Archive for the ‘Pop’ 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.












MM Shorts 902: The Velveteins

Posted: December 5, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

Hailing from sunny Edmonton, Canadian trio The Velveteins are a rock n’ roll band dealing in raucous, heavyweight guitar pop that takes its cues from surf-pop and garage rock as well as such luminaries as the Kinks, and the Libertines.

New single is Don’t Yah Feel Better? and comes with a sweet guitar melody inspired by classic Indian influences.

Well worth a listen. Stream it below.


best of the weekA slightly quieter week due I suspect to Thanksgiving, but still we have eight new songs from you.

Check out tracks from Father John Misty, Cate Le Bon, Howe Gelb and Tim Cohen (of the Fresh & Onlys), another taste from the Lower Plenty’s album Sister Sister, as well as excellent new singles from  Proper Ornaments, Beachheads and Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders.

Over to you…

  1. Father John Misty – Holy Hell
  2. Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
  3. Proper Ornaments – Blown Away
  4. Howe Gelb – Impossible Thing
  5. Lower Plenty – Glory Rats
  6. Tim Cohen – John Hughes
  7. Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders – Shape Of Your Heart
  8. Beachheads – Your Highness










San Antonio’s We Leave At Midnight recently announced their new album The Holy Rolling Flower Band will be released on December 9th via Texas Is Funny Records.

Mixing together swirls of vivid psych, shimmering pop, indie rock, folk, upbeat power-pop, garage rock and alt-country, the band have created a sound that resides somewhere sonically between The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. It’s a headtrip with delicate melodies and soulful wonder.

Do You Get The Joke is one of the album’s undeniable stand out moments, a gorgeous psych pop nugget of lush orchestration, harmonized beauty, and avant folk charm. The song’s vibrant instrumentation and gentle vocals swirl together with a joyous wonder – have a listen.


Happyness will  release the successor to 2014’s excellent long player Weird Little Birthday next Spring and they have shared the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down.

It has echoes of early Fleetwood Mac, a touch of Interpol perhaps, even a synth outdo, but essentially it remains as resolutely and defiantly true to their laid-back melancholia as always.

Have a listen


best of the weekHere are eight new songs to end the week, including two from the mighty Ty Segall – a track from his forthcoming self-titled album and a cover of a Harry Nilsson track that was released as a split seven inch with Loch Lomond.

We also have an appropriately apocalyptic track (in every sense) from POND, a re-worked version of an album track from Fear Of Men and new songs from Julie Bryne, Gang, and The Trouble With Templeton. Finally another cover for you with Braid’s take on Alvvays’ Next Of Kin.

As always. Enjoy.

  1. Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen
  2. Ty Segall – Gotta Get Up  (Harry Nilsson cover)
  3. POND – 30000 Megatons
  4. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
  5. Fear Of Men – Change Me
  6. The Trouble With Templeton – Vernon
  7. Braid – Next Of Kin  (Alvvays Cover)
  8. Gang – Enough Nothing










MM Shorts 893: Permit

Posted: November 15, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Punk, Rock


Permit is a Bloomington, IN based duo whose debut six track 7” reflects their love of 70s-80s classic rock, punk, and power pop. Think Thin Lizzy, but twice as fast.

Listen to the catchy, if unimaginatively titled, Track #6 below, and order the 7″ from Bandcamp here.


Leeds duo Menace Beach recently announced details of a new album Lemon Memory (due 20th January, on Memphis Industries – pre-order here).

They will release a new single, Give Blood, on the same day. It harnesses their raucous and scuzzy energy, but in perhaps their most “pop” moment to date.

It’s good. Have a listen.


See them live

31 Jan – Sheffield, The Picture House
01 Feb – Leicester, The Cookie
02 Feb – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
03 Feb – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
04 Feb – Southampton, The Joiners
06 Feb – Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
07 Feb – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
08 Feb – London, Moth Club
09 Feb – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Feb – Liverpool, The Magnet
11 Feb – Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 Feb – Glasgow, Broadcast
15 Feb – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
16 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny
17 Feb – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club


More From The Regrettes

Posted: November 14, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Punk, Rock

Here is another from punk-pop four-piece The RegrettesSeashore is a feminist anthem of sorts.

Slightly slower and dare we say calmer than the previous tracks we’ve posted, it allows the defiantly barbed lyrics to take centre stage and it is all the better for it…

Listen below.


Hater You Tried

We posted a couple of excellent tracks from Swedish indie-pop quartet Hater’s debut EP Radius this summer. Now they’re back with new music in the shape of new single Mental Haven, the first from their upcoming debut LP You Tried, which is due on 10th March 10 next year.

Listen below, it retains the urgency of their debut, along with a heavy dose of both emotion and heart. We suspect fans of Alvvays to the Pretenders will find much to their taste… You can pre-order the new album here.