Temples – Certainty

Psych-rock four piece, Temples have announced details of Certainty, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album, due out early next year on Heavenly Recordings.

Frontman James Bagshaw, describes it as wanting to create “something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. The verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the chorus was approached in an opposite way, layer after layer, thickening the sound.

Give it a spin below.

 

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAnd so as we head north to Mackem country here are 8 songs to keep you company over the weekend. All lovingly culled from the week’s new releases for you and including songs from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile, Greys, MV & EE, Honeyblood, Luxury Death and the incomparable Leonard Cohen.

Enjoy.

  1. Greys – Fresh Hell
  2. Itasca – No Consequence
  3. Black Honey – Hello Today
  4. Honeyblood – Sea Hearts
  5. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile – Let Me Get There
  6. Luxury Death – I Feel Your Pain
  7. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
  8. MV & EE – Feel Alright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 877: Jonny Debt

Sexy Cowboy, the alluring single (taken from the debut album Forever released later this year) showcases Jonny Debt’s unique and honest vocal style and his classic poetic approach reminiscent of the 1960s psychedelic era of songwriting.  He  pairs vocal hooks with erotic guitars in a way that has shades of Leonard Cohen and Van Morrison.

Have a listen.

Sun Angle – Drink The Moon

Sun Angle’s singular brand of frenetic and sprawling psych-punk draws inspiration from mid-period SST bands like Meat Puppets while simultaneously connecting the threads between Can, 70s-era Miles Davis and early Fleetwood Mac.

Their new record, Skullflower is out on the 21st October and you can listen to Drink The Moon from it below.

According to the band, the song is “about a person fed up with religious zealots and who becomes more obsessed with Satanism and the Occult. It’s also an homage to Philip K Dick and the theory of hylozoism, which is the theory that all matter is somehow living“.

Sounds good whatever…

 

New From GOAT

Hot on the heels of The Lovely Eggs new single we also have a new track from kaleidoscopic Swedish psych-explorers Goat.

Union of Mind and Soul sees the band continue the catchy but stripped down, unplugged approach that was heard on I Sing in Silence. At the new single’s core is a driving acoustic guitar and a ridiculously catchy recorder riff that will have you humming for hours well after the track is over.

Union of Mind and Soul doesn’t actually feature on the new album Requiem – this is an alternative, eerier version to the track Union of Sun and Moon, which the album opens with… clear? Thought not.

Never mind, listen anyway.

 

New Lovely Eggs Single

Lovely Eggs

Delighted to have a new single to share from the down-to-earth, but utterly psychotic duo The Lovely Eggs.

Sick of hearing people crowing about how many drugs they’ve done on a night out or at a festival, their retort is a big fuck-you to the pricks with a typically surreal insight into their crazy world.

Appropriately titled Drug Braggin’, it is a brilliant fuzzed up freakout; a mind-melting sludge pot of psych-pop and punked up fury.

Enjoy!

 

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekA cracking collection of nine brand new tunes gathered from this week for you.

We have the return of Grandaddy, a reverential cover of the Modern Lovers by Sunflower Bean, and tastes from new records by Weyes Blood, Howe Gelb, Marissa Nadler and TOY and, as they always say, much more besides.

All yours…

  1. Grandaddy – Way We Won’t
  2. Allah-Las – Terra Ignota
  3. TOY – I’m Still Believing
  4. Weyes Blood – Do You Need My Love
  5. Marissa Nadler – The Best You Ever Had
  6. Sunflower Bean – Old World  (Modern Lovers cover)
  7. Growlers – I’ll Be Around
  8. Howe Gelb – Terribly So
  9. Laish – Love On The Conditional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Album From Brian Jonestown Massacre

Brian Jonestown Massacre have announced a new album Third World Pyramid, which will be released on 28th October.

The lead single is Sun Ship, and it will be released on honey coloured vinyl on 16th September.

Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll, Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990.

Originally heavily influenced by the Stones’ psychedelic phase, the band’s work in the 2000s has expanded into aesthetic dimensions approximating our very own shoegazing genre of the nineties, and incorporating widespread influences from all over the world, especially Middle Eastern and Brazilian music.

Sun Ship brings the traditional BJM sound mixed with eastern influences and bringing it up to date with the benefit of all the additional weirdness that’s been discovered in the past 40 years.

Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 23)

jukebox

Time for the latest post in our Nickel In The Jukebox series.

Ten new tracks, ten decisions to make. Hit or miss… over to you.

 

James Edge & The Mindstep – Four Two Four  [RIYL: Mutant folk, Gong, Frank Zappa]

 

John Alcabean – Fire  [RIYL: Riotous noise-rock, Drenge, Wolf Alice]

 

Moddi – A Matter Of Habit  [RIYL: Protest songs, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez]

 

Palm Honey – Bones  [RIYL: Hazy-psych, Vryll Society, Peace]

 

Francie Moon – Walked Away  [RIYL: Surf-pop, Best Coast, PJ Harvey]

 

Greg Halpin – Woman Of New York  [RIYL: Acoustic folk, Joe Pug, Elijah Ocean]

 

Cross Country – Grass Stain  [RIYL: Post-punk, Television, Deerhunter]

 

Catch Prichard – Eskota  [RIYL: Forlorn country, Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen]

 

Dead Rabbits– Get Me Over There  [RIYL: Space Rock, Loop, Spacemen 3]

 

Teen Brains – Translucent  [RIYL: Shoegaze, Ride, The Cure]

 

 

Fat White Family’s New Single

fat white family

I know we’re late to it and I don’t quite know how we missed it, but Fat White Family’s single Breaking Into Aldi is a brilliantly sleazy slice of anarchic indie that manages to be both depraved and deprived. And all at the same time!

It is their first new material since their second album Songs For Our Mothers, and the single is backed by another excellent track, Connan Mockasin, so stream both below if you’ve not heard them yet.