The marvellous Meatraffle, a Chris T Popper discovery for MM, have shared details of their new single Brother, to be released on limited 7” vinyl and digitally on July 14th, via Moshi Moshi Singles Club.

Currently in the process of recording their third album, after their cracking 2015 debut Hi-Fi Classics (they have opted out of recording a second record to avoid the dreaded ‘difficult second album’ syndrome), Brother is a six and a half minute continuation of the engrossing, yet unpredictable and hard-to-pin-down intelligence of the South London band’s output.

Speaking about the single, Meatraffle say, “Brother is about the platonic love you have with your friends (sex is forbidden). It’s about sharing and having things in common. The ups and downs, of course – about who buys more rounds of drinks than the others. It’s a dry orgy, that’s all it is.”

Sounds good to us!

 

MM Shorts 948: Rips

Posted: May 22, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Brooklyn based Rips’ songs may channel late ’70s New York City bands like Television and The Feelies, but they smartly propel these references into something new and contemporary. Their self-titled debut, produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, is eleven tracks of buzzing guitar riffs driven by a charged rhythm section.

Check out the chugging fizz of new single Delay and the previously shared, slightly more reflective Malibu Entropy below. The album is out on the 16th June via Faux Disc.

 

 

  1. TERRY – Take Me To The City
  2. Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
  3. Darlia – Beam Me Up
  4. Daddy Issues – High Street
  5. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires
  6. Yowler – Go
  7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Anymore
  8. Whitehorse – Nighthawks
  9. Mikah Wilson – Sweet Jules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday we had ShitKid, today we have London based duo Shit Girlfriend, which, if anything is an even better name!

Formed earlier this after coming up with the concept on a trip to LA (a DIY period-punk femme explosion meets the sticking out tongue emoji), they recorded and shared their debut single Mummy’s Boy in February and soon signed to PNKSLM Recordings for the release of their debut AA-sided 7″, which is due today.

Now they’ve shared the second track from the single, I Don’t Wanna Die – have a listen.


 

 

Like many we have been charmed by the tipsy musings of Sweden’s Åsa Söderqvist, aka ShitKid, backed with resolutely lo-fi guitar fuzz and digital drum-beats, but executed with rock n’ roll grit and charming nonchalance.

She will release her highly anticipated debut album Fish via PNKSLM Recordings on the 2nd June and the latest track from it is Two Motorbikes, of which she says “This one is about motorbike-taxis in Southeast Asia where I spent two months either alone or with a guy. It’s about holiday romance and how you have to relinquish any fear of dying while there. When you say yes to helmetless and reckless motorbike rides through crowded Bangkok traffic thinking “oh well, better to burn out.”

Listen to it below. Pre-order the album here.

Typically infectious, barnstorming and deadpan How To Boil An Egg is a standalone brand new track from Courtney Barnett.

It was recorded as a contribution to an new collaboration between two of Australia’s leading independent labels, Milk! Records (the label which she founded with partner Jen Cloher) and Bedroom Suck.

Have a listen.


Danish five-piece post-punks Lød’s music garners descriptions like a squirrel gathers nuts: krautrock, trance punk, propulsive motorik, industrial no-wave, and many more.

Taken from their upcoming debut EP (pre-order here), one listen to the brilliantly hypnotic eight minute groove of Folder shows exactly why.

Listen!

 

From Glasgow’s fertile DIY punk scene come Breakfast Muff, a wonderfully uncompromising trio who are set to release their new album Eurgh! on 7 July via Amour Foo Records.

Featuring songs about sexuality, feminism and feelings, Eurgh! ranges from soft to screechy in a cacophony of anxiety, celebration and creativity.

Listen to R U A Feminist, which laments the use of feminism to mask violence and is well worth a spin. Stream it below.

 

  1. The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness
  2. Monks – I’m Watching You
  3. Chastity Belt – 5am
  4. This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze
  5. Elf Power – Watery Shreds
  6. Terror Watts – Time Bomb
  7. Milk – Lord, Don’t Take Me To Prison
  8. Neils Children – I Am Not Anchor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailing from the coast of Cornwall, William The Conqueror are an indie-Americana trio that channel classic blues and singer-songwriter influences through a grunge/indie filter drawing influences from bands and artists as diverse as The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads.

Debut album Proud Disturber Of The Peace is out via Loose on the 4th August and charges through ten raw tracks, asserting itself with opener In My Dreams, a song about destiny, disappointment and defiance; driving drums and heart racing bass setting the tone.

Have a listen. You can also catch them at the Great Escape next week.