Girl Band are one of the best live bands we’ve seen in recent times, creating propulsive, and almost terrifyingly energetic noise-rock that pulls as much influence from classic techno as from their more obvious post-punk, noise and industrial predecessors. Their debut album Holding Hands with Jamie, is out on 25th September on Rough Trade. This is… Read More New Video: Girl Band – Paul
Brighton based Sealings are a band whose live show has been described as both “based more on confrontation than anything else” and “wilfully abrasive”. Their debut LP I’m A Bastard attempts to capture this mindset of total sonic annihilation whether through careering three-chord punk, industrial instrumental passages or fervent noise-rock. Have a listen to White Devil below. [Click… Read More MM Shorts 747: Sealings
Brisbane’s Bottlecock are a trio that deal in the scuzzier end of the musical spectrum releasing a long player at the end of 2014 simply called Record that mixed noisy short sharp punk shocks with slow-burning epic sludgey grunge. One of the stand out tracks from that record was the marvellously monikered Girt By Dickheads, which… Read More Introducing >>> Bottlecock
Norway’s explosive duo Burning Motherfuckers have revealed their first new tracks since their debut EP release back in 2012, after the duo spent a longer period of time writing and recording across Oslo, London and in the Swedish forest. Listen to I’m Your Lion slowly building up to a monumentally explosive climax. Listen here. .
New York City’s Ballroom explode out of the gate with a whirlwind fury. Anchored by a tornado of vicious snare drum thwacks and excoriating guitars, their self-titled debut features no mellow songs, sappy ballads or moments of false sincerity. Instead we get six tracks of pure visceral fury where dissonance and feedback battle it out with… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Ballroom
It’s tempting to simply categorise Georgia’s Pinecones alongside their punk, hardcore, and metal roots. Really, though, it’s no use: no genre can claim them as one of its own. This is music that’s too melodic for the conventions of punk, but with vocals that are often shouted with hardcore’s guttural ferocity. It’s doom laden, meandering, punch-to-the-gut stuff that is… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Pinecones
Vomitface, the Jersey City/Brooklyn punk trio have offered up their new music video for Never Make It. The video captures the band playing to a yoga class, offering their own “meditative” expertise in the form of destructive, noisy sludge-pop. The track comes from their just released sophomore EP, Another Bad Year, out via Boxing Clever Records.… Read More New Video: Vomitface – Never Make It
Time for a collection of some of the great videos and songs we’ve had through lately. They range from the Cheatah’s excellent Murasaki video and Heater’s brilliant Mean Green through to the raw, fizzing noise rock of Reporters’ stripped back video by way of the tripped out campfire haze of Zuli’s Better All The Time. .… Read More Video Round Up Time
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… Read More Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Ah Vomitface, let us count the ways we love your name. And your new EP Another Bad Year, too – from which we have Never Make It, another satisfyingly sludgey slab of seething punk rock that manages to blast your eardrums into submission without losing any accessibility whatsoever. Have a listen. .