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Thoroughly enjoying these tracks from Canada’s Lonely Parade.

Olive Green is the fourth song to be shared from upcoming long player The Pits and is a fabulous mix of wiry post-punk and disaffected Sonic Youth style dissonance. The propulsive, cascading guitar line is underpinned by an off-kilter rhythmic emphasis, performing an unusual call and response with the bass line, before giving way to a driving wordless chorus.

Listen below together with the equally good buzzsaw punk of I’m So Tired. The album is out on the 14th September via Buzz Records (pre-order here).



New From Kurt Vile

Posted: August 16, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic, Rock

Kurt Vile has shared a video for Loading Zones, which collaborations apart, it is the first new music to surface from him since 2015.

The video is a paean to his City of Brotherly Love, and a farcical tribute to the song’s lyrics, themselves an account of Vile’s peculiar parking strategy. “I park for free!” he proclaims, as he goes about his day moving his car from one loading zone to another, narrowly avoiding parking tickets and irate meter maids played by Kevin Corrigan (Superbad, The Departed, Goodfellas) and Matt Korvette (frontman of Pissed Jeans).

Watch it here.


Ahead of a visit to European shores next month, Perth rockers Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have shared their brilliantly bombastic and eccentric new single Social Candy.

It is a hazy, dense offering of swirling guitars, heavy percussion and hypnotic vocals… give it a spin below.


Catch them live

11 Sept – Blondies Bar, London (tickets here)
12 Sept – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (tickets here)
13 Sept – Gullivers, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
14 Sept – Broadcast, Glasgow (tickets here)
15 Sept – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (tickets here)
17 Sept – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham (tickets here)
18 Sept – Heartbreakers, Southampton (tickets here)
19 Sept – Shacklewell Arms, London (SOLD OUT)


Dolls – Pop The Bubble EP

Posted: August 15, 2018 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Pop, Punk, Rock

Dolls have shared the lead track from their forthcoming EP Pop The Bubble.

Set for release in September the EP is four garage-pop anthems with as much sass as they have bite. For now, check out Sugar Free, a riotous example of their infectious grunge-punk inspired by “the use-and-throwaway society around us today, how superficial people’s lives can be, and how rapidly people’s values and what’s on-trend can change”.

Stream it here.


Mad Mackerel Recommends… The Beths

Posted: August 14, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

New Zealand’s The Beths deliver a perfect blast of indie-pop, occupying a warm, energetic sonic space between joyful hooks, sun-soaked harmonies, and acerbic lyrics. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me, is out now on Carpark Records.

Channelling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within an assortment of roadtrip-ready pleasures, each song hitting the listener’s ears with an exhilarating endorphin rush.

Listen to a selection of tracks from the album below as well as their new video for You Wouldn’t Like Me.






Tour Dates:

5 Nov – Bristol @ The Crofters Rights
6 Nov – Manchester @ Mancunia Records and Studio
7 Nov – Glasgow @ Broadcast
8 Nov – Leicester @ Duffy’s Bar
9 Nov – Bournemouth @ The Anvil
10 Nov – Brighton @ East Street Tap

Untitled (LA) is the second taste from Swearin’s upcoming full length Fall into the Sun, their first for five years.

It is another cracking track. Opening on the back of a great riff, the song sets off in a hurry and doesn’t look back – melodic, garage punk at its best.

Listen below – pre-order from Bandcamp here.


  1. Terry – Oh Helen
  2. The Dodos – Forum
  3. Colleen Green – Let Go
  4. Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor
  5. Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out
  6. Tiny Ruins – How Much
  7. Dilly Dally – Sober Motel
  8. DeVotchKa – Angels
  9. Mitski – Two Slow Dancers










Long standing MM fave Micah P. Hinson will release a new album with the Musicians of the Apocalypse titled, When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You through Full Time Hobby on 26th October.

There have been several times in Micah P. Hinson’s life where the idea of an Apocalypse has occurred- a death and rebirth- whether that was a severe back injury, a violent road accident, the temporary death of his arms, a love for drugs, a hate of drugs, time spent behind bars or within rooms containing mentally-challenged people, time spent behind closed doors with bizarre characters of all shapes and sizes.

All this and more combine in the new record which was recorded in 24 hours somewhere in East Texas. It iis the follow-up to last year’s excellent Micah P. Hinson Presents the Holy Strangers, and the first track from it is Small Spaces.

Have a listen.


Having shared David Nance’s cracked, nerve shredding cover of Merle Haggard’s Silver Wings last year, we now have the anthemic Poison, taken from his latest full-length, Peaced and Slightly Pulverized coming out on Chicago’s excellent Trouble in Mind Records on the 5th October. The album is credited to the David Nance Group and features Nance alongside his recent live band of fellow Omaha musicians; guitarist Jim Schroeder, bassist Tom May, and drummer Kevin Donahue.

Check out the single below – with its fuzzed-out guitar riff that leans into a Crazy-Horsian guitar maelstrom and white-hot solo. It’s a blistering journey that is impossible to not be swept up by – this is deviant rock and roll at it’s best!

Pre-order the album here.


Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe will release their second full length album on 12th October. The nine track eponymous album was recorded in Anton Newcombe’s Cobra Studios in Berlin last year and was mostly co-written by the duo.

Watch the video for Right On, a sultry excursion into psychedelic dream pop…


See them live:

8th Dec – Dublin – The Grand Social
9th Dec – Manchester – Yes
10th Dec – Newcastle – Cluny 2
11th Dec – Glasgow – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
12th Dec – Leeds – Headrow House
13th Dec – London – The Dome
14th Dec – Bristol – Rough Trade
15th Dec – Brighton – The Hope and Ruin