Wooden Wand – Uneasy Peace

More From Wooden Wand's Farmer's Corner

Wooden Wand hits the road on the back of his recent album Farmer’s Corner, another outstanding release, which came out in May on Fire Records. For most of these shows, he’ll be headlinging and playing solo, performing songs from the new album as well as from his extensive back catalogue. He has also announced a couple of shows with Jolie Holland, one is a sold out date at The Water Rats in London on 25 September and the other is at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester the day before.

Listen to the excellent Uneasy Peace from the album and then buy a ticket for one of the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

September 11th – UK, LONDON, FIRE SHOWCASE (with The Saints and Sterling Roswell)
September 12th – PT, VALADA, REVERENCE FESTIVAL
September 13th – SP, SANTIAGO COMPOSTELA, WORKONSUNDAY
September 14th – PT, VILA REAL, COVILHETE NA MAO
September 15th – PT, PORTO, PASSOS MANUEL
September 16th – PT, COIMBRA, SALAO BRASIL
September 17th – FR, PARIS, POINT EPHEMERE
September 18th – NL, DEN HAAG, PAARD VON TROJE
September 20th – NL, TILBURG, INCUBATE FESTIVAL
September 22th – DE, MUNCHEN, GLOCKENBACHWERKSTATT
September 24th – UK, MANCHESTER, SOUP KITCHEN (with Jolie Holland)
September 25th – UK, LONDON, WATER RATS (with Jolie Holland)
September 26th – UK, WINCHESTER, THE RAILWAY
September 27th – UK, HEBDEN BRIDGE, MASONIC HALL
September 28th – UK, GLASGOW, BROADCAST
September 29th – IE, DUBLIN, WORKMAN’S CLUB
September 30th – IE, CORK, BLACK DOG SALOON & MEZCALARIA
October 2nd – IE, LIMERICK, KASBAH SOCIAL CLUB
October 3rd – NL, UTRECHT, DB’S
October 4th – BE, GHENT, VOORUIT

Tyrannosaurus Dead – Local Bullies

Tyrannosaurus Dead - Local Bullies

Flying Ant Day, will be the first full-length from the Brighton five-piece Tyrannosaurus Dead.

The first track to air from it is Local Bullies, a charming indie pop-meets-scuzzy punk hit in the making – distorted guitars break out, followed shortly by beautiful layered vocals, flitting from crazy to calm and back again.

The album is out on Odd Box Records on 3rd November. Order here.

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MM Shorts 604: Abattoir Blues

Brighton’s Abattoir Blues feature on Beech Coma Vol. 2,  a Leeds based label’s compilation of new acts that they describe as “negotiating a sun-bleached and apathetic world with a lazy-day quality and an old-fashioned frustration“.

This track, Blinded, is firmly in the latter camp – a raw, seething explosion of bilious anger, beneath which a melody fights furiously to breathe. Cracking stuff.

Download the full compilation for just £2 from Bandcamp here. Check out a previous track from Abattoir Blues on MM here.

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The Voyeurs – England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb

The Voyeurs - England Sings

The marvellous Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs are now just The Voyeurs, which seems like an eminently sensible move in the band-name stakes.

Having released the much underrated Clarietta album last year, they return with a new album Rhubarb Rhubarb which will see the light of day in November.

Drawing on classic influences such as The Doors, the Jesus & Mary Chain and adjusting the balance more in favour of dark psychedelics than classic indie punk, the first single is the oddly titled England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb.

It simmers with repressed melancholy and angst, and is as good as anything they’ve done to date.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Terry Malts – Don’t
2. Grass House – All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers cover)
3. We Were Promised Jetpacks – I Keep It Composed
4. Vashti Bunyan – Holy Smoke
5. Ming City Rockers – Get Outta Your Head
6. Real Estate – Paper Dolls (Nerves cover)
7. Blood Sister – Paralysis

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Split 7″ from Cass McCombs And Meat Puppets

Split 7" From Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets

To mark their upcoming tour together, Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets have announced the release of a split 7-inch single.

Comprising of four tracks – two originals by McCombs and two covers from Meat Puppets who take on Cathy’s Clown by the Everly Brothers and Texas Tornados’ (Hey Baby) Que Paso.

Listen to the brilliant funky folk of McCombs’ Night Of The World and the rollicking Meat Puppets version of (Hey Baby) Que Paso below.

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New Video: Pink Mountaintops – Shakedown

Pink Mountaintops’ brilliant Get Back is one of our favourite records of the year and the band have released a new video for album track Shakedown.

It tells the story of a not-so-typical commute through Los Angeles. The video floats through a headphone fueled dreamland full of arcade video games, roller skating, mixed drinks and kiddie pools. It stars Mandy-Lyn Antoniou and features a guest appearance by J. Mascis.

Watch it here.

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MM Shorts 603: Elle Mary & Hawker Reunion

Elle Mary is a noir-ish folksinger from Manchester who has joined forces with fellow folkies Hawker Reunion on a track called Plateau.

It is an intriguing listen, beautiful slow moving Americana that slowly pushes into psych and noise territories. And stunning vocals too.

Stream it below, or download for free from her Bandcamp page here.

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New Album From Mark Lanegan Band

New Album From Mark Lanegan Band

In late October, Phantom Radio will become Mark Lanegan’s ninth solo release. Apparently, much of the record was written using a $6 phone app called Funk Box.

First single is the ominous, yet catchy, Floor Of The Ocean, which mixes shimmering electronics with churning guitars and and bleakly affecting vocals.

Give it a spin.

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