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. .
Spare Change and Drinks the debut EP of old time Americana sounds from Glasgow’s John MacKay will see a release via Different Circle Records on the 27th July. The singer-songwriter’s usual tool of acoustic guitar won’t be found on this record, with banjo, stompbox and fiddle in its place. Lead single 16 Times Around sets the… Read More MM Shorts 735: John MacKay
We first became aware of Bristol’s Trust Fund following a split 7″ with Joanna Gruesome and now, less than four months since the release of his debut album No One’s Coming For Us, we have the announcement of a brand new single Dreams, which features additional vocals from Alanna McArdle (Ides, and formerly of Joanna Gruesome). Released… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Trust Fund
Good day! We’ve been continuing our trawl back through the in-box for all the gems and hidden treasures that await us, and all to share with you this fine summer’s morning. Another eight tracks, some older than others, all worth some of your attention, give it to me now… The Ethical Debating Society have just released debut album… Read More Another Monday Round-Up
Coming in typical fashion from a band soon to release a 90+ minute, 29-track indie-rock odyssey of an album, New York’s Titus Andronicus have shared video’s for not one but six tracks (including a brilliant Daniel Johnston cover), or as the band call it “the album’s second act”, known as The Magic Morning/Beside Himself. Clocking… Read More New Six Track Titus Andronicus Video
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
The Woolly Bushmen are a three-piece garage outfit from Orlando. They use vintage gear and record on reel to reel. This is the new single and title track from their LP Sky Bosses, just released through their own Chesterwick Recording Laboratories. Have a listen. .
It’s that time again. Ten more new tracks rounded up and herded into one convenient place for you… 1. Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover) 2. La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere 3. Blank Realm – River Of Longing 4. Bully – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying (Belle &… Read More Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
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
To complement our Johnny Stewart post earlier, long standing MM faves and raucous dirt blues rockers Kings of Lowertown are back with a new three track release, Nowhere Road, due for release on Halloween! Stream the title track below, or grab it on a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp here. .