Archive for the ‘Pop’ Category

  1. Fat Earthers -Letter Bomb
  2. Howe Gelb – A Thousand Kisses Deep (featuring M.Ward)
  3. The Chills – Bad Sugar
  4. Mount Hudson – Write A Book
  5. Yak -Fried
  6. Steve Gunn – Stonehurst Cowboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moulded in the raw poeticism of Lou Reed and Nico-era Velvet Underground, sixteen year old Gabriella Rose’s dynamic songwriting comes from a deeply broken place. Her roots inject even more piercing context to the songs on her debut Lost In Translation EP, on which her voice houses her turbulent past – the loneliness, the uncertainty, and the gloom. But in analyzing her past, she has taken those experiences and written a powerful independent debut that fuses retro pop songwriting with heart and soul.

The EP also tackles themes relating to mental health, a struggle Rose is all too familiar with… songs like Welcome to the Dollhouse explore her own journey that weaves in and out of sorrow, vulnerability and an inability to understand those feelings, along with her brief stay in a psychiatric ward.

Listen to the reverb-laden title track below. The EP can be pre-ordered here.

 

  1. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered
  2. Preoccupations – Pontiac 87  (Protomartyr cover)
  3. Mercury Rev – Sermon (featuring Margo Price)  (Bobbie Gentry cover)
  4. Avett Brothers – Roses And Sacrifice
  5. Girlpool – Hire
  6. FEELS – Car
  7. Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
  8. D.B. Rouse – About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing >>> Anemone

Posted: November 16, 2018 in Electronic, Indie, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock
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Rebelling against her classical upbringing, Anemone band leader Chloe Soldevila traveled the globe, where she immersed herself into the psychedelic traditions of Southern California and the punk/new wave scene from France, to which she returned home to Montreal with a clear vision of wanting to form her own band.

The band’s debut album Beat My Distance (out in Feb) is a blast of ’60s-tinged dream pop wrapped around woozy psych via Melody’s Echo Chamber, Gwenno and Jacco Gardner.

Check out the latest track from it, She’s the One.

 

Chorusgirl – Demon Baby

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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With their sound rooted in shimmering indiepop with an undercurrent of darkness, Chorusgirl blend the sparkle of 80s bands like The Cure and the Cocteau Twins, with the close harmonies and surf-inspired indie of Dum Dum Girls and La Luz. The lyrics run from the abstract to the personal, are delicate and angry, but layered underneath a measured dose of noise and happy fizz.

We first featured them more than three years ago, but now ahead of the release of their second album Shimmer and Spin (out on 16 November via Reckless Yes), they have shared a new single Demon Baby. It is the first song that new member, Faith Taylor (of Suggested Friends), wrote for the band and also sings main vocals. It’s a soul baring song about a recurring nightmare and anxiety dream.

Have a listen.

 

Norwich based quintet and self-styled doo-wop psych-rockers Gladboy have released their debut EP Egopushin’ via Trip-Sit Records.

There are some clear art-rock influences such as Talking Heads, early Pulp and of course, Bowie to the fore, but fans of Pavement, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, or the Fat White Family will also find much to like here. The five tracks delve into brown acid psychedelia, wobbly space-rock, Brit-pop whimsy and kosmiche Motorik rhythms to create a many layered, experimental sound that somehow retains a winning accessibility throughout.

Check out the excellent Sauer Kraut and Who Loves You, Mrs Parsons? from the EP below. Order from Bandcamp here.

 

 

Hanya are a Brighton two-piece whose lush layering and deep, sonic textures defy their simple set up.

Recalling Angel Olsen or PJ Harvey, Heather Sheret’s vocals can go from grit to honey, weaving extra layers and emotion into the band’s wall of sound. Her guitar like a one-person My Bloody Valentine – crunching riffs that recall early Black Keys and all backed by Jack Watkin’s expressive percussion.

The lead track from their debut four track EP I Used To Love You, Now I Don’t (out via Leisure Records on the 23rd November) is Radio. Stream it below.

 

  1. Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic)
  2. Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover)
  3. Beach House – Alien
  4. Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner
  5. The Growlers – Problems III
  6. Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
  7. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  8. Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor
  9. J Mascis – Web So Dense
  10. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahead of Culture Abuse’s UK headline tour this month, the SF punks have released a cover version of one of their favourite songs, Police on my Back, found lurking in the set list of their current live shows. They have recorded with FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper.

Famously covered by (GOAT) The Clash (who pretty much did more better covers than anyone else), and included on their Sandinista album, the origins of the song are with The Equals, fronted by Eddy Grant and released in the 1960s.

Heer at MM we’re always a bit wary of anyone taking on something The Clash have already done – the bar is mighty high after all. But, we’re liking this a lot – it’s the little things – the enunciation of “Tuesday” that sounds like “Toosday” to these anglo ears, the extended reggae breakdown and the exaggerated, staccato vocals on the verses.

Stream it below. Check out the competition, and also see their UK live dates with Gouge Away starting next week.

 

 

 

LIVE DATES
17-Oct, Southampton, Joiners
18-Oct, Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
19-Oct, Nottingham, Bodega
20-Oct,, Leeds, Key Club
21-Oct, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
22-Oct, Bristol, Exchange
23-Oct, Glasgow, King Tuts
24-Oct, Manchester, Star & Garter
25-Oct, London, Boston Music room

EZTV – Daytime

Posted: September 18, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock
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Daytime the new single from New York trio EZTV is a really sweet slice of jangly indie rock that recalls the 60’s heyday of pastoral psychedelia and all those wonderful nugget compilations.

Listen here and order here from Bandcamp.