New Video: Teardrop Factory – Colour Of Bones

Fuzz-worshiping Brighton duo Teardrop Factory have unveiled the bright, animated video for Colour of Bones, by drummer Tina Muat, which features a particularly trippy day at the beach. The track comes from their debut album, Thrash In The Heart, recently released on Faux Discx.

Watch it below…then have a listen to the equally good and scuzzy 3AM Coke Dream.

Order the album here.

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New Video: Nicholas Krgovich – Along The PCH On Oscar Night

On Sunset is the new record from songwriter Nicholas Krgovich, and it stands as a rich, widescreen paean to a lost Los Angeles. A smog-smudged dreamscape filled with loners, washed-up movie stars, dreamers, drifters, blooming jasmine and glowing courtyard pools, all twinkling and haunting the Hollywood Hills. A place where the light in late afternoon is bright and smooth, where the Santa Ana winds blow, where anything goes.

Watch the video for Along the PCH on Oscar Night here.

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Alex Napping – This Is Not A Bedroom

Alex Napping - This Is Not A Bedroom

Austin, TX-based quartet, Alex Napping, have recently signed with Punctum Records for the release of their debut album, This Is Not A Bedroom, (out yesterday, order it here) which delivers a batch of energetic songs that are both purposeful and raw.

Scattered amongst the six songs on the album are tales of screwed love, lost homes, failed dreams, wandering youth, and the ability to carry on in the face of it all. And it’s done with poetic charm and an astonishingly wry lyricism that is hard to resist.

Check out the excellent Catcalls and Weak Knees below.

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The Franklys – What You Said

All-girl garage four-piece The Franklys are set to release their next single What You Said on the 13th October.

It is a masterpiece of broken-heart-black-eye garage-rock wizardry, that follows their previous 7″ Puppet (posted here) and, if anything, increases the ferocious tempo and knuckle cracking percussion up even further. Maybe, even up to eleven!

Have a listen.

New From Benjamin Shaw

New Single From Benjamin Shaw

The oblique, dark humour of unique indie-pop outsider Benjamin Shaw has long found favour with us here at MM and he has followed up his recent long playing release Goodbye, Cagoule World with a new single from the album.

The You & Me EP also features covers of the same track from Cloud, Jack Hayter (ex-Hefner) and Broken Shoulder (ex-Fighting Kites) and can be purchased in a variety of formats from the Audio Antihero Bandcamp page here.

Save a moment for a sit down
Save a second for a sleep
Save a decade for a new leaf
and a hostile reception for you and me

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MM Shorts 614: Hawker Reunion

MM Shorts 614: Hawker Reunion

We featured Manchester folk-duo Hawker Reunion on our recent post about their single with nourish folk singer Elle Mary (here) and their excellent new four-track EP Small Hands Will Lift A Dark Heart is now available for free from Bandcamp here.

Check out Where It Goes below, and then go grab the whole thing.

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Arborea Rework Bad Moon Rising

Our favourite ambient folkies Arborea have announced their only official release for 2014. It is a one-off digital single that is a acoustic-slide/vocal duet arrangement of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic choogler Bad Moon Rising.

Have a listen below and it is available via the usual digital suspects or can be ordered via Bandcamp here. Sales will help fund a new album so make sure you buy a copy!

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Virginia Wing To Release Measures Of Joy

Virginia Wing to release Measures Of Joy

We’ve featured South London’s Virginia Wing a few times on MM and Measures Of Joy will be their long-awaited debut album, due to be released on Fire Records in November.

Retaining the psychedelic majesty that marked them out in the first place, Measures Of Joy encompasses spoken-word passages, brooding electronics, avant pop, and plenty of sonic experimentation to create a collection both immediate and strange – imagine Mr Benn visiting the Wicker Man if you can…

Stream/download World Contact here.

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