of Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis and Bob Dylan. 

We have a couple of contrasting tracks from his debut album I’ll Be Fine (out on the 10th February) for your listening pleasure. Check out the joyful strum of Wildfire and the poignant, reflective How You Should Be below.

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MM Shorts 653: Mike Collins Jr.

At the very end of 2014 Mike Collins Jr. released a new record Tryin’ To Stay Ahead on Fork & Spoon Records.

He has got stories to tell having travelled the world – hitchhiking through Europe, hopping freight trains in North America, sleeping whereever he can, on a stranger’s couch or under the stars –  busking his brand of one-man-band folk music.

Homesick Carolina Blues is the first single from the album.

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