Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAnd so as we head north to Mackem country here are 8 songs to keep you company over the weekend. All lovingly culled from the week’s new releases for you and including songs from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile, Greys, MV & EE, Honeyblood, Luxury Death and the incomparable Leonard Cohen.

Enjoy.

  1. Greys – Fresh Hell
  2. Itasca – No Consequence
  3. Black Honey – Hello Today
  4. Honeyblood – Sea Hearts
  5. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile – Let Me Get There
  6. Luxury Death – I Feel Your Pain
  7. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  8. MV & EE – Feel Alright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Wave Pictures Single

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)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard… Last Week

best of the weekThe trip to deposit our eldest at University meant we couldn’t get this ready in time at the weekend. So belatedly as he discovers the joys of student freedom, here are our quick picks from the rest of the best of the new releases last week.

Enjoy (nearly) new tracks from the likes of Kim Gordon, Purling Hiss, La Sera, Damaged Bug and a fine cover from The Dodos….

  1. Kim Gordon – Murdered Out
  2. Marching Church – Lion’s Den
  3. Purling Hiss – 3000 AD
  4. La Sera – Queens
  5. Damaged Bug – Smoggy Terminus
  6. Matt Kivel – The Water
  7. Joyce Manor – Last You Heard Of Me
  8. The Dodos – Never Meant (American Football cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 876: The Staches

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The Staches are a four-piece from Switzerland combining visceral garage rock with punk and lo-fi pop into one delightful and unholy mix.

Latest single is Total Commitment, out via French DIY label Six Tonnes De Chair Records.

Listen below. Buy the limited edition vinyl here.

 

MM Shorts 875: Planchettes

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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.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 23)

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Time for the latest post in our Nickel In The Jukebox series.

Ten new tracks, ten decisions to make. Hit or miss… over to you.

 

James Edge & The Mindstep – Four Two Four  [RIYL: Mutant folk, Gong, Frank Zappa]

 

John Alcabean – Fire  [RIYL: Riotous noise-rock, Drenge, Wolf Alice]

 

Moddi – A Matter Of Habit  [RIYL: Protest songs, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez]

 

Palm Honey – Bones  [RIYL: Hazy-psych, Vryll Society, Peace]

 

Francie Moon – Walked Away  [RIYL: Surf-pop, Best Coast, PJ Harvey]

 

Greg Halpin – Woman Of New York  [RIYL: Acoustic folk, Joe Pug, Elijah Ocean]

 

Cross Country – Grass Stain  [RIYL: Post-punk, Television, Deerhunter]

 

Catch Prichard – Eskota  [RIYL: Forlorn country, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen]

 

Dead Rabbits– Get Me Over There  [RIYL: Space Rock, Loop, Spacemen 3]

 

Teen Brains – Translucent  [RIYL: Shoegaze, Ride, The Cure]

 

 

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Raccoon Fighter

Raccoon Fighter

Queens, NY-based trio Raccoon Fighter has shared a second single, Adderall, marking the release of their new EP Hover Craft.

A blend of polished punk, psychedelia and lo-fi, fuzzy, garage bliss, it is a follow up to the excellent LVLR.

Listen to both below.

 

 

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAfter a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.

It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.

So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.

  1. Pop. 1280 – Pulse
  2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. The Growlers – City Club
  4. Angel Olsen – Sister
  5. Magic Trick – First Thought
  6. Shilpa Ray – Paisley
  7. The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
  8. Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
  9. No Age – Separation
  10. Cory Hanson – Ordinary People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 22)

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]

 

The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]

 

Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]

 

Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]

 

Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]

 

Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]

 

Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]

 

Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]

 

BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]

 

Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]

 

MM Shorts 867: Wild Raccoon

wild racoon

Wild Raccoon is a one man garage band from Lille, France, who plays a lo-fi mix of fuzzed up garage rock  and psych rock, influenced by King Khan, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin among others.

His new album Half Pine Cone is out now on Bandcamp. Check out Corn Cob from it below.