IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

Longstanding MM fave Sharon Van Etten released her brilliant epic album in 2010. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album’s release, she asked fellow artists she admired to participate in an expanded reissue, where each artist would cover one different song from epic in their own style. The resulting epic Ten is a double LP featuring the original album plus the new album of … Continue reading IDLES cover Sharon Van Etten’s Peace Signs for epic TEN

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)

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

Introducing >>> NASDAQ

With Dow Jones on guitar and vocals, JP Morgan on organ and Goldman Sacks on drums, mysterious trio NASDAQ play a stripped-down form of ‘profit punk’ inspired by their love of greed, excess and financial exploitation making them the perfect band for the post-truth world. Their first ‘IPO’ as a new unit is aptly entitled, Young Professional and is well worth a listen. Stream the two … Continue reading Introducing >>> NASDAQ

Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

Speedy Wunderground have made more than a name for themselves releasing a series of brilliant one-off 7″/digital singles. And after their longest ever COVID enforced break they are back with a bang  with the 35th single ready to be unleashed. In their strong tradition of new/unlikely collaborations the new single Wrong Party is a collaboration between acclaimed Polish superstar Brodka and in-house Speedy band Scottibrains … Continue reading Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

DZ Deathrays’ latest single is a huge guitar anthem titled All or Nothing, and is lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 (set for release on 9th July). Coated in classic DZ Deathrays punk attitude, the single demands attention for exactly what the trio do best: towering layers of guitar and heavy rock and roll riffs! Play loud. Continue reading DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

Teen Creeps – Fall Out

Fresh from an appearance in our Best of Year listings, and in particular Chris T Popper’s tunes of 2020, Belgian indie rockers Teen Creeps are getting ready to drop their sophomore album Forever in a few days time via [PIAS] Recordings. Before that they are releasing new single Fall Out today – another catchy slab of punked-up indie rock that should please fans of Cloud Nothings, … Continue reading Teen Creeps – Fall Out

Video Round Up / Catch Up

Been clearing down that overfull MM in-box in the post Christmas slump and found a few videos and tunes we missed, or never quite got round to posting. So we’re putting that right now and here they are, better late than never. Let us commence with some pretty fearsome punk blues from Scott H. Biram who released a surprise new album at the tailend of … Continue reading Video Round Up / Catch Up