It is always good to come across a local band with imagination and promise in equal measure. And so it is with Oxford’s four-piece Orange Vision, who take the best of classic 90s indie and shoegaze and twist it around post punk, glam rock and a touch of psychedelia to produce reverb drenched, melodic pop anthems with… Read More MM Shorts 751: Orange Vision
Time for one of our sporadic video round up posts. Lots of new musical films and songs to enjoy – here are a selection of some of our favourites from Fidlar and the Sewer Rats to Samantha Crain and Ruby The Rabbitfoot via Du Blonde and all stops inbetween. . . . . . . .… Read More Video Round Up
To play a Fly Golden Eagle record, is to hear a few different things at once. You’ll hear the stomp-heavy drama of T. Rex. You’ll hear the swirling colours and textures of The Doors. You’ll even hear a growl of punk rock mixed effortlessly with the choral echoes of the gospel church. And it is all of… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Fly Golden Eagle
Melodic drone-punk trio Feature from London are reissuing their previously sold-out cassette through Brisbane label, Ruined Smile on 1st August. We’re not sure but we have a sneaking suspicion that the band contains one of our favourite PR people too… Anyway, featuring three tracks from the Culture of the Copy EP and two tracks from… Read More MM Shorts 750: Feature
Back in February we posted Cornish three-piece Lost Dawn’s excellent track Count On Me and now the band are back with another excellent single, Electrify – a slice of scuzzy, psych-rock that melds an experimental flavour with classic pop sensibilities and a soupçon of glam-rock. Stream it here. .
The Bulls, Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event (and sometimes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes) and Marc Sallis of The Duke Spirit, have shared Small Problems, the title track off their new record Small Problems, in advance of a full EP on August 28th (via Diet Pink Records). Born from a shared love of… Read More MM Shorts 749: The Bulls
We’ve already posted Stalker, the flip side to I Hear Voices by Brooklyn’s neo-psych rockers Sunflower Bean. Now here is the A side in all its hazy, spring-heeled glory that is making good on all the hype the band are generating. Stream it here. .
It has been a good while since we’ve heard from Australian dream-poppers, The Oyster Murders. The good news is that they are back with a new single – When You’re Wrong is a wash of distorted pop melodies, overdriven guitars and analog synths. This is the band’s first release since their 2013 Mourning Birds EP and it… Read More MM Shorts 748: The Oyster Murders
Keeping our raw, garage blues theme up for the day, and with the UK offering, is the new single from Brighton based blues-grunge duo Junkyard Choir. Sun Moon Stars is the second single from their debut album Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (available on a name-your-price deal on Bandcamp here) and if the boys are to be believed, they… Read More New Single From Junkyard Choir
James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies) is set to release his second proper solo album, Below The Belt, later this summer. It is more blisteringly fierce and sleazy blues distinguished by his trademark gruff howl, mixed with equal measures of bourbon, butane and nicotine. On his new album, the ghosts of Leg’s… Read More James Leg – Below The Belt