New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

South Londoners Phobophobes inhabit their own idiosyncratic avant-garde world like some bastard child of The Cramps and Talking Heads. One where post-punk, gothic, art-rock and new-wave collide forming a gloriously unpredictable sound. We were big fans of their debut long player, 2018’s Minature World and now the band have announced the release of their second album Modern Medicine on 25th June via new label Modern … Continue reading New Album From Phobophobes, Share I Mean It All

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Mean Motor Scooter

Mean Motor Scooter, the B-movie, scuzzy-pysch-punk Texas quartet are back with a new EP, Mr Sophistication, out on the 1st May. Check out the supercharged sonic joyride of The Void, and the spiky punk rhythms and choppy guitars of Aristobrat below. Also, in place of a public album release party due to quarantine, the group will be live streaming their show this Friday from 6–7 PM … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Mean Motor Scooter

New Single from Ghost Wolves

Raw Texas duo The Ghost Wolves consists of husband and wife, drummer/vocalist Jonny and vocalist/guitarist Carley Wolf. Their sound is a fusion of punk, rock ‘n’ roll, garage punk, and blues with an equally ripe appetite for electronic imagination. Like the bastard child of The Cramps and The Ramones, latest (unhinged) release is Let’s Go To Mars backed with Last Man. Stream both here and … Continue reading New Single from Ghost Wolves

Diet Cig Return & Announce UK Dates

The jaunty, scrappy pop-punk duo Diet Cig are back with their first new music since 2017’s fuzzily delightful Swear I’m Good At This. Night Terrors centres around singer and guitarist Alex Luciano’s very real and frequent experiences with said terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. She says, “If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about. This song goes out … Continue reading Diet Cig Return & Announce UK Dates

New Year Round Up (Part 4)

Another of our round-ups of songs we should have posted from the end of 2017. Restless was a stomping single from Brooklyn-based folk rocker Common Jack. It’s anthemic take on Americana draws favourable comparisons to Lumineers, Neil Young and The Avett Brothers.   Swedish indie rockers Francobello shared Future Lover, which rises and falls, building to a crescendo of gorgeous harmonies and ferocious guitar runs.   LA-based Space-Psych … Continue reading New Year Round Up (Part 4)

It’s Halloween…

Halloween is one of our favourite times of year. You get the best films for a start and oldest sprat has already digested the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the original Halloween itself in the past few days. So here is a collection of new spooky themed tunes that have found their way into our in-box, and which like a lot of the other stuff we got, … Continue reading It’s Halloween…

MM Shorts 926: The Buttertones

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 … Continue reading MM Shorts 926: The Buttertones

Swampmeat – Sister Mary

Swampmeat is the project of Dan Finnemore, former co-frontman of US rock & roll act Low Cut Connie and the drummer from The Castillians, as well as a former member of Birmingham cult act Black Mekon. Swampmeat’s official debut release Gin & Tonic is out on the 25th November 25 via PNKSLM Recordings (pre-order here or digital here). It is a collection of countrified rock and roll, straddling … Continue reading Swampmeat – Sister Mary

Introducing >>> Swampmeat

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 … Continue reading Introducing >>> Swampmeat