Dom & The Wizards – The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale

Come on a journey of kaleidoscopic and sinister whimsy with the new album from Australia’s Dom & The Wizards. Catchily titled The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale, we have album opener Cellophane Aeroplane for your listening pleasure. Click through to purchase via Bandcamp. Continue reading Dom & The Wizards – The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale

New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

South Londoners Phobophobes inhabit their own idiosyncratic avant-garde world like some bastard child of The Cramps and Talking Heads. One where post-punk, gothic, art-rock and new-wave collide forming a gloriously unpredictable sound. We were big fans of their debut long player, 2018’s Minature World and now the band have announced the release of their second album Modern Medicine on 25th June via new label Modern … Continue reading New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

Longstanding MM fave Sharon Van Etten released her brilliant epic album in 2010. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album’s release, she asked fellow artists she admired to participate in an expanded reissue, where each artist would cover one different song from epic in their own style. The resulting epic Ten is a double LP featuring the original album plus the new album of … Continue reading IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

Peeping Drexels – High Heels

Peeping Drexels have shared their brilliant new single High Heels which comes from their upcoming EP, Bad Time, out on May 14th via Brace Yourself Records. The London based five-piece, who have been together since they were sixteen, have to date released a series of singles on the Permanent Creeps and Fierce Panda labels. On High Heels, a song of hardcore hedonism, the band woozily eulogise … Continue reading Peeping Drexels – High Heels

FACS – Strawberry Cough

Having risen out of the ashes of Disappears in 2018 with the bone-rattling intensity of debut album Negative Houses, Chicago trio FACS are back with details of their fourth album Present Tense, due out on 21st May via Trouble In Mind. The first single is the churning, disorientating roil of Strawberry Cough. Would you rewrite This history False dawn Plague distraction What is this feeling? Stream it below and click … Continue reading FACS – Strawberry Cough

Hot Knives – Static Bloom

Brooklyn-based trio Hot Knives have shared their lead single Static Bloom, taken from upcoming long player Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To. Part MC5, part Butthole Surfers, part Funkadelic, the band create a face-melting blend of joyfully trippy nostalgia adding noisy bedroom punk freakouts to the kind of vivid electric psychedelia that ruled the hippy airwaves in the late sixties. Stream it below … Continue reading Hot Knives – Static Bloom

RIP Stefan Cush (of the Men They Couldn’t Hang)

For one reason or another, none particularly joyful, it has been a while since we’ve posted and it is sad to be dragged back to the keyboard to pay our own, insignificant tribute to the wonderful Stefan Cush of the Men They Couldn’t Hang who died of a sudden heart attack earlier this month. Folk-punk pioneers, TMTCH were a band I spent many happy times … Continue reading RIP Stefan Cush (of the Men They Couldn’t Hang)

New Single From Suave Martyrs

Another band who made it into the top end of our best of 2020 lists, Manchester quintet Suave Martyrs expertly blend elements of ‘60s West Coast rock, baggy indie and jangly psychedelia. Their latest single Cascades of Gold is four minutes of blissed out technicolour Madchester inspired freakadelia, falling somewhere in between the Stone Roses and a particularly enjoyable dose of mushrooms. With a narrative built around “two … Continue reading New Single From Suave Martyrs