Stockholm based quartet Marble Mammoth released their debut EP of fuzzed up, psych rock last year. They’re following it up with another gem of catchy, dreamlike freak rock with Matte Black Shades.

Check it out below, complete with crazy sax and some rumbling crickets!

 

Way back in the summer of 2015 we posted a couple of tracks of riff-heavy garage rock by The Legal Immigrants, and now three years later we have a new single for you that once again mainlines a shot of adrenaline straight to the system.

Like the bastard son of the Eagles of Death Metal and Johnny Cash, Hang On is a freight train rolling off the tracks with howling vocals, smoking amplifiers, and chugging guitar chords from calloused fingers. It unleashes a burst of energy with a call to iron-willed perseverance.

Give it a blast below.

 

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A Brooklyn DIY super group of sorts, Public Practice combines members of freshly-dead punk project WALL and local pop band Beverly.

Their debut EP Distance is a Mirror, is a confident, juried testimony of love steeped in dark optimism. Dry, dead pan vocals chant over skittish guitar and danceable 70s grooves—songs snapping like rubber bands—see-sawing between post-punk and its insomniac twin sister disco.

Check out Foundation and Fate/Glory from the four track release below. Order from Wharf Records here.

 

 

  1. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land
  2. Protomartyr – Forbidden  (Preoccupations cover)
  3. The C.I.A. – Pleasure Seeker
  4. Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer
  5. Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes
  6. Meat Wave – That’s Alright
  7. Spielbergs – 4AM
  8. Dolly Dream – The Way To Heaven
  9. Wand – Here Come The Warm Jets  (Brian Eno cover)
  10. Pat Thomas – What Is Coming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hanya are a Brighton two-piece whose lush layering and deep, sonic textures defy their simple set up.

Recalling Angel Olsen or PJ Harvey, Heather Sheret’s vocals can go from grit to honey, weaving extra layers and emotion into the band’s wall of sound. Her guitar like a one-person My Bloody Valentine – crunching riffs that recall early Black Keys and all backed by Jack Watkin’s expressive percussion.

The lead track from their debut four track EP I Used To Love You, Now I Don’t (out via Leisure Records on the 23rd November) is Radio. Stream it below.

 

Start All Over Again is the debut album by Seattle’s Matt Berry under the pseudonym The Berries. It is a study of the mythology of freedom – a modern country-rock record made up of songs of love and hate, songs under the spell of Neil Young and Townes Van Zandt, and songs carved out of the disappointment of a morose Seattle winter.

We already shared Junkyard Dog earlier this month, but to celebrate the album’s official release here is the psych infused Chains Of Hate for your listening pleasure.

 

The wonderful David Cronenberg’s Wife (aka DCW) are back with a new EP, The Octoberman Sequence, which is due out via Blang Records tomorrow (digitally) and on the 2nd November on limited 12″ vinyl.

Key players in the UK’s antifolk scene in the late 2000s, we loved them for their black humour, sense of the macabre and twisted, often enjoyably bitter lyrics. Theirs was a perfect mix of oddball folk, punk sneer, crack-house discordance and krautrock grooves, and it is not too much of a stretch to trace their influence on bands like Fat White Family, Goat Girl and Phobophobes.

The new five track EP consists of live stalwart Rules and previously unrecorded slice-of-life vignettes such as You Should See and The Dude of Love.

It has been six years since we last posted about DCW. Welcome back boys!

 

 

Venom & Faith is the new album from Nashville based sister duo Larkin Poe, to be released on the 9th November.

The Atlanta-born sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell are descendants of celebrated US writer Edgar Allen Poe and have an appropriately gothic feel to their country blues churn and holler. Even the record’s title, taken from a lyric from album track Honey Honey, is intended to conjure a southern gothic image.

The excellently titled Bleach Bottle Blond Blues is the latest track to be shared from the album – it rattles, stomps and slides into a modern-day depiction of what roots rock should sound like. Watch the video below.

 

Catch them live at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on the 21st November.

Frauds – Animals

Posted: October 24, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Fiercely independent Croydon-based duo Frauds are set to release their brand new single Animals due out on the 2nd November. It follows their well received debut album With Morning Toast & Jam & Juice.

This new single may well be their most political track to date, pointedly tearing down the absurdity of the current regime in a way that will make you laugh, if even in frustration. Utilising their well-honed recipe of call-and-respond duel vocals that strain over layers of pedal distortion and a forceful beat, the playing is airtight throughout – an epic amalgamation of blisteringly heavy guitars and wry, satirical lyrics.

Stream it here. You can order the album via Bandcamp here.

 

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Nashville’s Taco Mouth are releasing their full length album A Deafening Silence on Friday. We were big fans of the first single from it, You Say, and now here is the second, Fighting For Today.

The single is a big fuck you to Donald Trump and his backwoods, ignorant, hateful views on Trans rights.

Watch the video here.