Archive for the ‘Gothic’ Category

Time for our latest selection of tasty musical films.

Sit back and check out no less than ten new videos from TOY, Gazebos, Desert Planes, Howe Gelb, Chambers, OhBoy!, Einar Stray Orchestra, Underground Youth, The Orwells and Spectres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our latest festive offering is from Elouise with their menacing ‘Blackgrass’ rendition of the holiday classic Silent Night.

Listen below and click for a free download for the month of December!

 

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)

Via a recommendation from the Italian Job comes The Du-Rell Family taking their gothic-tinged cues from the tales of the deep south: roadside joints, dirt roads, feral dogs, snake oil salesman, swamp dwellers, trailer parks, murder, love and alcohol.

With a heady mix of biting harmonies, honky tonk steel and country blues there is much to admire here.

Check out new single Corre below.

 

The Oscillation have shared Almost See, their dark, brooding contribution to a forthcoming split single with Portuguese psych trio 10,000 Russos, officially released November 24th on Fuzz Club.

Almost See is brooding psych at it’s best, propelled by an unremitting gothic bass-line that roils through a sinister wash of celestial noise, stabs of fuzzed-out guitars, inaudible murmurs and discordant synths. It all makes for an eerily foreboding piece of psychedelia.

Stream it here.

 

best of the weekCheck out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week.

New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare.

Enjoy.

  1. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed
  2. La Sera – Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
  3. Las Kellies – Make It Real
  4. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
  5. The Wytches – Crest Of Death
  6. Jess Williamson – See You In A Dream
  7. Moses Sumney – Lonely World
  8. The Wharves – The Strike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekA cracking collection of nine brand new tunes gathered from this week for you.

We have the return of Grandaddy, a reverential cover of the Modern Lovers by Sunflower Bean, and tastes from new records by Weyes Blood, Howe Gelb, Marissa Nadler and TOY and, as they always say, much more besides.

All yours…

  1. Grandaddy – Way We Won’t
  2. Allah-Las – Terra Ignota
  3. TOY – I’m Still Believing
  4. Weyes Blood – Do You Need My Love
  5. Marissa Nadler – The Best You Ever Had
  6. Sunflower Bean – Old World  (Modern Lovers cover)
  7. Growlers – I’ll Be Around
  8. Howe Gelb – Terribly So
  9. Laish – Love On The Conditional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-Side is the latest single from Wytches (which we posted here), and without getting into too much of a muddle, the B-Side to C-Side is this track Hannover Square.

But never mind all that – it is more black-hearted, gothic tinged psych-rock that majors on the sleazy side of good old rock’n’roll…

Stream it here.

 

We shared Ritual Howls’ Park Around The Corner last month, a noisy combination of drum machines, synths, fuzz bass and twangy guitar, and now we have Spirit Murder for you – happily in much the same vein.

Listen below for a blast of darkness with a buried pop sensibility…