Archive for the ‘Rock’ Category

Vive la Void is a new project from Sanae Yamada, co-founder and keyboardist of longstanding MM faves Moon Duo. The self-titled album comes out on 4th May via Sacred Bones Records.

Vive la Void took shape over a two-year period, during windows of downtime in Moon Duo’s substantial touring and recording schedule. The dense, shape-shifting atmospheres of the seven songs grew out of late-night basement experiments in the layering of synthesizer tracks delivering an undulating blend of ethereal swirl, low end thrumming, and electric crackle, buoyed by understated but captivating vocal melodies and striking lyrics.

Stream/watch the hypnotic pulse of Red Rider below, the first track to be shared from the album.



Okkervil River have released a new song and video Pulled Up The Ribbon, it is the second new track from their forthcoming album In The Rainbow Rain, out  27th April on ATO Records.

The song is a hooky, uptempo track with a yearning, wide screen feel. The epic and esoteric video follows the band as they embark on a mystical journey that seems to transcend time.

Watch below.


New Album From Bonny Doon

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music, Rock


The hazy melancholy and summery guitar swirls of Boony Doon’s self-titled debut album, released early last year, was a delightful discovery.

Now the band are back with its follow-up Longwave, a conscious about-face from the sonic experimentation of the first album, and a journey inward. Delicate and spartan, we have the earnest and compassionate title track for you as well as the churning lope of A Lotta Things.

Listen to both below, and pre-order the album here.



San Diego’s Wavves will return to the UK this summer for a short run of live shows in support of last year’s excellent You’re Welcome release, which ran the gamut from the brazen indie-punk of No Shade to the fuzz-tinged glam of Million Enemies.

The run takes in London, Leeds and Manchester before the band head off for a further run of European dates. To celebrate the news the band have shared a cover of the Electric Prunes’ classic Onie. Originally on the legendary Cali psych-rockers’ eponymous 1967 debut album, it’s a rather tasty re-imagining – all daydreaming guitars and doo-wop infused drums.

Give it a spin. Live dates below.


Live Dates:

Weds June 6th – Manchester – Gorilla
Thurs  June 7th – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall –
Fri June 8th – London – Tufnell Park Dome

Nest Egg are a three-piece from Asheville, North Carolina who describe their head-heavy and kosmische psych-rock wig-outs as ‘mood music for nihilists’.

That was always likely to be a good match for MM, and so it proves with the minimalist kraut-punk of lead-single Long Night Outside, which comes from their sophomore album Nothingness Is Not A Curse.

Permission to wig out is granted. Enjoy…


Here is the second track from Courtney Barnett’s upcoming long player Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Need A Little Time is a more fragile, tender beast than we are perhaps used to and hints at further depths while its plaintive tone and floating arrangement makes it just as memorable as the fizzing punk tones of first single Nameless Faceless.

Watch the excellent video for it here.


We are muchly looking forward to Simone Felice’s new album The Projector, described as “a handcrafted album of lone guitars echoing in the twilight, nocturnal electronics and woodsy vocals.”

The second track from it is The Fawn, and it certainly seems to be living up to the hype – intense, mesmeric and building to an undeniably powerful coda.

Listen below.


Fiancé Announce Feverdream EP

Posted: March 13, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

With a blend of hypnotic guitars and hauntingly sad melodies, Delaware indie rock outfit Fiancé’s latest woozy release tackles singer Andrew Fusca’s bouts with anxiety and depression.

The four track EP is titled Feverdream and will be available imminently via their Bandcamp page (until then you can make do with their self-titled EP which is available on a pay what you want deal, also via Bandcamp.)

Listen to the pulsing, mesmerising Wing and the more unsettled, queasier Worms from the EP below.



With a pleasingly retro feel to their high energy indie that nods to the Fall, Violent Femmes and the Strokes, Manchester band The Creature Comfort’s latest single Alone By Your Side is a high octane rocker that marries off-kilter punker with a touch of classic pop.

Watch / stream it below.



  1. The Decemberists – Once In My Life
  2. The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Too Much In Love
  3. The Hold Steady – Eureka
  4. Flasher – Skim Milk
  5. Jess Williamson – I See The White
  6. Hinds – The Club
  7. Forth Wanderers – Nevermine
  8. Gang Of Four – Lucky
  9. Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
  10. Half Waif – Torches
  11. Iron & Wine – Tomorrow On The Runway  (Innocence Mission cover)
  12. Neko Case – Hell-On