Mutes – Severe Clear

Brummie post-punk polymaths Mutes have released the second single Severe Clear, taken from their forthcoming third LP Dreams of Being Cornered, which is out on the 7th May. Severe Clear is an unrelenting portrait of the dichotomy between addiction and sobriety – the title alluding to the often too-painful clarity that recovery can bring. It’s a blistering song – 12-strings scythe through caterwauling grunge in … Continue reading Mutes – Severe Clear

Some Tunes (at last)

I have to confess that WordPress have changed their editor for posting content and I absolutely loathe and hate it. It absolutely takes away any ounce of enjoyment from the process and basically has been the reason for my lack of posts recently. I hear a song – think great, I’ll share it – then think I can’t face doing it right now on the … Continue reading Some Tunes (at last)

Dom & The Wizards – The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale

Come on a journey of kaleidoscopic and sinister whimsy with the new album from Australia’s Dom & The Wizards. Catchily titled The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale, we have album opener Cellophane Aeroplane for your listening pleasure. Click through to purchase via Bandcamp. Continue reading Dom & The Wizards – The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale

Elephant Micah – Return To The Abandoned Observatory

Elephant Micah, the project of songwriter-producer Joseph O’Connell, has shared the new song Return To The Abandoned Observatory, the final advance single from the band’s new album, Vague Tidings, due out on the 9th April, via Western Vinyl. Of the track—a captivating, gently crooked waltz—O’Connell says, “In this song, a group of astronomers are having their last glimpse at the night sky. It’s bittersweet. The … Continue reading Elephant Micah – Return To The Abandoned Observatory

New (at last) from Willy Mason

Already Dead will be the fourth album, and the first for nine years, from MM fave Willy Mason. It is an ambitious record exploring honesty and deception, anonymity in the digital age, good intentions with unexpected consequences, freedom, colonialism, love, god, and purpose. Sparkling opener and first single Youth On A Spit is one of his heaviest tracks to date; “I feel no pain I’ve … Continue reading New (at last) from Willy Mason

New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

South Londoners Phobophobes inhabit their own idiosyncratic avant-garde world like some bastard child of The Cramps and Talking Heads. One where post-punk, gothic, art-rock and new-wave collide forming a gloriously unpredictable sound. We were big fans of their debut long player, 2018’s Minature World and now the band have announced the release of their second album Modern Medicine on 25th June via new label Modern … Continue reading New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

Longstanding MM fave Sharon Van Etten released her brilliant epic album in 2010. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album’s release, she asked fellow artists she admired to participate in an expanded reissue, where each artist would cover one different song from epic in their own style. The resulting epic Ten is a double LP featuring the original album plus the new album of … Continue reading IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

The Deathray Davies – Time Well Wasted

Apparently fifteen years have passed since the garage rock outfit The Deathray Davies have shared any new material. That has changed with the forthcoming release of a brand new album, Time Well Wasted (out on the 19th March) and here are the first tasters from it, Oh Stars and You And Me Until The End. Check out both below, shot through with echoes of the 60’s Brit invasion and equally … Continue reading The Deathray Davies – Time Well Wasted