New Video: Elvis Depressedly – Thou Shalt Not Murder

Until recently, we were unaware of the lo-fi bedroom charms of Elvis Depressedly, that was until we heard the brilliant Bruises (Amethyst) (taken from forthcoming long player New Alhambra), which has become a firm fave here at MM Towers.

The duo have now released a beautiful new video for latest single, and album opener, Thou Shalt Not Murder. It showcases perfectly their brightly melancholic noise-pop inspired by heroes such as The Waterboys, Prefab Sprout and Emperor X, and in more conventional instances, Elliott Smith and Mac DeMarco.

Watch it here.

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Love L.U.V. Cover Buddy Holly

It has been more than a couple of years since we featured London based garage-popsters Love L.U.V.

They have shared a new track, a cover of Buddy Holly’s Maybe Baby, released exclusively for Record Store Day as part of the Don’t Try compilation (a title borrowed from Bukowski’s headstone) for American indie label Worker Bee Records.

Borrowing their name from the immortal spoken word intro to The Shangri-Las classic Give Him A Great Big Kiss, the band give this track all the fuzzed-up ’60s, doo-wop girl-band harmonies you could possibly want.

Dive in.

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Sleaford Mods & The Pop Group Announce Split 7″

The Pop Group and Sleaford Mods will release a split 7” on Monday June 18th through Freaks R Us.

The single features Face To Faces a raw alternate version of a vitriolic track featured on the forthcoming Sleaford Mods new album, and Nations, a track taken from Citizen Zombie, The Pop Group’s recently acclaimed album.

Listen to both here.

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Introducing >>> The Doctorates

Introducing >>> The Doctorates

It can’t be anything other than a good day when a new indie-guitar band turns up in your in-box with just enough bravado and swagger matched with the necessary grit and urgency to carry things off.

So it is with The Doctorates, a Kent three-piece boasting influences from The Ramones to The Vaccines, and their new single Make For An Exit which boasts plenty of ’70s punk influences allied to some infectious melodies and enough of a contemporary feel to deliver a most satisfying (and crunchy) indie-anthem cocktail.

Stream it below, together with the b-side Why Not. Cracking cover art too!

 

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Hollis Brown – 3 Shots

As you might expect from a band named after a Dylan song, New York’s Hollis Brown mix gritty Americana, rootsy twang and classic country rock into a seductive simmering whole.

Have a listen to 3 Shots the title track from their forthcoming album out on May 5th on Jullian Records.

Pre-order from Amazon here.

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Mad Mackerel Recommends… Tim Foljahn

Mad Mackerel Recommends... Tim FoljahnTim Foljahn’s solo records have always been inward looking. They’re sparsely set, late night interior monologues intoned in an echoey baritone that pretty much defines the sound of being alone.

His latest solo album, Fucking Love Songs, is out now on Kiam Records. With a beautifully layered, dense, full-band sound that amplifies Foljahn’s evocative songs, you can listen to Legends with its cavorting, porch-picked guitar lick, its lilting, group-sung chorus, its sunny, folk-scented lift. Or check out Etant Donnés a headlong, full-on garage rocker.

You can order the album here, limited to 100 hand-signed and numbered vinyl copies.

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MM Shorts 697: Fehm

Fehm craft thunderous songs channelling the best of post punk and hardcore. They are songs about desperation, unemployment, anxiety and the urban decay of 21st century Britain, all perfectly displayed on their forthcoming debut EP Animal Skin, released this April on cassette and digital download.

Listen to Hand to Mouth below and order the EP from Bandcamp here.

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Btw that reminded me that Urban Decay were a local and much under-rated, unsigned band from the 1980s…sadly no trace of them on the internet.

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

You know the drill. Our weekly gathering of new songs released this week.

1. Best Coast – Feeling OK
2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Gloria
3. Rose Windows – Strip Mall Babylon
4. Wolf Alice – Bros
5. Susanna – Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen cover)
6. Spray Paint – Day Of The Rope
7. Iron & Wine / Ben Bridwell – Bulletproof Soul (Sade cover)
8. The Milk Carton Kids – Monterey
9. Girlpool – Before The World Was Big

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