Three of our favourite bands have, by happy coincidence, all offered up new tracks so we thought we’d stick them altogether in one neat package for you. First up are indie legends and slowcore stalwarts Low with another excellent tune from their forthcoming album Ones and Sixes, which is out in September. What Part Of Me,… Read More Three’s Company: New Tunes From Low, Coke Weed & Traams
Manchester lo-fi pop project The Foetals is the new project from The Pink Teens frontman Jolan Lewis. Malted is the excellent second single from the project, and is taken from The Foetals’ upcoming debut LP Meet The Foetals, which is possibly our favourite album title of the year so far. It is due via PNKSLM Recordings in… Read More The Foetals – Malted
We posted about the welcome return of Grass House a couple of months ago and their latest track, the excellently titled Unknown In The Scene, is another fine example of their melancholic indie rock anchored by the gravelly timbre of singer Liam Palmer. Give it a spin here. .
Along with a couple of other bands like Blitzen Trapper, Wooden Wand and the Felice Brothers, we have a particular fondness for the Roadside Graves, a band whose brilliant 2009 album My Son’s Home was an early MM staple and from which Far And Wide was high in our favourite tracks of that particular year.… Read More The (Very Welcome) Return Of The Roadside Graves
Brisbane collective Golden Age of Ballooning have announced the release of their sophomore EP We Will Never Let You Go, the follow up to debut release Don The Winter Coats. Narrative vocals, lush harmonies and evocative arrangements drive through bursts of tempo and psychedelia. Duelling ebow solos, sea-sick guitars, pitch shifted drums and swirling organs recall influences such… Read More Introducing >>> Golden Age Of Ballooning
You know the score. Seven new songs rounded up from the best of the week’s releases… Enjoy. 1. Melissa Nadler – Solitude (Black Sabbath cover) 2. Wavves – Flamezesz 3. Hazel English – It’s Not Real 4. Ought – Men For Miles 5. Patty Griffin – Rider Of Days 6. Doubting Thomas Cruise Control – Lenny Bruce… Read More Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
It’s been three years since we posted about Chicago’s The Hudson Branch and back then it was a Wilco cover. Now we have a free download of their new track Pedal, which is all their own work and lovely slice of Americana infused alt-pop to boot. Grab it here. .
It is always good to come across a local band with imagination and promise in equal measure. And so it is with Oxford’s four-piece Orange Vision, who take the best of classic 90s indie and shoegaze and twist it around post punk, glam rock and a touch of psychedelia to produce reverb drenched, melodic pop anthems with… Read More MM Shorts 751: Orange Vision
Time for one of our sporadic video round up posts. Lots of new musical films and songs to enjoy – here are a selection of some of our favourites from Fidlar and the Sewer Rats to Samantha Crain and Ruby The Rabbitfoot via Du Blonde and all stops inbetween. . . . . . . .… Read More Video Round Up
To play a Fly Golden Eagle record, is to hear a few different things at once. You’ll hear the stomp-heavy drama of T. Rex. You’ll hear the swirling colours and textures of The Doors. You’ll even hear a growl of punk rock mixed effortlessly with the choral echoes of the gospel church. And it is all of… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Fly Golden Eagle