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Ahead of Culture Abuse’s UK headline tour this month, the SF punks have released a cover version of one of their favourite songs, Police on my Back, found lurking in the set list of their current live shows. They have recorded with FIDLAR frontman, Zac Carper.

Famously covered by (GOAT) The Clash (who pretty much did more better covers than anyone else), and included on their Sandinista album, the origins of the song are with The Equals, fronted by Eddy Grant and released in the 1960s.

Heer at MM we’re always a bit wary of anyone taking on something The Clash have already done – the bar is mighty high after all. But, we’re liking this a lot – it’s the little things – the enunciation of “Tuesday” that sounds like “Toosday” to these anglo ears, the extended reggae breakdown and the exaggerated, staccato vocals on the verses.

Stream it below. Check out the competition, and also see their UK live dates with Gouge Away starting next week.

 

 

 

LIVE DATES
17-Oct, Southampton, Joiners
18-Oct, Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
19-Oct, Nottingham, Bodega
20-Oct,, Leeds, Key Club
21-Oct, Brighton, Hope & Ruin
22-Oct, Bristol, Exchange
23-Oct, Glasgow, King Tuts
24-Oct, Manchester, Star & Garter
25-Oct, London, Boston Music room

  1. Joe Strummer – Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England
  2. The Men – Ailment
  3. Anna St. Louis – Desert
  4. Hater – Things To Keep Up With
  5. PAINT – Daily Gazette
  6. Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole
  7. Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds
  8. Death Valley Girls – Street Justice
  9. Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. together PANGEA – Hi-Fi Television
  2. Kurt Vile – Bassackwards
  3. The Distillers – Blood In Gutters
  4. FIDLAR – Too Real
  5. Human People – Black Flowers
  6. Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind
  7. Fucked Up – House Of Keys
  8. Marc Ribot featuring Tom Waits – Bella Ciao
  9. Hiss Golden Messenger – Rock Holy
  10. Moaning Lisa – Comfortable
  11. TOY – The Willow
  12. Beachtape – Figure It Out
  13. William The Conqueror – Bleeding On The Soundtrack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy some raw, lo-fi, blues-punk and garage rock ratcheted up way past eleven on the dial? Thought so…

You Gonna Burn is the latest visceral, sleaze-ridden heavy-duty offering from London’s Suicide Generation – featuring guitars that could fell trees.

Have a listen.

 

New Single From Flat Worms

Posted: September 6, 2018 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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Flat Worms are back. And just like that a shit day just got transformed.

The new 7″ single from the LA based threesome is titled The Apparition / Melt The Arms. The B side can be streamed below – it is furious, buzzing, magnificent, garage-punk that will put hairs on your chest and then melt them off again – all in just over two minutes.

Just glorious. Listen, then click through and order it.

 

Ben Katzman’s DeGreaser will release their new LP, Quarter Life Crisis, on the 12th October via BUFU Records. Produced by MM fave Colleen Green, and with more than a passing nod to influences like KISS, Van Halen, and The Ramones, it’s full of ripping guitar solos, plenty of shredding, and clever, relatable lyrics. As if that wasn’t enough it also mixes in an obsession with astrology, cults, soaring guitar solos, and all things John Travolta.

Have a listen to the excellent first single Too Old For Retail, a reflection on why Katzman is still folding t-shirts for a living after graduating college….

 

  1. YAK – White Male Carnivore
  2. Rays – Yesterday’s Faces
  3. Beachtape – Fix It Up
  4. Human People – Jenny
  5. Yowler – Angel
  6. Muncie Girls – Clinic
  7. Richard Thompson – My Rock, My Rope
  8. Rebecca Blasband – Love Is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA indiepop-punks Girl Friday take inspiration from a plethora of influences ranging from the SCUM Manifesto, socialist propaganda, pro-women rallies, The Breeders, witchcraft, mall goths, and surf rock of the 70s.

On new single Decoration/Currency, the foursome have effortlessly fused together a seemingly clashing collage of musical styles with intelligently poetic lyrics wrapped in a pro-active, political mentality.

Listen below, and to (possibly even better) previous single Velvet. Click through to get both from Bandcamp. File somewhere between The Go-Gos and Alvvays.

 

 

No less than thirteen corking new tracks this week from the brilliant hypnotic post-punk thrum of FEWS to the infectious indie pop of Hater by way of a Ramones inspired Colleen Green, wiry art-punk from Public Practice, fuzzy urgency from Ron Gallo, raucous arena ready rock from We Were Promised Jetpacks, and sunburnt, pastoral psych from The Smoking Trees.

And lots more besides…

Do we spoil you? Course we bloody do.

  1. FEWS – Business Man
  2. J Mascis – See You At The Movies
  3. The Dodos – Forum
  4. Hater – Fall Off
  5. The Skiffle Players – Local Boy
  6. Colleen Green – I Wanna Be Ignored
  7. Menace Beach – Satellite
  8. Public Practice – Fate / Glory
  9. The Goon Sax – We Can’t Win
  10. Shannen Moser – Haircut Song
  11. Ron Gallo – Always Elsewhere
  12. We Were Promised Jetpacks – Repeating Patterns
  13. The Smoking Trees – Honestly, I Wish That I Knew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. IDLES – Great
  2. Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After)
  3. Fucked Up – Normal People
  4. Cat Power (feat. Lana Del Rey) – Woman
  5. Low – Disarray
  6. Spain – Maya In The Summer
  7. Iron & Wine – Waves Of Galveston
  8. Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was A Child
  9. Whitney Ballen – Fucking
  10. Sudakistan – Last Love Supreme
  11. Fidlar – Are You High?