FACS – Strawberry Cough

Having risen out of the ashes of Disappears in 2018 with the bone-rattling intensity of debut album Negative Houses, Chicago trio FACS are back with details of their fourth album Present Tense, due out on 21st May via Trouble In Mind. The first single is the churning, disorientating roil of Strawberry Cough. Would you rewrite This history False dawn Plague distraction What is this feeling? Stream it below and click … Continue reading FACS – Strawberry Cough

Elephant Micah – Vague Tidings

Elephant Micah has shared a new song, the spellbinding and fiddle-laced Eastern Callers, taken from his new album, Vague Tidings, due out on the 9th April via Western Vinyl. It follows on from the gorgeous, slow-burning first single Glacier Advisors. Vague Tidings is an album of stark uncanny Americana. In style, its eight songs follow a switchback path between foggy incantations and mountain anthems. Made with … Continue reading Elephant Micah – Vague Tidings

Hot Knives – Static Bloom

Brooklyn-based trio Hot Knives have shared their lead single Static Bloom, taken from upcoming long player Making Love To Make Music To Make Love To. Part MC5, part Butthole Surfers, part Funkadelic, the band create a face-melting blend of joyfully trippy nostalgia adding noisy bedroom punk freakouts to the kind of vivid electric psychedelia that ruled the hippy airwaves in the late sixties. Stream it below … Continue reading Hot Knives – Static Bloom

New Album From Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado has shared details of his third album in the past 12 months, The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, along with the news that he is also embarking on his first foray into label running with the aptly named Maraqopa Records. It will be out on the 14th May. The new album contains ten intense stories of people determined not to be broken by dire … Continue reading New Album From Damien Jurado

RIP Stefan Cush (of the Men They Couldn’t Hang)

For one reason or another, none particularly joyful, it has been a while since we’ve posted and it is sad to be dragged back to the keyboard to pay our own, insignificant tribute to the wonderful Stefan Cush of the Men They Couldn’t Hang who died of a sudden heart attack earlier this month. Folk-punk pioneers, TMTCH were a band I spent many happy times … Continue reading RIP Stefan Cush (of the Men They Couldn’t Hang)

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

Minor Moon – Tethers

Minor Moon, the Chicago-based cosmic Americana group led by multi-instrumentalist Sam Cantor, have an upcoming third full length album Tethers, out March 26 via Ruination Record Co. & Whatever’s Clever. Having previously shared the unhurried No Lightning Fix, the band have now offered up a second taste from the album in the shape of the simmering Under An Ocean Of Holes. So, if a healthy amount of Midwestern … Continue reading Minor Moon – Tethers

MM Recommends >>> Turnstiles

We’re a little late to the party with this, but oh my… yet another brilliant band out of Ireland… Turnstiles hail from Galway and last month they released their self-titled debut EP. It is four tracks of tense, minimal, scathing political punk rock and it is outstanding. My favourite track (by no more than a gnat’s armpit hair mind) is the blistering In A State. Stream … Continue reading MM Recommends >>> Turnstiles

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