Archive for the ‘Psychedelic’ Category

We’re loving this track from Beijing’s Gong Gong Gong who make driving, stripped-down transnational blues, tapping into the spirit of Bo Diddley, the Monks, and psychedelic music from West Africa to Southeast Asia.

Shot-by-shot, frame-by-frame, Siren 追逐劇 is a story of galloping hooves and screeching tires—a horse and car racing each other through mountains and desert, charging into the city and all set to a thumping, hypnotic low-end pulse.


Catch them live

14/2/19 Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
15/2/19 Glasgow @ The Art School
16/2/19 Dublin @ Whelan’s
18/2/19 Manchester @ Gorilla
19/2/19 Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
20/2/19 London @ Scala

EZTV – Daytime

Posted: September 18, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock

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.


Here is our latest collection of musical films for you. A regular pot pourri of musical styles from Girl Skin’s gorgeously fragile chamber folk to Sit Down’s oozing amalgam of doom metal and sludgy punk by way of The Cavemen’s amphetamine-fueled rhythms and scorching guitar, coupled with drunk and disorderly vocal tirades, and First Aid Kit’s ever perfect vocal harmonies.

There is Steve Mason’s soulful new single, brash snot-rock from TV COMA and the pummelling psych rock of the Oh Sees and Black Delta Movement and more hypnotic stoner wooze from The Holydrug Couple.










  1. together PANGEA – Hi-Fi Television
  2. Kurt Vile – Bassackwards
  3. The Distillers – Blood In Gutters
  4. FIDLAR – Too Real
  5. Human People – Black Flowers
  6. Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind
  7. Fucked Up – House Of Keys
  8. Marc Ribot featuring Tom Waits – Bella Ciao
  9. Hiss Golden Messenger – Rock Holy
  10. Moaning Lisa – Comfortable
  11. TOY – The Willow
  12. Beachtape – Figure It Out
  13. William The Conqueror – Bleeding On The Soundtrack















New Vulgarians single

Posted: September 13, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Post Punk, Psychedelic, Rock

We’ve featured Hull’s Vulgarians a few times on MM, ever since seeing them support TRAAMS in Oxford.

A compelling mix of post-punk and psych-rock, the band’s excellent new single Dead People Are Easier To Love is their first new music since last year’s Almost Instinct, Almost True EP, and makes use of 80s synthesisers to add a new level of sonic urgency to their sound

Have a listen.



With an album cover like that, and a name like Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, one would be entitled to expect some high octane, garage-psych of the highest order.

Thankfully, this first release from the Savannah record shop, Graveface Records & Curiosities, delivers on all counts.

Top banana as we like to say. Stream the marvellously named Dan Halen here, and preorder the vinyl or digital download from Bandcamp here.


The latest project to involve long standing MM fave James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand), as well as Hans Chew, Nick Mitchell Maiato, Ryan Jewell and Dan Brown, is an album from One Eleven Heavy titled Everything’s Better.

It wonderfully evokes the classic 70s cosmic country of Gram Parsons and The Grateful Dead via their own unique take on that era’s psychedelic jams and gnarly roots rock.

Check out the brilliant Crosses and Old Hope Chest and buy the album from Bandcamp here.



No less than thirteen corking new tracks this week from the brilliant hypnotic post-punk thrum of FEWS to the infectious indie pop of Hater by way of a Ramones inspired Colleen Green, wiry art-punk from Public Practice, fuzzy urgency from Ron Gallo, raucous arena ready rock from We Were Promised Jetpacks, and sunburnt, pastoral psych from The Smoking Trees.

And lots more besides…

Do we spoil you? Course we bloody do.

  1. FEWS – Business Man
  2. J Mascis – See You At The Movies
  3. The Dodos – Forum
  4. Hater – Fall Off
  5. The Skiffle Players – Local Boy
  6. Colleen Green – I Wanna Be Ignored
  7. Menace Beach – Satellite
  8. Public Practice – Fate / Glory
  9. The Goon Sax – We Can’t Win
  10. Shannen Moser – Haircut Song
  11. Ron Gallo – Always Elsewhere
  12. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Repeating Patterns
  13. The Smoking Trees – Honestly, I Wish That I Knew















Gently Tender have risen from the ashes of Palma Violets, a band that started promisingly (we saw them perform an insane set at SXSW a few years ago), but soon faded into rather generic, mundane indie rockdom.

The new band features three ex-Violets (Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle) plus Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown. Who knows if they have taken their naming inspiration from the Incredible String Band’s 1967 track of the same name, but the two songs they have shared have a definite psychedelic edge and in the case of latest track Avez-Vous Déjà, a more contemplative, pastoral English country garden feel.

Stream it below together with the ragged swagger of first single 2 Chords Good.



  1. IDLES – Great
  2. Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After)
  3. Fucked Up – Normal People
  4. Cat Power (feat. Lana Del Rey) – Woman
  5. Low – Disarray
  6. Spain – Maya In The Summer
  7. Iron & Wine – Waves Of Galveston
  8. Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was A Child
  9. Whitney Ballen – Fucking
  10. Sudakistan – Last Love Supreme
  11. Fidlar – Are You High?