New Videos: Lola Colt || The Franklys || September Girls || Meat Wave

Four videos to set pulses racing from Lola Colt, The Franklys, September Girls and finishing with Meat Wave’s insanely catchy punk rock.

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(Download the whole album on a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp).

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Introducing >>> Daddy Issues

Introducing >>> Daddy Issues

The excellently named Daddy Issues are an all girl trio producing a twisted, distorted take on garage-pop that drips with acerbic irony and a healthy dose of cynicism.

Ugly When I Cry is a wonderful slab of downbeat grungy pop that we’ve had on repeat ever since we heard it!

Stream it below, or grab it for a buy-now deal at Bandcamp.

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Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

Leeds’ Menace Beach have confirmed details of their debut album. Ratworld will be released on the 19th January (UK /Europe) and 27th January (North America) on CD, heavy splatter colour vinyl, and good old-fashioned download.

Recorded across the summer, heavy melody abounds on Ratworld with the band forging a triumphant collection of loose-limbed noise pop. The first taste of which, the fuzzily insistent Come on Give Up, is available to stream below or as a free download from the band’s website here, where you can also pre-order the album too.

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Little Person – Sommeria

Little Person was formed by twin brothers Nicky and Max Weinbach. Both of them started their careers writing and producing musical theatre, but their deep love of classic 1960s pop records soon led them to set aside their staff paper, pick up electric guitars, and begin hitting the legendary clubs of San Francisco.

Their debut, Little Person EP comes out tomorrow. Check out the vintage patchwork of 60s rhythms and sing-along melodies of Sommeria.

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MM Shorts 620: Hannah Lou Clarke

Silent Type is the title track from Hannah Lou Clarkes’ debut EP, which will be released on the 24th November. The EP has been written and recorded whilst living above a Quaker meeting house, taking inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below.

Fond of writers like Charles Bukowski and Billy Childish, the lyrics – much like their soundtrack – can be confrontational, and raw, with occasional intent to cause discomfort.

Have a listen.

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Fossil Cliffs – Wake Me Up

All the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fossil Cliffs is the new solo project from Mike D’Eon.

His debut, self-titled EP is an inspired collection of tracks from the jittery start-stops of opener Summer Sun, to the pop-rock stoner sludge of In My Eyes, and the jangly washed out guitars of Cold, it is an eclectic opening statement tinged with reverb and honesty.

Check out Wake Me Up below.

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Remember The Popguns?

The Return Of The Popguns

Sadly, in some ways, I am old enough to remember the Popguns the first time round.

They hailed from Brighton, and their excellent debut single Landslide was released in 1989 on Medium Cool Records and voted into John Peel’s Festive 50, which for us, was the only chart that had any credibility at all. A rush of brilliant singles and albums over the next six years assured the band its place in indie history before they went on extended break.

Sometime in 2012, the four original members reformed along with a new drummer and backing singer for a series of gigs which they’ve carried through to this year and to commemorate this new activity, the band recently recorded its first new songs in 18 years for a brand new, exclusive 7” single.

Lead track Lovejunky is an immediate indie-pop hit with soaring vocals from Wendy Pickles, driving guitars, a brilliantly catchy chorus, and superb harmonies. The song is a preview of a new Popguns album Pop Fiction scheduled for release later this year.

On this evidence, the wait will be more than worth it. Have a listen.

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