MM Shorts 656: …And The Hangnails

York duo …And The Hangnails have announced the release of their next single Everybody’s Luck on the 9th March, along with a series of new live dates to kick off the year.

The two-piece formed back in 2011 with a DIY punk ethos and frenetic approach to both their live shows and releases, their debut album No Time For Naysayers was written and recorded in four days, entirely on dictaphone, and released before their first ever live performance as support to The Computers.

Have a listen.

 

Live Dates

30 Jan – LONDON – The George Tavern
31 Jan – YORK – Dusk
27 Feb – NEWCASTLE – House party
06 Mar – LONDON – The Garage
13 Mar – YORK – Fibbers
27 May – HULL – Adelphi
03 Apr – SOWERBY BRIDGE – Puzzle Hall
04 Apr – LEEDS – Carpe Diem

Introducing >>> False-Heads

Psych-rock three piece False-Heads have a blistering new EP of huge riffs and garage fuzztones, Wear and Tear, released March 23rd on Hi4Head Records.

Their lead single, Wrap Up opens this four track release in classic ‘quiet-loud’ manner, with a pounding rhythm section backing the vocals, bringing to mind ferocious London duo Slaves, before crashing into a doom laden, Sabbath-worthy guitar chorus.

Stream it below.

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New Video: Darlia – I’ve Never Been To Ohio

Darlia release their new single I’ve Never Been To Ohio on the 2nd March, and it also features on their mini-album Petals which is set for release on 23rd February through B-Unique Records.

Managing to evoke the classic grunge era albeit with a heavy injection of melody and some authentic punk snarl, the combination froths and fizzes like the evil experiment of some deranged scientist.

Watch the video. Stream the song.

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Introducing >>> Margaret Mead

Introducing >>> Margaret Mead

A couple of things that we love are The Walking Dead (roll on the continuation of Season 5 next month) and psych-punk.

An unlikely combination you might think, but not so.

Enter Margaret Mead is a primitivist psych-punk band from Brooklyn, made up of the former members of other bands who share an interest in cultural anthropology.

Ape Tag is an estranged love song, inspired by the story of Shannon Richardson, an actress with a minor role on The Walking Dead, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to public officials including President Obama. The song is written from the point of view of Shannon’s husband, whom she attempted to frame for the toxic missives.

Find it on the recently released the Falls EP.

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Wild Pink – 2 Songs EP

Wild Pink - 2 Songs EP

Wild Pink’s sound can perhaps best be described as paradoxical.

The band’s songs are all at once eerie yet comforting, dissonant yet oddly satisfying, mysterious yet undoubtedly intimate. With an intriguing blend of power pop and singer songwriter, Wild Pink contradicts all expectations.

The band used to play together as the electronic pop group Challenger. After shedding the electronics a handful of EPs are surfacing, the first of which is 2 Songs. Succinctly titled, the songs are sharp and to the point – check out Is This Hotel Haunted? below, or get directly from Bandcamp.

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Introducing >>> Quiet Quiet Band

Telling tales of love, death and terrible beings from beneath the sea, Quiet Quiet Band are the rotting fruits in nu-folk’s verdant pastures. Extrovert practitioners of hillbilly hoedowns, sociopathic shanties and warped waltzes, QQB’s macabre alternative ditties are further animated by a vociferous lyrical delivery, drawing comparisons with such rootsy luminaries as Violent Femmes, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash.

They have unveiled their eye-catching video for Battery Human. A thrilling concoction of raucous aggro-folk, the track is the first single from their debut album Low Noon, which will be released in March.

Watch it! Download it.

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Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our regular weekend feature highlighting some of the tunes you really ought to have heard already this week is back. First one of 2015 kicks off with no less than nine new tunes and some real corkers too.

1. Iron & Wine – Everyone’s Summer of ’95
2. Stornoway – The Road You Didn’t Take
3. Sonny & The Sunsets – Happy Carrot Health Store
4. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
5. Girlpool – Alone At The Show
6. Screaming Females – Criminal Image
7. Wand – Self Hypnosis In 3 Days
8. Of Montreal – Empyrean Abattoir
9. Beech Creeps – Times Be Short

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