Native Sun – 11th Street

Posted: October 17, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock

Brooklyn based indie rockers Native Sun are soon to release their new EP Always Different, Always The Same.

Taking their cues from classic power-pop, the Stones, T-Rex and CBGB’s era punk, take a listen to the satisfyingly noisy melodies of latest single 11th Street.


Taco Mouth – You Say

Posted: October 16, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock

In late 2017, Nashville’s Taco Mouth was born, a mash-up of 60s-era rock and pop hooks; think the Ramones and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or The Runaways and Awolnation. They are releasing their full-length album, A Deafening Silence, on October 26th and You Say is a perfect example of their fired up punk rock.

Watch the video here.


Lifestyles play proper, old-skool punk rock.

Ripping new single Wail (out on 26th October as a split with fellow Chicagoans and long standing MM faves Meat Wave) is just over two minutes of unstoppable fury that gallops out the stalls at 100mph and never lets up once. It takes aim at Scientology and is dedicated to the memory of Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart.

We’re loving it. Stream it below. Order it here.


  1. The Dodos – Center Of
  2. Cass McCombs – Noise Suite For The Green Party
  3. Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah!
  4. Kurt Vile – Learning To Fly  (Tom Petty cover)
  5. The Smoking Trees – Who Is The Villain?
  6. American Pleasure Club – Oranges
  7. Magic Potion – Foamy Lace
  8. Girlpool – Lucy’s
  9. Strange Ranger – The Wires











  1. Yak – Bellyache
  2. Du Blonde – Buddy
  3. Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA
  4. FIDLAR – Can’t You See
  5. Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth
  6. SAVAK – Nature Erased
  7. Slaves – Magnolia
  8. Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean
  9. Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere











Aussie indie rockers Wharves have shared their new single Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, a jaunty belter with ferocious guitars and spooky vocals. It is the second single off their debut EP Sooner or Later, which saw a release last Friday.

Stream it here.


Ahead of Culture Abuse’s UK headline tour this month, the SF punks have released a cover version of one of their favourite songs, Police on my Back, found lurking in the set list of their current live shows. They have recorded with FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper.

Famously covered by (GOAT) The Clash (who pretty much did more better covers than anyone else), and included on their Sandinista album, the origins of the song are with The Equals, fronted by Eddy Grant and released in the 1960s.

Heer at MM we’re always a bit wary of anyone taking on something The Clash have already done – the bar is mighty high after all. But, we’re liking this a lot – it’s the little things – the enunciation of “Tuesday” that sounds like “Toosday” to these anglo ears, the extended reggae breakdown and the exaggerated, staccato vocals on the verses.

Stream it below. Check out the competition, and also see their UK live dates with Gouge Away starting next week.




17-Oct, Southampton, Joiners
18-Oct, Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
19-Oct, Nottingham, Bodega
20-Oct,, Leeds, Key Club
21-Oct, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
22-Oct, Bristol, Exchange
23-Oct, Glasgow, King Tuts
24-Oct, Manchester, Star & Garter
25-Oct, London, Boston Music room

Released in 2006, Ten Silver Drops, the second album from Secret Machines was one of our favourites of that, and any subsequent year. A masterpiece of spacey widescreen guitars, prog and krautrock, it was an album that was constantly on repeat.

Although the record has been out of print for more than ten years, Ten Silver Drops will be reissued on 180g heavyweight vinyl in expanded format with extra tracks. The limited edition release includes a bonus LP of B-sides and rarities from the Allaire Sessions making their debut on vinyl.

Amongst the B-sides is their cover of Gillian Welch’s Everything Is Free, which originally appeared on the band’s UK only single of All At Once (It’s Not Important).

Stream it here.


Back in July we shared Acid Books by Greek post-punks Callas taken from their collaboration, Trouble and Desire, with Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, which has remained one of our favourite songs of the year ever since.

Now we have Mirroir for you and the album’s title track. Both are equally good – taut, pulsating, menacing and with a driving psych groove that is marking this album out as a must have for us once it sees a release on the 26th October.

Dive in below.



Darkwing – Necropants

Posted: October 8, 2018 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock

Brooklyn rockers Darkwing will shortly release their new EP Super Silver.

The first single Necropants is a needling slab of distorted garage-punk that is well worth a spin.

Stream it here.