Cup – Nothing Could Be Wrong

Brooklyn-based rockers Cup have just released their new album – the satisfyingly hard and heavy-hitting Nothing Could Be Wrong, out through Aagoo Records. With a gritty sound that draws from psych rock, garage, some surf licks and punk, imagine something a bit like Black Angels meets Oh Sees meets The Cramps, then add some early desert Queens Of The Stone Age, with even a little Gary … Continue reading Cup – Nothing Could Be Wrong

The Bobby Lees – Drive

The Bobby Lees are a bone-shaking garage rock band out of Woodstock, NY. Their new record Skin Suit was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on the 17th July. Mixing classic garage-punk with raw and emotive storytelling, this is their socially distanced video for the raucous Drive.   Continue reading The Bobby Lees – Drive

The Growlers – Dream World

The Growlers have shared a new single, Dream World, which was recorded after sessions for their last album, 2019’s Natural Affair LP. The track imagines an alternate universe available to everyone, if you want it. Upright pianos, razorwire guitars, and singer Brooks Nielsen’s most prescient lyrics to date invite us all to embrace the other side, whatever that might be…. call it danceable garage pop … Continue reading The Growlers – Dream World

New Video: Peter Bibby’s Dog – Oceans

Australia’s Peter Bibby is back with his first new music since his 2018 LP Grand Champion, and this time he’s buoyed by the disorderly Dog Act band. The new offering, entitled Oceans, is a ferocious slice of modern garage rock that sounds like it’s cutting through your stereo speakers with a shiv. “Oceans started out as a little sea shanty-esque poem scrawled on a piece … Continue reading New Video: Peter Bibby’s Dog – Oceans

Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)

LA duo Gum Country’s self-described “harsh twee” project began back in Vancouver as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. After relocating, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere, which draws on influences from Sterelolab and The Replacements to The Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo. The record is out on the 19th June and the second single from … Continue reading Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)

Chemtrails – Blurred Visions

We recently posted Chemtrails’ excellent Suck My Mind from their upcoming long player The Peculiar Smell Of The Inevitable and they are following it up with the equally good Blurred Vision. It is another sledge hammer heavy slam-dunk of raw guitar and synth noise. Having relocated to Manchester from London in late 2019, romantic partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova recruited a whole new line-up. … Continue reading Chemtrails – Blurred Visions

Thee MVPS share A Song For Councillor

Loving this track from Thee MVPs, taken from upcoming debut album Science Fiction, which is out via Eeasy Records on the 29th May. Full of pent-up throbbing aggression, A Song For Councillor bursts at the seams with the band’s deceptively infectious riff-driven motorik grooves and delivers a full-on, unstoppable, beat heavy, high energy blowout. Something for the weekend sir? This’ll do nicely! Stream it (loudly) … Continue reading Thee MVPS share A Song For Councillor

Spiteful Bum – Jot Down The Dope

A long time ago West Virginian Jason Ward was a favourite on MM, particularly of Mrs M as one of his songs, the acerbic Bless You was a perfectly timed tune for a somewhat tricky period. Anyway, he has returned under the moniker of Spiteful Bum with a new album of lo-fi garage pop which he describes as “singing about our lives, your lives, depression, love, lust, anger and … Continue reading Spiteful Bum – Jot Down The Dope

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Mean Motor Scooter

Mean Motor Scooter, the B-movie, scuzzy-pysch-punk Texas quartet are back with a new EP, Mr Sophistication, out on the 1st May. Check out the supercharged sonic joyride of The Void, and the spiky punk rhythms and choppy guitars of Aristobrat below. Also, in place of a public album release party due to quarantine, the group will be live streaming their show this Friday from 6–7 PM … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Mean Motor Scooter

New From Sleep Eaters

We were big fans of country garage quintet Sleep Eaters’ Holy Days EP last year, making our end of year Best of List, and now they are back with In This Town, which is in fact the very first track the band recorded together two years ago. It is meant as a stopgap release to help tide us over during the quarantine and ahead of … Continue reading New From Sleep Eaters