Hand Habits – All The While

We’re loving All The While, the first taste from Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), the debut album from Hand Habits (aka Meg Duffy).

With a organic pensive feel, it is a beautifully constructed song imbued with just the right amount of yearning and intimacy. Gorgeous stuff.

Have a listen.


New Video: Quiet Quiet Band – In The Body

We shared Quiet Quiet Band’s excellent In The Body at the start of the month, but here is the band’s new video for the track.

The song is a deliciously lilting country-swing voyaging on a sashaying groove of woody bass and shuffling brushes, while violas flurry and electric guitars flare.

MAINLAND – Permission Slip

A couple of years ago we described Brooklyn band MAINLAND as creating urgent and erratic tunes influenced by the likes of Guided By Voices and Lou Reed.

Now they are back with a burst of uptempo, breezy, indie-pop that is as charming as it is effervescent.

Listen to Permission Slip below.


Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekHere they are, all rounded up in a nice neat package for you – eight new releases from the past week.

They include the return of punk blues band Boss Hog after sixteen years, and of desert blues aficionados Tiniariwen as well as new singles from IDLES, Our Girl, and Sundara Karma amongst others.


  1. Boss Hog – Wichita Grey
  2. IDLES – Well Done
  3. Esme Patterson – Not Feeling Any Pain  (William Elliott Whitmore cover)
  4. Our Girl – No Big Deal
  5. joyride! – Girls Who Wanna Realize Themselves
  6. Forth Wanderers – Nerves
  7. Tinariwen – Ténéré Tàqqàl
  8. Sundara Karma – Olympia











New Jersey based indie-rock group NGHTCRWLRS are readying the release of their sophomore LP, Raging Hot.

To kick things off, the band have shared the album’s first single, Are Two Dee Too, which

We love the opening riff… have a listen.


The Dune Rats – Bullshit


It has been far too long since we heard from Brisbane’s Dune Rats – and we’re ashamed to say we completely missed this when it was released back in May!

Anyway, here is Bullshit, a typically thoughtful and considered piece of work from the stoned surfer-punks.


The Men – Crime

The Men are back in action for their first album since 2014’s Tomorrow’s Hits. Devil Music is a deliberate return to the The Men’s noisy punk roots, and like those early recordings, it’s being self-released on the band’s own We Are The Men Records.

Stream the raw two-minute single Crime below.


Fauna Twin – Hydra EP

An unorthodox collaboration borne of Paris and Wales, Fauna Twin is a duo combining ultra suave pop, Lynchian imagery and macabre lyrics rooted in traditional folklore and coming together into one catchy as hell psychedelic labyrinth. A kind of hybrid shoegazish-drama-pop if you will.

On their new Hydra EP, standard pop arrangements are twisted into something unique, innovative and subtly savage, and nowhere more so than on Edge of the Coin.

Have a listen.


Introducing >>> Oh! Gunquit


Oh! Gunquit are a London-based, rumble-bop, trash-stomp, blitz band who concoct a heady brew of primitive surf, raw R&R, wild garage, and twisted freak-a-billy!

Hot on the heels of August’s excellent Hot Cross Fun cassette only E.P., they have released a new lime green vinyl 7″ single which features two tracks Nomads of The Lost and Walking The Streets.

Check out both below as well as Fireballs from the Hot Cross Fun EP.

Pre-order the single here.




MM Shorts 885: The Inspired & The Sleep

The Inspired & The Sleep’s new single is an upbeat mix of psych flecked dream pop in the vein of Foster the People or Metronomy.

Listen to the insistent, bouncy  fizz of Getting Through below.