Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – but with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50s and 60s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – LA based four piece The Regrettes create infectious, heart-on-your-sleeve, punk driven tracks.
We’ve previously shared A Living Human Girl and now you can wrap your ears around the follow-up, the fizzing, urgent Hot.
Punk Slime Recordings have announced the official debut album from Birmingham’s wonderfully named Swampmeat.
Gin & Tonic will be released on November 25 and is a collection of countrified rock and roll, that recalls Creedence, The Clash and the man in black, confidently straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll.
Lead single Brand New Cadillac (not a cover!) serves as a perfect introduction to the world of Swampmeat for the uninitiated.
Listen below. Top banana.
The Coathangers’ excellent new album Nosebleed Weekend has been getting regular spins here at MM. The record kicks off with Perfume, a song that marries sultry pop vocals with toothy guitar riffs and is the subject of a brand new video from the band.
Watch it below.
The trip to deposit our eldest at University meant we couldn’t get this ready in time at the weekend. So belatedly as he discovers the joys of student freedom, here are our quick picks from the rest of the best of the new releases last week.
Enjoy (nearly) new tracks from the likes of Kim Gordon, Purling Hiss, La Sera, Damaged Bug and a fine cover from The Dodos….
- Kim Gordon – Murdered Out
- Marching Church – Lion’s Den
- Purling Hiss – 3000 AD
- La Sera – Queens
- Damaged Bug – Smoggy Terminus
- Matt Kivel – The Water
- Joyce Manor – Last You Heard Of Me
- The Dodos – Never Meant (American Football cover)
People That You Meet is the latest song to be shared from Slaves’ upcoming album Take Control (out on the 30th September).
The raucously, infectious new track was written with Joel Amey from Wolf Alice whilst on the road in the US, and he also features on drums.
Watch the chaotic, hairdressing themed video for it below.
The Planchettes are a duo from New Orleans and purveyors of some pretty mean electric blues.
They have a new four track single out. You can watch the videos for Shackle Me Not and Degenerate Sin from it below and experience first hand what they describe as their very own gritty, dirt-muffled, punch-in-the-face, spider-legged rock’n’roll.
Order the single here.
It has been too long since we last heard from Terry Malts, but after three long years, the SF punk trio have announced their third LP, Lost At The Party, will be out on the 14th October via Slumberland Records.
Expanding their trademark sound of buzzing punk rock to embrace some indie jangle and power pop, the results can be heard on their tasty first single, Seen Everything.
Melbourne’s Tyrannamen are set to release their debut self-titled album on London’s Static Shock Records on 23rd September.
Full of ramshackle yet instantly catchy punk rock but with a soulful and rock ’n’ roll underbelly, it sits somewhere between Alex Chilton, Royal Headache and Irish power pop kings The Moondogs.
Check out I Can’t Read Your Mind below.
After a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.
It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.
So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.
- Pop. 1280 – Pulse
- Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
- The Growlers – City Club
- Angel Olsen – Sister
- Magic Trick – First Thought
- Shilpa Ray – Paisley
- The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
- Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
- No Age – Separation
- Cory Hanson – Ordinary People