Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

MM Shorts 980: Spice Boys

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Spice City Boys is the effervescent and vibrant first single from Glade, the debut album from Umeå, Sweden’s garage rock act Spice Boys.

Well worth a spin…


MM Shorts 979: Good Boy

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Filled with incendiary vitriol, and with nods to the best of Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courts and Eddy Current Suppression RingFishing With A Shotgun is a brilliant, two and a half  minute burst of hyper-intelligent garage punk energy from Brisbane’s Good Boy.

It is the first single to come from brand new EP Shirk Life, and also has a tasty video with some nice 3D animation. It takes aim at the absurdity and vulgarity of Pauline Hanson and right-wing politics within Australia.

Watch /listen below.



Dan Michaelson will release his new solo album First Light through The state51 Conspiracy on 8th December. It is his first album away from his band The Coastguards since 2011’s Sudden Fiction.

Old Kisses, the first track taken from his new album, has more than a touch of the great Leonard Cohen’s reflectiveness and candour about it and “imagines a place where every intimate moment is made material and we are surrounded by the debris of our emotion“.

Have a listen.


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We love Screaming Females. The New Jersey DIY-punk luminaries have announced their seventh studio album All At Once, due out next year on February 23, on the ever wonderful Don Giovanni Records.

Listen to new track Glass House which singer/guitaris, Marisa Paternoster describes thus, “It’s very simple — just bass, drums, and two simple riffs. In the past, I might have insisted on adding more. Practicing self-restraint is something I have consciously been trying to do.

Sounds great. Roll on the album.

  1. Calexico – End Of The World With You
  2. No Age – Soft Collar Fad
  3. Jim White – Far Beyond The Spoken Word
  4. Father John Misty – Pure Country
  5. Hater – Blushing
  6. Django Django – Tic Tac Toe
  7. A. Savage – Ladies From Houston
  8. Surfing Magazines – One Of These Days
  9. Anna St. Louis – Fire
  10. The Deep Dark Woods – Deep Flooding Waters
  11. Miss World – Click And Yr Mine













Slowcoaches – Complex

Posted: October 13, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock

A cutting observational slice of fervent grunged-up punk, Complex is a first taste of what’s to come from Slowcoaches on their yet-to-be-finished second album, which will be released at some point in 2018 via Leisure & District.

The single will be available this side of the new year on screenprinted 7” vinyl, backed by a venomous cover of Fang’s The Money Will Roll Right In.

Listen / watch below.


Four new videos from four of our favourite songwriters…





Stockholm-based Delsbo Beach Club are set to release their instantly charming debut single All The Way Home on Swedish label Rama Lama Records on the 11th October.

With nods to the likes of Mac DeMarco, check out their fuzzy indie pop melodies, with hints of classic garage and surf rock below.


MM Shorts 975: Fluids

Posted: October 10, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk

Just Like Me is the third offering from New York’s no wave/post punk trio The Fluids’ debut album No Kidding! that’s coming out on October 27th via Axis Mundi Records (vinyl pre-order). We have to say we missed the first two tracks but have been back to check them out following a couple of plays of this stormer.

Having already drawn apt sonic comparisons to everyone from the Talking Heads and Berlin-era Bowie, to The Modern Lovers and Echo & The Funnymen, the new single is a deliriously timeless track about unrequited lust, and the self-reflection that ensues when you realize no one’s looking back at you. Check it out below along with the album’s undeniable/frenzied lead single Creatures, and the addictive second single Sign N’ Drive.




  1. Mountain Goats – Shirtless In Hamburg
  2. OCS – The Fool
  3. U.S. Girls – Mad As Hell
  4. Patsy – Tommy, Bobby, Johnny
  5. Gun Outfit – Landscape Painter
  6. Nots – Anxious Trend
  7. Evan Stephens Hall – Burnout  (Green Day cover)
  8. Adults – MSN
  9. Silver Torches – Bartender