Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

New Zealand punks The Cavemen will release their third full-length album, Nuke Earth, on 6th April via Slovenly Recordings.

Like the band’s past releases, it features a mix of rowdy punk and raw, scuzzy garage rock, made up of frantic vocals, screeching guitars, and infectious riffs.

Their high octane new single Janey is one of its catchiest cuts, packing plenty of sing-along melodies into just two-and-a-half ferocious minutes.

Stream it below.


San Diego’s Wavves will return to the UK this summer for a short run of live shows in support of last year’s excellent You’re Welcome release, which ran the gamut from the brazen indie-punk of No Shade to the fuzz-tinged glam of Million Enemies.

The run takes in London, Leeds and Manchester before the band head off for a further run of European dates. To celebrate the news the band have shared a cover of the Electric Prunes’ classic Onie. Originally on the legendary Cali psych-rockers’ eponymous 1967 debut album, it’s a rather tasty re-imagining – all daydreaming guitars and doo-wop infused drums.

Give it a spin. Live dates below.


Live Dates:

Weds June 6th – Manchester – Gorilla
Thurs  June 7th – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall –
Fri June 8th – London – Tufnell Park Dome

  1. The Decemberists – Once In My Life
  2. The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Too Much In Love
  3. The Hold Steady – Eureka
  4. Flasher – Skim Milk
  5. Jess Williamson – I See The White
  6. Hinds – The Club
  7. Forth Wanderers – Nevermine
  8. Gang Of Four – Lucky
  9. Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
  10. Half Waif – Torches
  11. Iron & Wine – Tomorrow On The Runway  (Innocence Mission cover)
  12. Neko Case – Hell-On















New Jersey maverick four-piece The Nectars have landed with their brand new single I Want It. It’s a sub-two minute succulent slice of indie-punk, topped with a heavy dose of rock attitude and sweet pop sass.

Give it a whirl…


We’re big fans of Table Scraps’ fuzzed-up, scuzzy rock’n’roll that draws as much from Dinosaur Jr as it does the Cramps or even Suicide.

Excellent new single I’m A Failure (from just released, and also excellent long player Autonomy), comes with a top notch sock-puppet video. And frankly anyone who doesn’t love a sock puppet doesn’t have a soul.

Watch it here.



Friday Round Up

Time for a quick and dirty round-up from our unkempt and overflowing in-box, looking back over the past month or so.

We have fuzzy art-rock from Sego who mix together warped psych rock and indie pop to create bleak pop songs that soar into big hooks and brilliant melodic noise. Opting for a slower tempo on Cigarette Kids, their most recent single is less skronk and more groove, a song that captures the mood of early shoegaze and post-punk.


Brooklyn three-piece Big Bliss deliver shimmering, jangling, energetic post punk, Override is the b-side to latest single Contact.


The Monster from Bird Concerns features gritty guitars, tight vocal harmonies and driving drum beats. Fueled by early musical influences of punk and garage artists, this is an excellent three and a half minute surf rock confessional.


Not much known about the excellently named The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, but they have a lovely line in sugary, jangle pop of C86 vintage. Listen to Nervous Man.


We’ve featured Falmouth based Tinnedfruit a couple of times and new single Oh Matron is another tasty slice of fuzzed up garage psych.


Vancouver trip Bad Pop shared the gentle On Your Own, a sweetly melancholic slacker-pop song.


Ricky Hell & The Voidboys take their name and influences from obvious sources, but their self-styled Cleveland gutter-pop works brilliantly on the buzzsaw riff and nihilistic lyrics of The Feeling Is Alright. It comes from their Hell Is Real album available on Bandcamp.


Taking inspiration from the likes of  The Velvet Underground, Wilco, Tom Petty, and Serge Gainsbourg, LA based indie band American Pets’ Forgetting from new release Doing The Best We Can is a quietly strummed mix of suburban nostalgia and nightmare.


The Tillers’ are a country string band capable of seamlessly moving from hard-tackle thump to tender graceful melody – lightening-fast banjo to intricate guitar flat picking, plaintive fiddle, deep anchoring bass and clear tenor harmonies. Revolution Row comes from their new self-titled record, which is out next month.


Lastly we have some more snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of The Cramps or Ty Segall, from Brighton’s Strange Cages. They’ve appeared on MM a few times and excellent new single Hypothalamus Blues combines elements of krautrock and post-punk with a paranoid, schizophrenic vocal.


Fontaines DC are undoubtedly our favourite discovery of 2018 so far.

Taking the best bits of the bands like The Stooges, The Fall, Girl Band and Idles, we’ve already shared the outstanding Chequeless Reckless, and the other side to that single, Boys In The Better Land is another absolute crackerjack of a tune.

If you’re a rock star, porn star, superstar,
Doesn’t matter what you are
Get yourself a good car,
Get out of here

Watch below.


  1. Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
  2. Car Seat Headrest – Fallen Horses  (Smash Mouth cover)
  3. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
  4. Wavves & Culture Abuse – Big Cloud
  5. Mount Eerie – Tintin In Tibet
  6. Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88
  7. Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural
  8. Rixe – La Cle
  9. Melvins – Stop Moving To Florida
  10. Table Scraps – Lyin’ Thru Yer Teeth
  11. Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman
  12. Freedom Fry – Classic













March 16th will see the release of San Diego based Hot Snakes’ Jericho Sirens, the band’s fourth album, and their first in 14 long years. It will be out on Sub Pop Records.

We’ve already shared Six Wave Hold Down and now we have the equally good second offering from the new record, entitled, Death Camp Fantasy, it is another doozy of snarling garage punk.

Stream it here.


Hull’s Black Delta Movement are a raucous psych-rock band that trip over into garage and punk, and who will release their debut album Preservation on the 30th March.

First taste comes with the propulsive, throbbing King Mosquito – two and a half minutes of MC5 and Sonics inspired goodness, that we’re loving here at MM.

Stream it below, loudly.


Black Delta Movement