New Album From Elliott Brood

Long standing MM faves Elliott Brood are back with a new album in September titled Work And Love.

The album mines the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. Work and Love also serves as a eulogy for the moments on the doorstep of manhood: first loves, lost loves, and young men’s just desserts.

The first taste from it comes in the shape of the infectious, bluegrass-inflected chug of Jigsaw Heart.

You can pre-order the album from Paper Bag Records here, or grab it digitally via iTunes.


Twin Brother – Swallow The Anchor

Twin Brother - Swallow The Anchor

At the start of this week indie-folkers Twin Brother released their new album Swallow The Anchor.

From the long opening violin caresses of Shallow Mission to the uproarious pleas in Heart And Soul, and singer Sean Raasch’s sullen lyrical resignation of “So stand up straight before your head hits the ground / Too little too late / You’re an old man now” in parting shot Stand Up StraightSwallow The Anchor is beautifully crafted and delicately devastating recognition of the outmatched fight against, and reluctant acceptance of, departing youth.

At least there’s pretty music on the way to a place none of us want to go.

Listen to Way To Be below, and buy the album from Bandcamp here.



Introducing Matthew Hedley Stoppard

We’re loving this acerbic single from Leeds-based poet Matthew Hedley Stoppard and Hull art-rockers The Glass Delusion. Revenge Song is a story from the point-of-view of a bullet making its way through the organs of its intended target.

It comes across like the bastard lovechild of Gil Scott Heron and The Fall, and sounds just as good as you would imagine. It is a follow-up to previous single, the equally brilliant You’ll Find Us In The Parks, which you can download for free below.

Streaming now, Revenge Song will be released as a free download on September 15th and is also taken from the forthcoming album Runt County which can be pre-ordered from Bandcamp here.



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Joanna Gruesome & Perfect Pussy Plan Split 7″

Joanna Gruesome Psykick Espionage

Joanna Gruesome and Perfect Pussy will release a split 7″ later this autumn together with an accompanying comic book.

Perfect Pussy’s contribution is a cover of the Sugarcubes’ Leash Called Love, while Joanna Gruesome offer a cover of their own, …And Keep Reaching for Those Stars by I Hate Myself as well as a new track, Psykick Espionage.

Stream them both below.




New Single From Post War Glamour Girls

Yorkshire four-piece, Post War Glamour Girls are back with a new single Gustave / Lolong via Too Pure on the 1st September.

Lolong also features Billy Mason Wood from Blacklisters as a special guest, here’s what the band had to say about Billy’s part in the new release;

Billy plays the part of ‘Lolong’ who is the largest crocodile in captivity and he’s having a conversation through the bars of his cage / prison cell with ‘Gustave’ who is the suspected largest crocodile in the wild (and larger than Lolong for sure) and trying to convince him that he should help him escape and they should work as a team. It was nice to finally collaborate and do a song with Billy. Blacklisters are my favourite Leeds band and although Billy is my least favourite member of the band, it was nice to at least be able to work with one of them

Have a listen and check out live dates below…


21 Aug – LEEDS – Leeds Festival (Dance To The Radio stage)
13 Sep – WAKEFIELD – Long Division Festival
17 Sep – BRISTOL – The Birdcage
18 Sep – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store
19 Sep – BOURNEMOUTH – 60 Million Postcards
20 Sep – NORTHAMPTON – Legendary Labour Club
22 Sep – LONDON – Birthdays
23 Sep – LEICESTER – The Firebug
26 Sep – LEEDS – Packhorse
18 Oct – MANCHESTER – A Carefully Planned Festival (Mint Lounge stage)

New Single From Wild Smiles

Wild Smiles will release their debut album, Always Tomorrow, on Sunday Best Recordings on 27th October. The fast-rising trio, comprising brothers Chris and Joe Peden with drummer Ben Cook, have also released their new single, Never Wanted This, today.

Taking in elements of Beach Boys surf pop, Velvet Underground drones, Jesus & Mary Chain low-fi garage clatter and Nirvana filth, they manage to concoct a dazzling stew of sound.

Watch the video and stream the single below.




New Video: Dumb – Still I’m Stuck

Dumb hit the road to film their new retro video for current single Still I’m Struck found on their debut EP Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out, that is released tomorrow via Tip Top/One Beat.

The band have an intriguing and contrasting mix of raw, punkish attitude and awkward indie reticence, but the really good news is the goldfish wasn’t hurt in the making of the film.

The inflatable crocodile didn’t make it.