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MM Shorts 922: Saint Pé

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Rock
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Fixed Focus is the debut album from Saint Pé (Ian Saint Pé, longtime Black Lips and Diamond Rugs guitarist).

After moving to Nashville, he settled down in a log cabin formerly owned by country legend Roy Acuff, which is where the record was born. it maintains all the hooks and pop sensibilities of his previous acts, while refining them with a bit of Nashville class and a hint of the darkness that ten long years on the road imbues upon the soul.

The first track is singalong stomper Kiss It Goodbye. Have a listen.

 

South London’s Phobophobes share the same DIY aesthetic and healthy cynicism for the commercial world as contemporaries like Fat White Family, Meatraffle, and Goat Girl.

And never more so on latest single The Never Never, an ode to the precarious survivalism of society’s most disenfranchised. Swirling through repetitive slogans, rubbishing the adverts that promise a life we can’t really afford as pastiche, and asking earnestly, “what separates those treading water to survive from the religious idols who struggled so similarly?

It is a cracking track. Listen below. Pre-order the vinyl here.

 

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We first featured the grunge influenced post-punk noise of The Karma Repair Kit back in December 2015.

New single BITE carries on the good work – raucous, intense and dissonant with nods to the likes of Mudhoney, Slint and Savages, the Bristol four piece are marking themselves out as ones to watch.

Stream it below. Buy from Bandcamp here.

 

ShitKid – Sugartown

Posted: February 18, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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With a distinctly lo-fi sound and DIY aesthetic that starkly contrasts with the regular image of Scandinavian music, Sweden’s ShitKid, aka 24-year-old Stockholm based Åsa Söderqvist, returns with a new release EP 2, and a new single Sugar Town.

Probably the best thing she’s done to date with its garage pop swagger and catchy refrain, you can listen to the single below, and pre-order the EP here.

 

best of the weekAfter last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre.

We also have new singles from Hater, Luxury Death and WATERS, a Talking Heads cover from Japandroids and another entry from the Our First 100 Days Project – this time it is DRINKS and a hazy, 60’s inspired tune. We have another song from Adam Torres’ upcoming EP and an unbearably sad Mount Eerie track. Finally that rarest of sightings on MM, a remix of sorts with Parquet Courts’ Captive of the Sun brilliantly reworked in tandem with rapper Bun B.

Enjoy y’all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Song By Toad Records have shared details of Volume 6 in their series of split 12″ releases, and this is a cracker, featuring no lesser lights than Willard Grant Conspiracy and Micah P. Hinson from over the water and Scotland’s own Tissø Lake and Kitchen Cynics.

It is a fabulous 12 track collection and will be released on the 6th March on limited edition clear orange vinyl. Pre-order here.

Listen to The Only Child by Willard Grant Conspiracy and Spaceman by Micah P. Hinson below.

 

 

Sun Abduction surfaced in 2015 in Brooklyn with the release of their autonomous self titled EP. Heavily involved in the NYC underground psychedelic scene, the band are back with two new singles Acid Pyramid / Pale Rider ahead of a nine date US tour and to introduce their debut LP.

Watch / stream the excellent Acid Pyramid below.

 

 

BAIT’s brilliant debut track I’m Still Here was so good it made it into our end of year best of lists.

Now, with an insistent hybrid of wonky electronics and angular post-punk (that tips the hat to Killing Joke, Death in Vegas, and The Fall), we get to hear Push The Elephant, the debut single proper from the anonymous audio/visual artist.

Great stuff – stream it here.

 

Back in November we enjoyed the Vulgarians playing in support of an excellent TRAAMS gig in Oxford.

The Hull based band have announced details of a new EP, the Philip Larkin referencing Almost-Instinct, Almost True (due out May 5th), and have shared the first single from the EP, Hands Around The Waste.

The single finds the humour in a taxi drivers’ dark stories, incongruously mixing monumental choruses with sparse verses, and typifies the heavier groove the band demonstrated with some aplomb at the gig.

Have a listen.

 

Cabbage – Save The Human

Posted: February 12, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Cabbage’s twisted and ferocious post-punk shot through with righteous bile and an amphetamine black humour makes them our favourite band of the moment.

Yesterday we included their new single Gibraltar Ape in Part 1 of our Best of the Week Round Up, and here is the b-side – the equally good Save The Human.