Archive for the ‘Alternative’ Category

From A Charlie Brown Christmas, here is Wavves cover of the Vince Guaraldi classic Christmas Time Is Here.



Our final weekly round-up of the year…

  1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known
  2. Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song
  3. Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys
  4. Van William – Before I Found You
  5. A Savage – Linger  (Cranberries cover)
  6. Purling Hiss – My Dreams
  7. S. Carey – Still, Still, Still.
  8. NØMADS – Xenophobia










New Album From Lucy Dacus

Posted: December 13, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

Lucy Dacus has announced detail of her new album Historian which will be released on 2nd March, along with new track Night Shift.

Night Shift is a six and half minute opus, moving from gently strummed guitar and dulcet vocals to a distorted, throbbing, emotional crescendo. It also opens with possibly our favourite line of the year so far, “The first time I tasted somebody else’s spit, I had a coughing fit

Listen below.



Goat Girl – Scream

Posted: December 11, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic, Rock

Up and coming South Londoners Goat Girl have shared new track Scream, a B-side to the excellent recent single Cracker Drool.

Listen below. The band also head out on a UK headline tour in the spring.

2018 Tour Dates
March 31st Manchester @ Deaf Institute
April 1st Cardiff @ Goes Pop
April 9th Newcastle @ The Cluny
April 10th Edinburgh @ Sneaky Pete’s
April 12th Liverpool @ Magnet
April 13th Dublin @ Grand Social
April 14th Sheffield @ Picture House
April 16th Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
April 17th London @ Garage
April 19th Leicester @ The Cookie
April 20th Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
April 21st Brighton @ The Haunt

Time to change the pace of our festive offerings a little…

Several of the newly convened punk supergroup Wartoad are rumoured to be spectacularly well-known rock musicians from the US, but have adopted pseudonyms for this, their first release – a riotous cover of Noddy and co’s Christmas staple, Merry Xmas Everybody. Fusing their love of classic punk and rock bands with sleazy keyboard and suitcases full of anarchy, it’s exactly what all members of the family should be singing along to when the Queen’s speech starts.


The Growlers have shared their cover of Mud’s 1974 festive no. 1,  Lonely This Christmas, which was recorded durning their 2016 three night holiday run at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

It is deliberately performed in the style of Elvis Presley’s slower songs from his later career though, despite several incorrectly-labelled videos on YouTube, the band found out the King never recorded the song.


  1. Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding
  2. Jim White – Silver Threads
  3. Strand of Oaks – Passing Out
  4. Ty Segall – Every 1’s A Winner  (Hot Chocolate cover)
  5. Kal Marks – Loosed
  6. Windhand – Old Evil
  7. Long Neck – Mine/Yours
  8. Lionlimb – Maria










Monograms – Sleep Cycle

Posted: December 8, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock

Monograms began as the solo project of Brooklyn’s Ian Jacobs and has since grown into a four-piece band. We featured their track OK Promises back in April, and now they’ve shared new single Sleep Cycle, which finds them exploring new ground and experimenting with a heavier, darker sound.

We’re liking it. You will too. Have a listen.


Another day, another festive cover. This time it is Best Coast taking on the Beach Boys’ 1963 Christmas classic, Little Saint Nick.



Best Coast

MM Shorts 989: Drahla

Posted: December 6, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Post Punk, Psychedelic, Rock

We’re late to it, but we’re loving this track, Silk Spirit, from Leeds three-piece Drahla.

It comes from their debut EP Third Article and blends wiry post-punk with splash of unpredictable art rock, and is anchored by a woozy, nagging riff that is a sonic delight.

Stream it below and order the EP via Bandcamp here.