Big Thief – Mary

We’ve become big fans of Big Thief and the latest track to be shared from upcoming album Capacity (out June 9th on Saddle Creek), is Mary. It is one of the most beautiful songs drawn from their forthcoming record. Simply gorgeous. mom and dad and violins somber country silence the needle stopped the kicking the clothes pins on the floor and my heart is playing hide and … Continue reading Big Thief – Mary

Big Thief – Shark Smile

Here is the gorgeous Shark Smile, the  second song from the new Big Thief album, Capacity – out June 9th on Saddle Creek. It is an airy, meandering number with a hint of Sharon Van Etten about it that tells the story of two lovers involved in a car accident, one of whom lives while the other dies, related from the perspective of the survivor. It … Continue reading Big Thief – Shark Smile

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Justin Townes Earle – Graceland Hazel English – Love Is Dead Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo) ShitKid – Alright Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs Trevor Sensor – High Beams Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song David Bazan – … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Protomartyr – Sweeney Ashtray Strand Of Oaks – I Know YOU Know You Are Evil Mitski – Fireproof  (One Direction cover) Marika Hackman – My Lover Cindy Daddy Issues – I’m Not Big Thief – Mythological Beauty Chemtrails – Headless Pin Up Girl H.Grimace – Lipsyncer Vulgarians – Of Humdrum Consumption The Wooden Sky – Deadhorse Creek                 … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week


Our second individual listing comes from long-standing contributor Chris T Popper, he of the creaking joints and club foot (and yet still the second-best footballer in his family). Another cracking collection of tunes, and you can always listen on Spotify here. 20 Big Thief – Paul   19 Mind Spiders – Running   18 Hooded Fang – Dead Battery   17 Van William – Revolution … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER


Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.   75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So   74 Beach – Donuts   73 exmagician – Job Done   72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration   71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child   70 Dune Rats – Bullshit   69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 17)

No less than three Nickel in the Jukebox posts this week. Check out ten more songs from all walks of life and decide… hit or miss. Third Sound – Never Catch Her Again  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Jesus & Mary Chain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ]   Hot Showers – Boys (Neighborhood)  [RIYL: Garage-psych, Smith Westerns, Harlem]   Magic Potion – Jelly  [RIYL: Slacker-pop, Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile]   Spain – … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 17)

Video Round-Up

It has been far too long since we posted any videos. We’re righting that wrong today with an excellent collection culled from our in-box – some old(er), some new, some borrowed and some blue(s). So sit back, relax and enjoy musical films from Big Thief, Great American Canyon Band, Fidlar, M.Ward, On Dead Waves, All Them Witches, Impulsive Hearts, Bleached, Traams, and Holly Miranda.   … Continue reading Video Round-Up