New Video: Keston Cobblers Club – Won’t Look Back

New Video: Keston Cobblers Club - Won't Look Back

A much loved discovery of Mrs M’s, five piece pop folkies The Keston Cobblers Club are set to release their new album Wildfire on Tricolour Records /Absolute via Universal in June.

Triggered by teenage obsessions with British power pop and Glaswegian indie dreamers, the twelve track collection is a sonic journey of sounds. Building on the band’s bedrock of urgent anthems, thumped drums, sweet strums and tuba, the band have fused their folk based roots with 90s synth hooks, huge orchestral waves and choral arrangements which they describe as “a blanket of voices.”

Check out the uplifting first single, Won’t Look Back, which rouses with an anthemic chorus about not dwelling on your problems,

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Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 1)

You know the drill. SO many songs this week. Dive in. Enjoy. More tomorrow.

1. Chelsea Wolfe – Iron Moon
2. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Trevor Forever
3. Teleman – Strange Combinations
4. Marissa Nadler – Carnival
5. Daughn Gibson – It Wants Everything
6. Rose Windows – The Wanton Song
7. Cayucas – Moony Eyed Walrus
8. Yukon Blonde – Como
9. JAWS – Bad Company
10. Mishka Shubaly – The Last Lost Weekend

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Adia Victoria – Howlin’ Shame

Adia Victoria’s stark, confrontational tales of the south call to mind the spirit of the greats – Billie Holiday, Woody Guthrie, the Carter Family and more, but are imbued with an eerie sense of foreboding and vehement, sometimes venomous, lyrics.

Following a recent tour with MM faves Hurray For The Riff Raff, she has now shared the potent Howlin’ Shame, which glows with the same fiery intensity as her brilliant debut Stuck In The South.

Have a listen.

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MM Shorts 704: Wartime Blues

MM Shorts 704: Wartime Blues

Since 2009, Wartime Blues have hustled their brand of experimental Americana across two albums and three national tours.

After a three-year hiatus, the band will release their third album, April, Texas, on June 2nd (pre-order here). It’s a song cycle set in the vast expanse of the Southern Plains.

We’ve already shared Build A Sun, now have a listen to the excellent Fredericksburg.

 

 

New Track From Sea Of Bees

New Track From Sea Of Bees

Julie Ann Baenziger aka Sea Of Bees will release her new album Build A Boat To The Sun on June 30th.

The record sees her leaving the darkness for brighter horizons, gathering the good things up, leaving the bad behind and moving forward. The music has also moved forward sonically from the previous releases with more tracks having a full band sound after she bought a drum set and spent as much time playing drums as guitar.

The immediate upbeat pop swagger of Test Yourself and alt-rocker Karma Kard set out the sail for this album but there are moments of the folk-pop that brought her initial critical acclaim in Don’t Follow Me and Moline, touches of lush orchestration in Monk and Little Sea.

Stream Dad, the first song to be written for the album, below.

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Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Another day, another week, another collection of ten excellent tunes from the past seven days collected for your listening pleasure and gratification.

1. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
2. Creepoid – Dried Out
3. Loop – Precession
4. Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – Have Mercy
5. Left Lane Cruiser – Tres Borrachos
6. Little Wings – Where
7. Thee Oh Sees – Withered Hand
8. PINS – Young Girls
9. Courtney Barnett – Close Watch (John Cale cover)
10. Father John Misty – Never Been A Woman

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The Cerny Brothers – Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant (out May 12th) is the upcoming album from Americana/folk band The Cerny Brothers. 

The record signifies a new direction for the band, as the music has turned from an acoustic, folk element to a more electric, American rock sound while still keeping the folk spirit from their earlier work. The songs deal with becoming a man and finding identity in a constantly changing world, and realizing that we all have a sleeping giant inside of us waiting to be set free.

Listen to album opener Porch Lights.

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Mad Mackerel Recommends… Barna Howard

Mad Mackerel Recommends... Barna Howard

A short while ago we were sent a digital copy of Barna Howard’s new album Quite A Feelin’ and it has gradually become a constant soundtrack to everything we’ve been doing over the past few days.

It is a country music album in the classic sense – in the Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt sense. Yep, that good!

Eloquent, poetic, heartfelt stories told with warmth and in an easy-going, unhurried style that lets each song unfurl at its own pace like smoke rising from a campfire. And each one a scalpel sharp observation on life, the critical minutiae that add up to the trials and tribulations that trouble us all and drive decisions good and bad.

Have a listen to album opener Indiana Rose below.

Quite A Feelin’ is out on the 18th May in the UK. Pre-order from Loose Music here.

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UK Dates:
13 May – Rough Trade West, London
14 May – Servant Jazz Quarter, London
17 May – Wood Festival, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire