Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

New From The Dune Rats

Posted: November 25, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

The marvellously entertaining Dune Rats have shared a new track.

Scott Green is two minutes of wonderfully dumb-ass punk rock that hits the sweet spot.

Has anybody seen Scott Green? (Scott Green)
I been lookin for that fucker all week
He owes me twenty
And I can’t call the police
He blew it all away
And now there’s nothin left for me

Listen below.


MM Shorts 896: Mind Rays

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Alternative, Garage, Punk, Rock

Mind Rays

Mind Rays have shared the furious lead single, Still & All, from their debut album Nerve Endings.

On this evidence it is easy to see why the Belgian garage punk quartet have quickly emerged as one of the most exciting new garage acts in mainland Europe. The single is out now and the full-length will be arriving on March 24 via PNKSLM Recordings.

Have a listen… play loud. Buy from Bandcamp here.


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.


Pissed Jeans

We will always have a soft spot for Philadelphia’s wonderfully named Pissed Jeans ever since their brilliant Boring Girls was adopted as an anthem by our gentle, sweet middle sprat a few years back.

She is sixteen next week and will be just as delighted as me to learn they will release their new album Why Love Now? via Sub Pop on 24th February. It is produced by no wave legend Lydia Lunch, along with Arthur Rizk, and is a gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit.

The first taste comes with the snarling, grinding rave-up of The Bar Is Low, written about “how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead“.

Welcome back boys! Check it out below.


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.


best of the weekHere are nine tunes that may hopefully bring at least a glimmer of light in a bad, bad week.

New releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Little Barrie, Shy Girls and Luxury Death, a cover from Of Montreal and some anti-Trump sentiment from Black Lips and Charly Bliss. Jamie T has released a video for our favourite song from his latest album and Australian singer-songwriter Holly Throsby has Mark Kozelek guesting on a gorgeous, soothing ballad.

It is all relative…Enjoy.

  1. Jamie T – Tescoland
  2. Little Barrie – Love or Love
  3. Of Montreal – Find Yourself  (Jacco Gardner cover)
  4. Charly Bliss – Turd
  5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake
  6. Holly Throsby (feat. Mark Kozelek) – What Do You Say?
  7. Black Lips – Deaf Dumb And Blind
  8. Luxury Death – Painkiller
  9. Shy Girls – Trivial Motion












Swampmeat is the project of Dan Finnemore, former co-frontman of US rock & roll act Low Cut Connie and the drummer from The Castillians, as well as a former member of Birmingham cult act Black Mekon.

Swampmeat’s official debut release Gin & Tonic is out on the 25th November 25 via PNKSLM Recordings (pre-order here or digital here). It is a collection of countrified rock and roll, straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll, but with nods to the Clash as much as Johnny Cash.

We’ve already shared the great Brand New Cadillac and now we have a second single, the equally good Sister Mary ready for your undoubted listening pleasure below.



The Trance Farmers deal in stupidly infectious sample-based bedroom psych-pop, demented soul and greasy glam-punk and all are in evidence on new cassette release For Whom The Scarecrows (order here).

Listen to The Veil below, a song that sounds like it comes from a long lost Addams Family soundtrack album and in just over two minutes manages to rhyme veil, with pale, trail, nail, frail, tale, and snail amongst others…

Charmingly bonkers. Have a listen.


Japandroids Are Back

Posted: November 2, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock


After a three year hiatus, Japandroids are back, announcing their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life.

It will be out worldwide on Anti- on the 27th January, and can be pre-ordered here.

They have also shared the title track which will be the album’s first single. A special edition 7″ will also be available (featuring a b-side cover of the Talking Heads’ classic Love → Building on Fire) with pre-order purchases.

Listen to the single here.



We love Halloween. Love the film (and some of the sequels), love the dressing up, the scares, and frightening the bejesus out of the little ones who knock on our door…

In previous years we’ve posted downloadable Halloween mixes, and this year there has been no shortage of bands making halloween themed videos and sending them our way, so it seemed churlish not to share a few…