We were big fans of Acting Strange’s first single Rumble and now they have shared the equally good Universe Blues that wonderfully mines the rich seam of 60s pastoral psychedelia – all tie-dye and merseybeat jangle. It comes from new EP Night On The Tiles. .
It has been more than three years since we posted anything by brooding Brooklyn four-piece Grassfight. Drawing on influences such as Spacemen 3, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Spoon, they’re back with a new single Please Don’t Tell, a dense, dark piece of post-punk gloom (driven by heavy bass and melancholic vocals) that tells the story of a miserable… Read More New From Grassfight
Daylight Versions is the debut full-length album from London quintet The Leaf Library, due out on 30th October via wiaiwya. The record is full of wonderfully woozy, drone-pop tunes about meteorology, the seasons and the incoming sea; from songs about the ghostly Suffolk coastline to the slowly rising waters of London marshes. The first single… Read More The Leaf Library – Daylight Versions
Anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis is back with a new record. Manhattan is his seventh studio album, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs. Whilst the album is named after, and inspired by, New York, the city of which Lewis is a lifelong resident, it is done so in a way that links his wryly detached… Read More New From Jeffrey Lewis
New regular feature (maybe). Ten tunes. Hit or miss? You choose… Animal Omen – Dirty Air (RIYL: Psych-rock, Blue Oyster Cult, Modest Mouse) . Pony Time – Really Nice Guys (RIYL: Garage rock, Fleetwood Mac) . Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna (RIYL: Desert blues, Giant Sand, Other Lives) . The Folk Today Project – The Reason For… Read More Nickel In The Jukebox…
Summer Flake is the lush, harmony-laden solo project of Stephanie Crase of Adelaide, Australia. Her forthcoming five track EP Time Rolls By, will be released on the 9th October on Rice is Nice. Listen to the brilliant The Sun Won’t Shine here. .
Samantha Crain has unveiled a new video for the heartfelt Kathleen, one of the standout tracks on her new album Under Branch & Thorn & Tree. . .
Hailing from a quiet town on the outskirts of London, Flower Fellow, aka seventeen year old Colette Olive’s influences were icons such as Janis Joplin, Jeff Buckley and Stevie Nicks. She also found inspiration in literature, particularly Sylvia Plath and Virginia Wolf. Her blend of minimalist folkish-pop is marked by lovely vocals and minimalist instrumentation. Check… Read More MM Shorts 768: Flower Fellow
A day late, but surely none the worse for all that, our collection of some of the best tracks from last week. Low – Lies The Mantles – Doorframe Laura Stevenson – Torch Song Lanterns On The Lake – Faultiness Heaters – Gum Drop Nai Harvest – Ain’t That Enough (Teenage Fanclub cover) Alien Hand… Read More Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Inspired by the changing landscapes of the East Kent coastline and time spent writing songs isolated in a beach hut with just a notebook and no electricity, Canterbury based singer songwriter Emily Watts will release her debut five track EP From the Blue on the 18th September. Drawing influences from Cat Power, Joni Mitchell and… Read More Introducing >>> Emily Watts