Archive for the ‘Garage’ Category

From the depths of Melbourne’s rock pool, Shrimpwitch have emerged from the waves with their debut Eggs Eggs Eggs EP, a ferocious mix of high energy garage punk and rock’n’roll.

The duo going under the monikers Georgi Goonsack and Kim Prawn, are the first release from the Hysterical Records label. Listen to Lust For A Kick below, a lustful, boozy, hedonistic tale of pleasure and pain.

You can pre-order the EP here.


New Single From Eat Fast

Posted: March 24, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock

With influences ranging from modernist poet Basil Bunting to The Cure, Newcastle four piece Eat Fast mix sugar-drenched harmonies with dark lyrical content.

We’ve already shared the excellently raucous single Public Display of Affection, and now we have another, equally good track for you with Scrambled Egg. It is taken from upcoming EP Immortal Kombat – six tracks of squirming guitar riffs, thunderous drumming, taut vocals and razor witted lyrics.

Scuzz, fuzz, noise and grunge. Have a listen.


More From Mind Rays

Posted: March 17, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock

We’ve already posted three singles from Belgian garage punks Mind Rays and here is the fourth (and final) track shared from upcoming debut album Nerve Endings.

Follow Suit is the best yet – another snarling, pulsating slab of sleaze-riddled proto-punk that gleefully runs the gamut from primetime Stooges to Ty Segall.

Wig out to it below.


The excellently named Dolly Spartans new EP Time Sides With No One, was written in the wake of their guitarists’ sudden death of a drug overdose at age 22 and details frontman Michael Eliran’s struggle to cope with the tragedy of losing his best friend.

With echoes of Wavves or Fidlar, Hanging Out is a prime slice of thrumming, garage pop that documents the turmoil of a night out when everything is a struggle inside your head.

Stream it here.


MM Shorts 927: Scab Hand

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk

Scab Hand are another band to emerge from Brighton’s febrile underbelly, a three-piece forged from former Love Buzzard frontman and guitarist Kevin Lennon, former Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster drummer Rob Ling and bassist Dan Stirrat.

Irregular Bed is their debut single, a hugely enjoyable squelching fuzz pot of squealing aural mayhem.

Have a listen.


This week our round up includes a brilliantly angry and frustrated single from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit for International Women’s Day, another track from the prolific Ty Segall’s upcoming EP, the first taste from Bonnie Prince Billy’s Merle Haggard covers record with a version of the classic Mama Tried.

This week’s offering from the Our First 100 Days Project comes from Self Esteem (none other than Mikal Cronin and Kim Gordon), and there is some woozy, easy-going psychedelia from Moon Duo, and the title track from Woods’ new mini-LP Love Is Love. finishing up with cracking new singles from Black HoneyChastity Belt and the punky Dream Wife.

Over to you…

  1. First Aid Kit – You Are The Problem Here
  2. Ty Segall – Black Magick
  3. Bonnie Prince Billy – Mama Tried  (Merle Haggard cover)
  4. Woods – Love Is Love
  5. Moon Duo – Lost In Light
  6. Self Esteem – War / Golden God (Demo)
  7. Chastity Belt – Different Now
  8. Black Honey – Somebody Better
  9. Dream Wife – Somebody




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Otherkin – Bad Advice

Posted: March 10, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock

Irish garage punks Otherkin were a most enjoyable discovery at the Great Escape last year, and after the success of the 201 EP and it’s successor The New Vice EP the four-piece are back with their first single of 2017, Bad Advice.

It is the lead track from their upcoming debut album and cements their reputation for furious, old fashioned, punk rock.

Have a listen.


Atlanta garage punk ensemble and MM faves The Coathangers have announced a new EP, Parasite and shared the first track from it Captain’s Dead, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar.

Best of all the band are playing some live shows in the UK, including our local town Oxford – it seems miracles can still happen.

Anyway, stream the single below and check the tour dates too.


May Tour Dates
12 Manchester @ Night & Day
13 Brighton @ The Joker
15 Bristol @ The Exchange
16 Oxford @ The Bullingdon
17 London @ Oslo
18 Hastings @ The Printworks
19 Leicester @ The Cookie
20 Leeds @ Gold Sounds at Brudenell Social
21 Sheffield@ The Harley
23 Ramsgate @ Music Hall

best of the weekPart two of our weekly round up of the best tracks from the past seven days kicks off with another fine track from Laura Marling’s new album, and an excellent new single from The Districts.

We have another brash slab of riotous rock from Charly Bliss and something equally propulsive from Hiccup (should keep the indie kids happy). Trance Farmers slow things down with their ominous new single, while Cotillon’s new track is a masterclass in hazy slacker rock. Finally, White Reaper round things off with the title track from new album The World’s Best American Band.

  1.  The Districts – Ordinary Day
  2. Laura Marling – Nothing, Not Nearly
  3. Trance Farmers – Witches
  4. Hiccup – Neverwhere
  5. Charly Bliss – Percolator
  6. Cotillon – Alex’s Room
  7. White Reaper – The World’s Best American Band








best of the weekOnce again some cracking tuneage for you today in Part 1 of our regular weekly round-up of some of the best new releases.

We are ultra excited by the return of Justin Townes Earle and Champagne Corolla, which comes from forthcoming album Kids In The Street,  T. Hardy Morris who has shared a new track NY and Sharon Van Etten who reimagines the Skeeter Davis track End of the World for a new soundtrack compilation based around The Man In The High Castle TV series. Bonny Doon have also shared some more rolling, meditative Americana with Relieved and for the folkies we have the first taste of Keston Cobblers Club’s new album.

Big Walnuts Yonder is a new band that consists of members from Wilco, Deerhoof, Tera Melos and Minutemen and Raise The Drawbridges? is suitably manic while Sam Amidon is suitably surreal for just over 90 seconds on his First 100 Days Offering that also features Inga.

Enjoy. Check out Part Two tomorrow.

  1. Justin Townes Earle – Champagne Corolla
  2. T. Hardy Morris – NY
  3. Sharon Van Etten – The End Of The World  (Skeeter Davis cover)
  4. Big Walnuts Yonder – Raise The Drawbridges?
  5. Keston Cobblers Club – Almost Home
  6. Sam Amidon (featuring Inga) – Correspondence
  7. Bonny Doon – Relieved