New Wave Pictures Single

Pool Hall is the new single by The Wave Pictures, taken from their forthcoming album Bamboo Diner in the Rain, due out on Moshi Moshi on 11th November.

The new album is a bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar, filled with American Primitive instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray style minor-key surf music.

Listen to the single below and check out tour dates for November and December too.

 

LIVE DATES

NOVEMBER
3 – Manchester (Deaf Institute)
4 – Halifax (Arden Road Social Club0
5 – Sheffield (Plug)
6 – Nottingham (The Maze)
7 – Cambridge (The Portland Arms)
8 – Leeds (Brudenell Social Club)
9 – Hull (The Adelphi)
10 – Edinburgh (Sneaky Pete’s)
12 – Glasgow (CCA)
13 – Newcastle (Cluny 2)
14 – Birmingham (Hare & Hounds)
15 – Chester (Telfords Warehouse)
16 – Bath (Komedia)
17 – Oxford (The Cellar)
20 – Bristol (Start The Bus)
21 – Brighton (Komedia)

DECEMBER
1 – London (XOYO)
2 – Ramsgate (Ramsgate Music Hall)

New Video: The Coathangers – Perfume

The Coathangers’ excellent new album Nosebleed Weekend has been getting regular spins here at MM. The record kicks off with Perfume, a song that marries sultry pop vocals with toothy guitar riffs and is the subject of a brand new video from the band.

Watch it below.

 

 

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard… Last Week

best of the weekThe trip to deposit our eldest at University meant we couldn’t get this ready in time at the weekend. So belatedly as he discovers the joys of student freedom, here are our quick picks from the rest of the best of the new releases last week.

Enjoy (nearly) new tracks from the likes of Kim Gordon, Purling Hiss, La Sera, Damaged Bug and a fine cover from The Dodos….

  1. Kim Gordon – Murdered Out
  2. Marching Church – Lion’s Den
  3. Purling Hiss – 3000 AD
  4. La Sera – Queens
  5. Damaged Bug – Smoggy Terminus
  6. Matt Kivel – The Water
  7. Joyce Manor – Last You Heard Of Me
  8. The Dodos – Never Meant (American Football cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Angle – Drink The Moon

Sun Angle’s singular brand of frenetic and sprawling psych-punk draws inspiration from mid-period SST bands like Meat Puppets while simultaneously connecting the threads between Can, 70s-era Miles Davis and early Fleetwood Mac.

Their new record, Skullflower is out on the 21st October and you can listen to Drink The Moon from it below.

According to the band, the song is “about a person fed up with religious zealots and who becomes more obsessed with Satanism and the Occult. It’s also an homage to Philip K Dick and the theory of hylozoism, which is the theory that all matter is somehow living“.

Sounds good whatever…

 

MM Shorts 876: The Staches

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The Staches are a four-piece from Switzerland combining visceral garage rock with punk and lo-fi pop into one delightful and unholy mix.

Latest single is Total Commitment, out via French DIY label Six Tonnes De Chair Records.

Listen below. Buy the limited edition vinyl here.

 

New Track From Slaves

People That You Meet is the latest song to be shared from Slaves’ upcoming album Take Control (out on the 30th September).

The raucously, infectious new track was written with Joel Amey from Wolf Alice whilst on the road in the US, and he also features on drums.

Watch the chaotic, hairdressing themed video for it below.

 

New Drive-By Truckers Single

Drive-By Truckers have released a lyric video for their new song, Filthy and Fried, the third offering from the group’s soon-to-be released new album American Band.

Watch/listen below.

 

New From GOAT

Hot on the heels of The Lovely Eggs new single we also have a new track from kaleidoscopic Swedish psych-explorers Goat.

Union of Mind and Soul sees the band continue the catchy but stripped down, unplugged approach that was heard on I Sing in Silence. At the new single’s core is a driving acoustic guitar and a ridiculously catchy recorder riff that will have you humming for hours well after the track is over.

Union of Mind and Soul doesn’t actually feature on the new album Requiem – this is an alternative, eerier version to the track Union of Sun and Moon, which the album opens with… clear? Thought not.

Never mind, listen anyway.

 

New Lovely Eggs Single

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Delighted to have a new single to share from the down-to-earth, but utterly psychotic duo The Lovely Eggs.

Sick of hearing people crowing about how many drugs they’ve done on a night out or at a festival, their retort is a big fuck-you to the pricks with a typically surreal insight into their crazy world.

Appropriately titled Drug Braggin’, it is a brilliant fuzzed up freakout; a mind-melting sludge pot of psych-pop and punked up fury.

Enjoy!

 

Debut Album From Arborist

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Home Burial is the debut album from Northern Ireland’s Arborist, aka songwriter Mark McCambridge, a long standing favourite of MM since the release of his marvellous debut single Twisted Arrow in 2015. The album will see a release on the 11th November.

Ranging from bleak Americana to melodic indie rock, the songs on the album deal with death, ageing and family. Blending layered harmonies, atmospheric guitars, luscious strings with occasional brass flourishes, the music speaks of stark truths and follows in the footsteps of some of the masters of this genre like Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan, and Jason Molina.

The first taste from it is a tale from the female perspective I Heard Him Leaving, a subtle take on a first person narrative with an emphasis on the small, telling details.

Have a listen.