Olden Yolk – Cut To The Quick

If, like us, you have a thing for dystopian folk, abstract poeticism and motorik rhythms then Olden Yolk can happily tick those boxes for you. The New York-based group led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer, are set to release their self-titled debut album on 23rd February via Trouble In Mind. We previously shared tracks Takes One To Know One and Vital Sign, and now we have latest … Continue reading Olden Yolk – Cut To The Quick

The Cave Singers Are Back, MM Rejoices

As well as the anticipation, there is always a slight sense of trepidation when an artist or band that you have a particular affinity with releases something new. More than anything you want that special sense of rapport and harmony that you feel to be prolonged and enhanced, and not to be spoiled – for your personal love affair with said artist’s music to continue. So this … Continue reading The Cave Singers Are Back, MM Rejoices

MM Shorts 497: The Woodgrains

Georgia three-piece The Woodgrains delightfully mix an easygoing Americana sound (think CSNY or the Band) with dream-drifting psychedelia. The results are a lysergic brand of folk-rock anchored by three part harmonies and an instinctive feel for classic songwriting. They will release their self-titled album later this month, but until then move and groove to Nobody Too, the first taste from the record. Continue reading MM Shorts 497: The Woodgrains

Jon Mackay – Poster Exhibition

Despite living in just a small, really small, town on the edge of the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire, it is a town that brims over with talent of all kinds. None more so than artist and photographer Jon Mackay who over the past couple of years has built an ever increasing reputation for his band posters promoting gigs, tours and releases including work for The Vaccines, … Continue reading Jon Mackay – Poster Exhibition

Feel Bad For You Monthly Mixtape

For a good while now we have been availing ourselves of the delights contained within Feel Bad For You’s monthly mixtape made up of contributions from all over – and limited by nothing more than “any song, any genre, any year“. We have also joined the ranks of the contributors this month and as well as our offering (Black Tar Carpet Ride by The Lollipops … Continue reading Feel Bad For You Monthly Mixtape

Elsewhere – Short Film

The short film Elsewhere, by Mathy & Fran, is formed around a collection of songs by Kurt Vile, Lucky Dragons, High Places and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Set in London, two lovers-on-the-run head into the middle of nowhere, armed only with strange trinkets and a silver boom box. It is a story of love, destruction and the act of letting go, starring Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, The Woman In Black) and Aneurin Barnard (We’ll … Continue reading Elsewhere – Short Film