Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

More From Mind Rays

Posted: March 17, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock

We’ve already posted three singles from Belgian garage punks Mind Rays and here is the fourth (and final) track shared from upcoming debut album Nerve Endings.

Follow Suit is the best yet – another snarling, pulsating slab of sleaze-riddled proto-punk that gleefully runs the gamut from primetime Stooges to Ty Segall.

Wig out to it below.


Lawrence, Kansas duo Arc Flash, who will release their full length debut Carbon Copy on 31st March, via High Dive Records, have shared the record’s latest single, Divination.

The duo of Mark Rockwell (drums) and James Thomblison (guitar/vocals) who also play in garage psych band Psychic Heat, offer their own unique brand of sonic space rock and intense mutant pop, built on blistering punk energy, infectious hooks, and raw, fuzzy riffs.

Stream it here.


MM Shorts 927: Scab Hand

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk

Scab Hand are another band to emerge from Brighton’s febrile underbelly, a three-piece forged from former Love Buzzard frontman and guitarist Kevin Lennon, former Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster drummer Rob Ling and bassist Dan Stirrat.

Irregular Bed is their debut single, a hugely enjoyable squelching fuzz pot of squealing aural mayhem.

Have a listen.


This week our round up includes a brilliantly angry and frustrated single from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit for International Women’s Day, another track from the prolific Ty Segall’s upcoming EP, the first taste from Bonnie Prince Billy’s Merle Haggard covers record with a version of the classic Mama Tried.

This week’s offering from the Our First 100 Days Project comes from Self Esteem (none other than Mikal Cronin and Kim Gordon), and there is some woozy, easy-going psychedelia from Moon Duo, and the title track from Woods’ new mini-LP Love Is Love. finishing up with cracking new singles from Black HoneyChastity Belt and the punky Dream Wife.

Over to you…

  1. First Aid Kit – You Are The Problem Here
  2. Ty Segall – Black Magick
  3. Bonnie Prince Billy – Mama Tried  (Merle Haggard cover)
  4. Woods – Love Is Love
  5. Moon Duo – Lost In Light
  6. Self Esteem – War / Golden God (Demo)
  7. Chastity Belt – Different Now
  8. Black Honey – Somebody Better
  9. Dream Wife – Somebody




<p><a href=”″>Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Mama Tried – 360 version</a> from <a href=””>evenardt</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>








Norwegian livewire punks Sløtface constantly  look to spin conventions on their head.

For their song Empire Records (off the EP of the same name) they have spoofed the 2000 classic High Fidelity, complete with a John Cusack character and all!

Watch it below, and catch them at SxSW if you’re there…



Otherkin – Bad Advice

Posted: March 10, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock

Irish garage punks Otherkin were a most enjoyable discovery at the Great Escape last year, and after the success of the 201 EP and it’s successor The New Vice EP the four-piece are back with their first single of 2017, Bad Advice.

It is the lead track from their upcoming debut album and cements their reputation for furious, old fashioned, punk rock.

Have a listen.


Back in January we shared the fuzzy, agitated slacker-pop of Eureka California’s new single Wigwam. Now the Athens, Georgia duo have offered up a second track from the single to share – the equally good Only Birds No Feathers.

Have a listen – they’ll also be at SxSW this month too.

Atlanta garage punk ensemble and MM faves The Coathangers have announced a new EP, Parasite and shared the first track from it Captain’s Dead, with its sultry verses, triumphant chorus, and a bombastic freak-out of noisy guitar.

Best of all the band are playing some live shows in the UK, including our local town Oxford – it seems miracles can still happen.

Anyway, stream the single below and check the tour dates too.


May Tour Dates
12 Manchester @ Night & Day
13 Brighton @ The Joker
15 Bristol @ The Exchange
16 Oxford @ The Bullingdon
17 London @ Oslo
18 Hastings @ The Printworks
19 Leicester @ The Cookie
20 Leeds @ Gold Sounds at Brudenell Social
21 Sheffield@ The Harley
23 Ramsgate @ Music Hall

LA’s The Buttertones play raucous mid-western garage by way of The Sonics and Thee Oh Sees, fronted by your favourite b-movie anti-hero with the rockabilly stomp of The Cramps washed down with a whisky chaser. In short, they’re the sleaze of Hollywood condensed into 120 seconds.

Watch the video for the excellent Sadie’s A Sadist, and then stream the fast and furious, 60s tinged A Tear for Rosie below, both of which are taken from upcoming album Gravedigging (pre-order here).



Diet Cig – Barf Day

Posted: March 2, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

Diet Cig have shared a new single from their upcoming debut long player Swear I’m Good At This, which is out on the 7th April.

The marvellously named Barf Day is another glistening, hooky slab of percussive indie punk that brims over with attitude.

Listen below.