MM Shorts 980: Spice Boys

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Spice City Boys is the effervescent and vibrant first single from Glade, the debut album from Umeå, Sweden’s garage rock act Spice Boys.

Well worth a spin…


MM Shorts 979: Good Boy

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Filled with incendiary vitriol, and with nods to the best of Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courts and Eddy Current Suppression RingFishing With A Shotgun is a brilliant, two and a half  minute burst of hyper-intelligent garage punk energy from Brisbane’s Good Boy.

It is the first single to come from brand new EP Shirk Life, and also has a tasty video with some nice 3D animation. It takes aim at the absurdity and vulgarity of Pauline Hanson and right-wing politics within Australia.

Watch /listen below.



Dan Michaelson will release his new solo album First Light through The state51 Conspiracy on 8th December. It is his first album away from his band The Coastguards since 2011’s Sudden Fiction.

Old Kisses, the first track taken from his new album, has more than a touch of the great Leonard Cohen’s reflectiveness and candour about it and “imagines a place where every intimate moment is made material and we are surrounded by the debris of our emotion“.

Have a listen.


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We love Screaming Females. The New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries have announced their seventh studio album All At Once, due out next year on February 23, on the ever wonderful Don Giovanni Records.

Listen to new track Glass House which singer/guitaris, Marisa Paternoster describes thus, “It’s very simple — just bass, drums, and two simple riffs. In the past, I might have insisted on adding more. Practicing self-restraint is something I have consciously been trying to do.

Sounds great. Roll on the album.

Back in 2007 Pretty Lightning formed. The German duo tick off a long list of influences – from 60s psych and delta blues through to krautrock and drone – and the end-product is a heady dose of raw, twisted psychedelic-blues recalling an utterly visceral, mind-blowing mix of Oh Sees, Wooden Shjips and early Black Keys.

They already have two highly-praised LPs behind them and are now gearing up for the third effort, The Rhythm Of Ooze – due for release November 10th on Fuzz Club Records. It sees them dive even further down the rabbit-hole of stomping garage-blues rhythms and unremitting motoric drones to dizzying effects.

Listen to the howling and primitive garage-rock call to arms of lead single Willow Valley Blues, and the lysergic head-trip of This Machine Is Running below.



  1. Calexico – End Of The World With You
  2. No Age – Soft Collar Fad
  3. Jim White – Far Beyond The Spoken Word
  4. Father John Misty – Pure Country
  5. Hater – Blushing
  6. Django Django – Tic Tac Toe
  7. A. Savage – Ladies From Houston
  8. Surfing Magazines – One Of These Days
  9. Anna St. Louis – Fire
  10. The Deep Dark Woods – Deep Flooding Waters
  11. Miss World – Click And Yr Mine













Slowcoaches – Complex

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock

A cutting observational slice of fervent grunged-up punk, Complex is a first taste of what’s to come from Slowcoaches on their yet-to-be-finished second album, which will be released at some point in 2018 via Leisure & District.

The single will be available this side of the new year on screenprinted 7” vinyl, backed by a venomous cover of Fang’s The Money Will Roll Right In.

Listen / watch below.


Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl release their new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves, tomorrow, the band’s sixth release in a decade, it explores themes of cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty and is highly informed by the current political climate.

The band have shared Invisibility Cloak, which pairs catchy melodies with dark undertones to create a mysterious, otherworldly vibe.

Stream it below.


Four new videos from four of our favourite songwriters…





Mean Motor Scooter are a fuzzed up Fort Worth quartet of frazzled, psych-garage goodness firmly rooted in the Texas traditions of The Butthole Surfers, The Dicks, and Roky Erickson with a tab of Scratch Acid.

Check out Sea Serpent from their debut album Hindu Flying Machine, which can be pre-ordered on coke-bottle translucent green 12″ vinyl here.