MM Shorts 671: Grace Vonderkuhn

Grace Vonderkuhn is a musician and songwriter based out of Wilmington, Delaware. She sings, plays the guitar, bass, keys, and drums. Her musical style often combines elements from garage, psychedelic, punk, classic, and glam rock genres.

Her self-titled five track EP is available on Bandcamp now, and for your immediate listening pleasure we have the proto-garage rock of Saints With Death Wishes and the visceral, slow burn of Kaleidoscopes.

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Courtney Barnett – Depreston

The much-anticipated release of the debut LP proper from Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, will see a release on the 23rd March.

Another song has been shared from the album today, Depreston details the mundane task of house hunting and in traditional Barnett style, it becomes something much, much more. This may be our favourite track we’ve heard from her so far…wonderful stuff.

Watch it here.

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New Video: Sergeant Buzfuz – S6 Girls

South London indie-folk band Sergeant Buzfuz return with their sixth album, Balloons For Thin Linda, which is out on the 7th April.

Lead songwriter Joe Murphy’s songs are a mixture of the pop, post-punk and folk he grew up with and the Irish story-telling tradition of his ancestors.

Watch the charming video for S6 Girls, following a night out in Murphy’s hometown of Sheffield and brilliantly illustrated by Julia Homersham. You can get the comic book S6 Girls single from gigs and from Blang shop in pvc wallet with CD-R.

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MM Shorts 669: Surf City

New Zealand psychgazers Surf City return with an album of sticky summer jams and fuzzy swirls and out and out dream pop blasts. Harnessing the explorations of 2013’s We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This into more focused packages, the group still delivers reverb-soaked joy at every turn in their endeavours to deliver the perfect jittery motorik pop song,

Check out Hollow Veins and Leave Your Worries here.

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Mega Video Round Up

Time for some more entertainment in the form of musical films. Here are ten of the more entertaining tunes and videos that have landed in our in-box over the past couple of weeks. They come from the likes of Protomartyr, Dogheart, Split Screens,  Mind Brains, Colleen Green, Gaz Coombes, Slaves, …And The Hangnails, Jamie T, and Tom Williams.

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Debut EP From Daddy Issues

Debut EP From Daddy Issues

Surf influenced garage rock four-piece Daddy Issues (but not the same Daddy Issues we posted about late last year!) have just released their debut EP Double Loser.

Confused? Don’t be!

The EP opens with Sex On The Beach with its fabulous harmonies and thumping percussion, and then swerves into a risqué love song of sorts with the infectious and irrepressible So Hard (love the fact they’ve added the tag “boner” to the soundcloud stream). Let’s Go To The Mall wraps a moody, fuck you tantrum in a contradictory tangle of twangy guitars and sweetly sung choruses, before finally finishing up with the slow, honeyed pop swirl of Lethal Dose.

In eleven short minutes Daddy Issues will charm your socks off, and then gleefully run off with them.

Order the limited edition cassette from Bandcamp here.

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MM Shorts 667: 1955

1955’s new EP is called The French Had A Name For It and was released earlier this month. A copy just arrived at MM Towers…

It’s raw rock and roll without any processed shellacking – lean, tight songs with a stripped back garage rock feel and with a lovely, simplistic clarity to them.

Lead single is Upside Down. Watch the video for it and download it below.

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