Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Seattle R&B/garage-rock trio Night Beats have shared another track from their recent Fuzz Club Session, a brilliant white-knuckle cover of Bo Diddley’s blues classic Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut.

The Fuzz Club Sessions are a new series from the London label, the idea is to take the best names in rock and roll, bring them to a studio to lay down some tracks, recorded live in one take and straight to tape. The result is then to be released as a 12″ and a series of videos.

Watch / listen below.

 

 

So the full horror of yesterday hasn’t sunk in yet. I thought Brexit was bad enough…

In these pretty miserable times here is a topical ditty from Dale Barclay’s new band And Yet It Moves.

 

best of the weekHere is the latest round up of our favourite new releases of the past week gathered from our in-box and the internet.

We have the return of psych-rock heavyweights Moon Duo, a Beatles cover from Yuck and new offerings from Foxygen, Methyl Ethel, Duke Garwood and Surfer Blood. Breast Massage is a Nashville supergroup of sorts featuring members of JEFF The BrotherhoodDiarrhea Planet and King Karl and there are MM debuts for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and The Sloppy Heads.

  1. Moon Duo – Cold Fear
  2. Yuck – Because (Beatles cover)
  3. Breast Massage – Bathing The Dog
  4. Methyl Ethel – No. 28
  5. Surfer Blood – Six Flags In F Or G
  6. The Sloppy Heads – Always Running
  7. Foxygen – Follow The Leader
  8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Julie’s Place
  9. Duke Garwood – Coldblooded The Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man we loved the Amazing Snakeheads – watching their show with Chris T Popper at the Great Escape was one of the most captivating, uncompromising and downright threatening live performances we’ve ever witnessed – due in no small part to frontman Dale Barclay. Their ultimate disintegration was as sad as it was seemingly inevitable.

And now after two years away, he is back with a new six piece band – And Yet It Moves.

They are a band with raw and simple ambitions – namely: saving music from mediocrity. Connecting human beings with music. No bullshit. No prisoners.

And all being done through expansive, songs of sorrow mixed with themes of the heart.

Listen to a live recording of the ever evolving behemoth of a track No Way Back To Lunch – over twelve minutes of seething, churning post-punk blues underpinned by a sneering junkyard-dog mentality. It may be the longest track we’ve ever posted on MM. It may also be the most intense.

Welcome back DB. Enjoy.

 

Tour Dates:
November
3 – Dundee – Buskers
4 – Edinburgh – Mash House
10 – York – Fulford Arms
10 – York – Fulford Arms
11 – London – The Shacklewell Arms
12 – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall
13 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin
15 – North York Moors – The Lion Inn, Blaley Ridge
16 – Leeds – Brundenell Social Club
18 – Manchester – Night & Day
19 – Leicester – Roundhouse
20 – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge

December
16 – Glasgow – Kinning Park Complex (w/ Sweaty Palms, The Leather Corridor, Natalie Pryce)

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.

Enjoy!

  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 Wave Pictures Single

Posted: September 20, 2016 in Alternative, Blues, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock
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Pool Hall is the new single by The Wave Pictures, taken from their forthcoming album Bamboo Diner in the Rain, due out on Moshi Moshi on 11th November.

The new album is a bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar, filled with American Primitive instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray style minor-key surf music.

Listen to the single below and check out tour dates for November and December too.

 

LIVE DATES

NOVEMBER
3 – Manchester (Deaf Institute)
4 – Halifax (Arden Road Social Club0
5 – Sheffield (Plug)
6 – Nottingham (The Maze)
7 – Cambridge (The Portland Arms)
8 – Leeds (Brudenell Social Club)
9 – Hull (The Adelphi)
10 – Edinburgh (Sneaky Pete’s)
12 – Glasgow (CCA)
13 – Newcastle (Cluny 2)
14 – Birmingham (Hare & Hounds)
15 – Chester (Telfords Warehouse)
16 – Bath (Komedia)
17 – Oxford (The Cellar)
20 – Bristol (Start The Bus)
21 – Brighton (Komedia)

DECEMBER
1 – London (XOYO)
2 – Ramsgate (Ramsgate Music Hall)

MM Shorts 875: Planchettes

Posted: September 12, 2016 in Alternative, Blues, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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The Planchettes are a duo from New Orleans and purveyors of some pretty mean electric blues.

They have a new four track single out. You can watch the videos for Shackle Me Not and Degenerate Sin from it below and experience first hand what they describe as their very own gritty, dirt-muffled, punch-in-the-face, spider-legged rock’n’roll.

Order the single here.

 

MM Shorts 866: Elouise

Posted: August 11, 2016 in Americana, Blues, Country, Folk, Music
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Good old fashioned suicides, murders, and alcoholic depravity followed by church on Sunday—Welcome to Elouise— an eccentric collaboration of Los Angeles-based musicians who came together to create an ominous, raw and cinematic genre of music they identify as Blackgrass.

Debut album Deep Water is a mix of low end drone and virtuosic strings combined with sounds from traditional Bluegrass instrumentation.

Listen to a couple of tracks below…

 

 

best of the weekHere they are, all wrapped and presented in a tidy bow for you. Ten new songs from the past week including Screaming Females, Goat, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, of Montreal, a gorgeous new song from Alex Bleeker and an excellent cover of Gun Club’s classic Sex Beat by Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan.

Good stuff indeed. Happy weekend.

  1. Screaming Females – Skeleton
  2. Jeff The Brotherhood – Punishment
  3. Virginia Wing – Grapefruit
  4. Goat – Try My Robe
  5. of Montreal – My Fair Lady
  6. Slothrust – Horseshoe Crab
  7. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times
  8. Alex Bleeker – Bet Your Ass
  9. Magic Trick – More
  10. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Sex Beat  (Gun Club cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings of Lowertown

Kings Of Lowertown are from Pembroke, Ontario. Their new single Quebec Roulette is a gritty blues track written in the vein of Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits.

The song was inspired by the rough and tumble of Chapeau, Quebec – just across the mighty Ottawa River from Pembroke.

Stream it below.