Archive for the ‘Garage’ Category

Falmouth four-piece Holiday Ghosts are back with their second LP West Bay Playroom, the follow-up to their very good self-titled debut album from 2017, which we featured a few times on MM.

The band have a nicely authentic, primitive rock ’n’ roll sound that’s taps into the Velvet Underground and The Modern Lovers alongside some of the more contemporary garage rock acts, but on the new record have also taken on influences from country, blues, and spaghetti western soundtracks.

Listen to Booksmart, the excellent first taster from the record, which you can order via Bandcamp here.


Way back in the summer of 2015 we posted a couple of tracks of riff-heavy garage rock by The Legal Immigrants, and now three years later we have a new single for you that once again mainlines a shot of adrenaline straight to the system.

Like the bastard son of the Eagles of Death Metal and Johnny Cash, Hang On is a freight train rolling off the tracks with howling vocals, smoking amplifiers, and chugging guitar chords from calloused fingers. It unleashes a burst of energy with a call to iron-willed perseverance.

Give it a blast below.


Legal Im

  1. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
  2. Protomartyr – Forbidden  (Preoccupations cover)
  3. The C.I.A. – Pleasure Seeker
  4. Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer
  5. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes
  6. Meat Wave – That’s Alright
  7. Spielbergs – 4AM
  8. Dolly Dream – The Way To Heaven
  9. Wand – Here Come The Warm Jets  (Brian Eno cover)
  10. Pat Thomas – What Is Coming












  1. Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic)
  2. Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover)
  3. Beach House – Alien
  4. Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner
  5. The Growlers – Problems III
  6. Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
  7. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  8. Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor
  9. J Mascis – Web So Dense
  10. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren












  1. Yak – Bellyache
  2. Du Blonde – Buddy
  3. Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA
  4. FIDLAR – Can’t You See
  5. Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth
  6. SAVAK – Nature Erased
  7. Slaves – Magnolia
  8. Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean
  9. Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere











Darkwing – Necropants

Posted: October 8, 2018 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock

Brooklyn rockers Darkwing will shortly release their new EP Super Silver.

The first single Necropants is a needling slab of distorted garage-punk that is well worth a spin.

Stream it here.


  1. Titus Andronicus – Only A Hobo
  2. BRONCHO – Keep It In Line
  3. Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2
  4. Courtney Barnett – Small Talk
  5. Kurt Vile – One Trick Ponies
  6. Flat Worms – The Apparition
  7. Death Valley Girls – (One Less Thing) Before I Die
  8. The Berries – Junkyard Dog
  9. Laura Gibson – Domestication
  10. SOAK – Everybody Loves You
  11. New Rose – Plenty Of Flowers













Despite hailing from down under, the debut self-titled album from Adelaide based six-piece The Dunes is mined from the same sonic territory that hosts the Black Angels, Warlocks and Wooden Shjips, thick with reverb, fuzz and deliciously dark undertones.

Listen to the excellent space rock of (Just Because You’re Not Being Followed Doesn’t Mean You’re Not) Paranoid, and the pummelling, hypnotic Mountain.

You can order the album from Bandcamp here.




Colorado fuzz-rockers The Velveteers create raw and aggressive grunge with blues-rock roots, and will be arriving in the UK this month for a tour spanning the entire country. In celebration they’ve released their brand new video for EP highlight Anastasia Sings, a horror-fuelled theatrical nightmare-scape that serves as a perfect visual accompaniment to their psychedelic leanings.

Watch / stream it below and check out the live dates. Buy their self titled EP here.



Live Dates
13/10 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14/10 – Broadcast, Glasgow
17/10 – EBGB’s, Liverpool
18/10 – Gullivers, Manchester
19/10 – The Dragonffli, Pontypool
20/10 – The Cotswold Inn, Cheltenham
22/10 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
23/10 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
24/10 – The Victoria, London
25/10 – Bermuda Bobs, Norwich
27/10 – Esquires, Bedford


Australian outfit Tropical Fuck Storm, featuring a couple of members from The Drones have shared the video for The Future of History, taken from their upcoming Joyful Noise Recordings’ debut, A Laughing Death in Meatspace.

Mixing art-rock, deconstructed punk skronk, and a kitchen sink full of ideas, wit and acerbic observation, the album is a great listen. Watch the Gary Kasparov inspired video below and also check out the equally good Soft Power too.

Buy the album from Bandcamp here.