The Dune Rats – Bullshit


It has been far too long since we heard from Brisbane’s Dune Rats – and we’re ashamed to say we completely missed this when it was released back in May!

Anyway, here is Bullshit, a typically thoughtful and considered piece of work from the stoned surfer-punks.


The Men – Crime

The Men are back in action for their first album since 2014’s Tomorrow’s Hits. Devil Music is a deliberate return to the The Men’s noisy punk roots, and like those early recordings, it’s being self-released on the band’s own We Are The Men Records.

Stream the raw two-minute single Crime below.


Introducing >>> Oh! Gunquit


Oh! Gunquit are a London-based, rumble-bop, trash-stomp, blitz band who concoct a heady brew of primitive surf, raw R&R, wild garage, and twisted freak-a-billy!

Hot on the heels of August’s excellent Hot Cross Fun cassette only E.P., they have released a new lime green vinyl 7″ single which features two tracks Nomads of The Lost and Walking The Streets.

Check out both below as well as Fireballs from the Hot Cross Fun EP.

Pre-order the single here.




Video Tuesday: (10) King Nun

We have too many good videos for too many good songs in our inbox and it would not be right not to share. So we will be dedicating the rest of today to video only posts…

Our tenth and final choice is the brash née snotty, garage punk of new London band King Nun who finish off the evening in true rock’n’roll style with their video for the excellent Tulip.


Video Tuesday: (6) Kamikaze Girls

We have too many good videos for too many good songs in our inbox and it would not be right not to share. So we will be dedicating the rest of today to video only posts…

Sixth on the roster is the video for Hexes, a lo-fi take on riot grrrl influenced slacker punk from Leeds/London duo Kamikaze Girls. 

Video Tuesday: (1) Pale Angels

We have too many good videos for too many good songs in our inbox and it would not be right not to share. So we will be dedicating the rest of today to video only posts…

First up are the transatlantic Pale Angels, based between New Jersey and Swansea, and  playing hypnotic, blown out punk. This is the video for You Don’t Dance.





Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 25)

Nickel In The Jukebox

The in-box overfloweth with new tunes, videos and music of every variety. Even once we’ve deleted the electro-trance-house-mash-up-rave-bangers and all the shitty remixes there are still far too many good tracks to share with you.

Here are ten of them – from baroque pop to slacker indie rock and from pastoral Americana to garage punk. An eclectic digital jukebox and something for anyone with a modicum of taste and an enquiring mind. You decide, hit or miss.


Jay Leo Phillips – (Do The) 20th Century  [RIYL: Post-punk, Wire, Elvis Costello]


Luke De-Sciscio – Vivid Love  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard]


Lower Plenty – Bondi’s Dead  [RIYL: Psych-folk, Blank Realm, Timber Timbre]


Michigan Rattlers – Last Week  [RIYL: Alt-country, Whiskeytown, Old 97’s]


Sam Kogon – Something’s Wrong  [RIYL: Baroque pop, Beach Boys, Coke Weed]


Magana – Inches Apart  [RIYL: Alternative pop, St Vincent, Scout Niblett]


Catch Prichard – Hometown  [RIYL: Pastoral Americana, Townes Van Zandt, A.A. Bondy]


Drakulas – Neon Town  [RIYL: Garage punk, Marked Men, Dickies]


Girl Ray – Trouble  [RIYL: Lo-fi pop, Cate le Bon, Veronica Falls ]


Golden Suits – Don’t Let Love Go By  [RIYL: Indie folk, Department of Eagles, Randy Newman]


MM Shorts 881: Girl Tears

LA punk trio Girl Tears will be releasing their new album Woke Against The Tide on 28th October via Sinderlyn.

Listen to the dense and conflicting new single Cold Thoughts below, there are hooks, melody and structure, but also a bit of chaos built on a more complex arrangement that’s constantly shifting and evolving.


Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekYou know the score by now.

This week we have new tunes from Thee Oh Sees, Potty Mouth, Menace Beach, Mutual Benefit, Honeyblood, Crystal Fairy, Jacuzzi Boys, Hazel English, Teen Suicide and some vintage 60s garage rock from Film Jacket 35.

Enjoy the weekend.

  1. Thee Oh Sees – The Poem
  2. Menace Beach – Maybe We’ll Drown
  3. Hazel English – Control
  4. Potty Mouth – Smash Hit
  5. Teen Suicide – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  6. Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
  7. Mutual Benefit – Getting Gone
  8. Film Jacket 35 – Waiting For A Way Out
  9. Jacuzzi Boys – Lucky Blade
  10. Crystal Fairy – Drugs On The Bus












MM Shorts 879: Rat Motel


Alan’s Bed is taken from Rat Motel’s self-titled debut album, which you can get on a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp here.

It is a wholly satisfying two and half minutes of rattling, fuzzed-up garage punk that owes as much to Ty Segall as it does to The Strokes.

Have a listen.