Mandrake Handshake Share Gonkulator

Hypnotic Oxford psych-collective Mandrake Handshake have shared the rather exhilarating, stoned-indie of Gonkulator, and also announce their signing to cult indie label Nice Swan Records. Incorporating influences of krautrock, funk, Japanese animation and Latin pastoral poetry to create their own unique brand of Flowerkraut, amidst a sprawling barrage of psychedelia. Always happy to see local bands on the up. Give it a spin.   Continue reading Mandrake Handshake Share Gonkulator

New Video: Frauds – Copenhagen

Croydon post-hardcore power duo Frauds have signed to Alcopop! Records, with their second album Long Spoons scheduled for release in Summer 2021. To celebrate the news, the pair have shared the first taste of the record in the form of new single Copenhagen — packed with wit, humour and venom, it is a reaction to the absurd spread of misinformation which has led to a resurgence … Continue reading New Video: Frauds – Copenhagen

Django Django – Glowing In The Dark

Glowing In The Dark is the excellent title track from Django Django’s upcoming new album. Built around a sample from one of Dave Maclean’s spoken word records but built out and plushly upholstered with Moog synths and drum loops, it soars gloriously towards the stratosphere. Watch the video here – the album will be out on the 12th February next year.   Continue reading Django Django – Glowing In The Dark

Public Body – Table Manners

Brighton based band Public Body have released a new single Table Manners, taking down capitalism and governmental hierarchy in one fell swoop. Bemoaning the current state of UK politics, and the revolving door of the same poorly equipped leaders – the band make their statement to a backdrop of subtly paced indie-punk, bringing together wobbly synths, jagged guitars and melodic bass runs. Stream it here. … Continue reading Public Body – Table Manners

MM Recommends… Houseghost

Dayton, Ohio-based lo-fi punk. brother and sister fronted band Houseghost embodies everything that is good about this time of year. They’re the kind of ooky siblings who celebrate Halloween all year round, and they have released the perfect self-titled soundtrack for the season via Rad Girlfriend Records. The record is out now – thirteen tracks of power-pop-punk that is best played loud at the witching … Continue reading MM Recommends… Houseghost

DZ Deathrays – Fired Up

Australian party punks DZ Deathrays’ fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 will be released Friday 9th July 2021 via Alcopop! Records here in the UK and IOHYOU Down Under. It is quite a way away, but the trio have dropped their explosive new single Fired Up as the official first taste of it, accompanied by a nicely trippy animated video.   Continue reading DZ Deathrays – Fired Up

New 7″ From Bass Drum Of Death

Bass Drum of Death have announced a forthcoming 7-inch with two new songs, Too Cold to Hold and Wait, to be released digitally November 20th and on vinyl January 8th via Muscle Beach Records. The band is sharing the A side, a grinding garage stomper with a gripping hook and slinking groove reminiscent of the infectious urgency heard in their early studio work. Stream it … Continue reading New 7″ From Bass Drum Of Death