New Single From Suave Martyrs

Another band who made it into the top end of our best of 2020 lists, Manchester quintet Suave Martyrs expertly blend elements of ‘60s West Coast rock, baggy indie and jangly psychedelia. Their latest single Cascades of Gold is four minutes of blissed out technicolour Madchester inspired freakadelia, falling somewhere in between the Stone Roses and a particularly enjoyable dose of mushrooms. With a narrative built around “two … Continue reading New Single From Suave Martyrs

Hallan – Hands Up

Portsmouth four-piece Hallan take the mundanity of everyday life and perfectly regurgitate it into a semi-abstract and distorted frenzy of punk musings with their new single Hands Up. The track sees the band introduce their latest narrative of Gumshoe Boy, an undercover operative in a satirical, parallel world where alternative music is outlawed in The State and the only legal audio consists of power-pop indie music … Continue reading Hallan – Hands Up

Psymon Spine – Jumprope

Fusing psychedelic pop and the deep grooves of dance music, Psymon Spine’s music oozes with melodic hugeness. New album Charismatic Megafauna explores a pot pourri of sounds ranging from disco to early techno and motorik’s incessant pulse. Latest single Jumprope offers vocalist Sabine Holler’s pithy commentary on city life over a driving beat and funk-inspired bassline that calls to mind LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads.  Stream it … Continue reading Psymon Spine – Jumprope

Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

Singer-songwriter and all round good egg, Joe Pug will release a new album, The Diving Sun on the 19th March. The record began as a process of collecting archived session files for a B-sides album which morphed into an obsessive remix and finally became a full-on album process with entirely new songs. The Diving Sun brings together some lost gems from various studio sessions along … Continue reading Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

New Video: Squid – Narrator

Squid have announced details of their debut album, Bright Green Field, which will be released on 7th May via Warp Records. Alongside this news, the band have shared the official video for the first single, Narrator, which ricochets from funk strut to screeching chaos via the melodic touch of guest vocalist Martha Skye Murphy. Watch all eight plus minutes of it here.   Continue reading New Video: Squid – Narrator

Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

Absolutely loving this new track from Ohtis featuring Stef Chura. It is the latest in Saddle Creek’s ongoing Document series, which has already shared releases from the likes of Hovvdy, Palehound, and Hand Habits. Schatze follows the release of the trio’s excellent 2019 debut album Curve of Earth and is a character study of the Selfish Antisocial Male, told primarily through the lens of band member Sam … Continue reading Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

Speedy Wunderground have made more than a name for themselves releasing a series of brilliant one-off 7″/digital singles. And after their longest ever COVID enforced break they are back with a bang  with the 35th single ready to be unleashed. In their strong tradition of new/unlikely collaborations the new single Wrong Party is a collaboration between acclaimed Polish superstar Brodka and in-house Speedy band Scottibrains … Continue reading Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

New Single From Blanketman

We recently shared Blanketman’s excellent single Harold in our last video round up, and now the four piece have followed it up with a new track from their upcoming National Trust EP. Something of a love-letter of absent friends and an admission that nothing is perfect, Leave The South is another fine example of their post-punk groove and jangle. Watch the lyric video here   Continue reading New Single From Blanketman

The Underground Youth – For You Are The One

The Underground Youth, Manchester-born, Berlin-based group led by Craig Dyer have shared For You Are The One, the latest single to be lifted from their forthcoming album, The Falling due out 12th March on Fuzz Club Records. Their new record sees the band trade their visceral post-punk melancholy for a more refined and stripped-back sound that, instead, enters the world of romantic, shadowy folk-noir. Stream … Continue reading The Underground Youth – For You Are The One

Mad Mackerel Recommends… DEADLETTER

Hailing from Yorkshire, and now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythm of Gang of Four into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. We originally missed last year’s excellent debut single Good Old Days, and the follow-up Fit For Work. The new single is Fall of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… DEADLETTER