Flying Ant Day, will be the first full-length from the Brighton five-piece Tyrannosaurus Dead.
The first track to air from it is Local Bullies, a charming indie pop-meets-scuzzy punk hit in the making – distorted guitars break out, followed shortly by beautiful layered vocals, flitting from crazy to calm and back again.
The album is out on Odd Box Records on 3rd November. Order here.
Brighton’s Abattoir Blues feature on Beech Coma Vol. 2, a Leeds based label’s compilation of new acts that they describe as “negotiating a sun-bleached and apathetic world with a lazy-day quality and an old-fashioned frustration“.
This track, Blinded, is firmly in the latter camp – a raw, seething explosion of bilious anger, beneath which a melody fights furiously to breathe. Cracking stuff.
Download the full compilation for just £2 from Bandcamp here. Check out a previous track from Abattoir Blues on MM here.
The marvellous Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs are now just The Voyeurs, which seems like an eminently sensible move in the band-name stakes.
Having released the much underrated Clarietta album last year, they return with a new album Rhubarb Rhubarb which will see the light of day in November.
Drawing on classic influences such as The Doors, the Jesus & Mary Chain and adjusting the balance more in favour of dark psychedelics than classic indie punk, the first single is the oddly titled England Sings Rhubarb Rhubarb.
It simmers with repressed melancholy and angst, and is as good as anything they’ve done to date.
1. Terry Malts – Don’t
2. Grass House – All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers cover)
3. We Were Promised Jetpacks – I Keep It Composed
4. Vashti Bunyan – Holy Smoke
5. Ming City Rockers – Get Outta Your Head
6. Real Estate – Paper Dolls (Nerves cover)
7. Blood Sister – Paralysis
To mark their upcoming tour together, Cass McCombs and Meat Puppets have announced the release of a split 7-inch single.
Comprising of four tracks – two originals by McCombs and two covers from Meat Puppets who take on Cathy’s Clown by the Everly Brothers and Texas Tornados’ (Hey Baby) Que Paso.
Listen to the brilliant funky folk of McCombs’ Night Of The World and the rollicking Meat Puppets version of (Hey Baby) Que Paso below.
Pink Mountaintops’ brilliant Get Back is one of our favourite records of the year and the band have released a new video for album track Shakedown.
It tells the story of a not-so-typical commute through Los Angeles. The video floats through a headphone fueled dreamland full of arcade video games, roller skating, mixed drinks and kiddie pools. It stars Mandy-Lyn Antoniou and features a guest appearance by J. Mascis.
Watch it here.
Taking influences as disparate as Bad Brains, Neu, The Birthday Party and minimal techno, the visceral Girl Band were one of the best live shows from our trip to The Great Escape. We’ve already posted their new single De Bom Bom, and now we have the B-side for you, a crushing cover of Beat Happening’s I Love You.
Released on 7″ by Dublin’s Any Other City Records, De Bom Bom will be limited to 500 copies, each 100 wrapped in a different colour of card from Dark Blue to Dark Green. Pre-order from their Bandcamp page here.
Catch them live in the UK and Europe
29th Aug – Electric Picnic Festival – Ireland
30th Aug – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool
31st Aug – The Dome (Raw Power Fest) – London
3rd Sep – Lilla Hotellbaren – Stockholm,
5th Sep – Bakken – Copenhagen
6th Sep – ACUD Macht Neu – Berlin
9th Sep – Dr Setltsam – Leipzig
10th Sep – Astra-Stube – Hamburg
11th Sep – Stroomhuisje – Eindhoven
12th Sep – Zeester Boat – Nijmegen
18th Sep – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest – Ireland
19th Sep – Joe Lees – Tullamore, Ireland
26th Sep – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick, Ireland
27th Sep – The Button Factory – Dublin
2nd Oct – Waves Festival Vienna
3rd Oct – Waves Festival Bratislava
4th Oct – Final Club – Praha
5th Oct – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana
9th Oct – Roisin Dubh – Galway
10th Oct – Spirit Store – Dundalk
16th Oct – Shapes – London
17th Oct – Night and Day Café
18th Oct – Triskel Arts Centre
We’re loving the punk-pop of Hot 97 Summer Jam, the lead track from a new EP from Chumped called That’s The Thing Is Like. It precedes a debut full length, Teenage Retirement later in the autumn.
Describing themselves as “bummer punk”, the track has an opening salvo which just about sums up their expectations of the classic girl-meets-boy scenario.
“We’re reading books
We’re drinking coffee
I’m looking at you
You’re looking through me
I would wait for you all summer long
You would turn me away”
A winning combination of fatalism, brashness and studied indifference, it is available from Anchorless Records.
Having already posted Cinnamon, the lead track from the Dirty Nil’s latest single, we now have the B side for your aural delight. Check out the equally raw and bruising Guided By Vices.
Visit their Bandcamp page here, or order the vinyl from Fat Wreck Records here.
White Sands consist of members of Male Bonding, Mazes and Novella, and their debut 7″ The Wait is set to be released as a flexidisc accompanied by a zine put together by the band as well as the more usual three track digital single.
The title track is three joyous minutes of furious, no-holds-barred post-punk that had us hitting play again as soon as it had finished. This really is a crackerjack of a record.
It is limited to just 300 copies and set to be released through the ever reliable Art Is Hard label on the 6th October. Pre-order is available here.