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New Singles Round Up.

Here are a few of the new singles that have come our way recently that are well worth a listen.

The Diamond Center are purveyors of very fine lush, shimmering neo-psychedelia. A new 7″, California / Bells will be out on the 13th March and you can listen to the woozy, pulsating goodness of the title track here.

http://official.fm/tracks/350063

Next up, and while a touch more raucous, Bear Driver are in a somewhat similar vein with their brilliant new single Big Love, which is a freewheeling nod to past love and teeters precariously atop a monster wash of Dinosaur Jr guitar fuzz….Self proclaimed sunny slacker pop, it is a perfect description. Out on March 26th.

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A short while ago we posted a superb track from London punks Zulu’s forthcoming debut cassette release Way Of The Zulu. This is another: Bloody And Rare. We’ve ordered our copy – get yours here.

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Roomrunner would make good roommates for Zulu. This is their pulverising title track from new EP Super Vague, which is out on May 15th. Download it here.

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In contrast to our first four offerings, The Family Machine provide a complete contrast with their gently pastoral new single Quiet As A Mouse. They are local to us and another example of Oxford’s brilliant local music scene. Watch it, then download it.

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Download The Family Machine – Quiet As A Mouse mp3 (from Quiet As A Mouse Single)

The Lighthouse And The Whaler have their own sweet line in melodic folk-pop and have announced a new track Burst Apart from upcoming EP Pioneers to coincide with their performances at SxSW.

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We featured London five piece Good Dangers in our recent video round up, and this is new single DFYF, a perfect example of energetic indie-pop bursting with hooks that recalls The Headlights in their pomp. There’s some sound advice to be had in the lyrics too…

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Broken Hands are a new band to us, but if second single Sorrow is anything to go by then that won’t be the case for long. It channels the best of classic rock in a way that is reminiscent of other MM faces Henry’s Funeral Shoe or Tweak Bird and even, dare whisper it, White Denim. Dust the air guitar off and shake those locks…

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Lastly we have new Glasgow band Quickbeam who release debut single Seven Hundred Birds on April 9th. It is mournful, majestic and orchestral all at once and tugs at the heartstrings with an insistence and fragile beauty that is impossible to resist.

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We’ve been trawling through a whole mass of videos recently and here are some of our favourites assembled for your viewing and listening pleasure.

First up is Crybaby’s video for excellent debut I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost, shot in the gloomy surrounds of Bristol hospital and is a noirish loveletter to the exquisite pain of a broken heart.

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Hotly tipped Essex 4-piece The Milk’s new single Broke Up The Family is a stormer of an anthem.

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Death Hawk are new to us, and it isn’t the greatest video to be fair, but the pounding psychedelia and Sabbath like riffs of new song Shining has been a real treat and makes it worth sharing.

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By Contrast, Saint Motel’s At Least I Have Nothing is a introspective work made up of a combination of 16mm, Super 8, Flip-Cam, Video, Cell Phone, and still photography that they’ve accumulated throughout the years. It fits the upbeat nostalgia of the song perfectly.

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Describing her sound as ‘Doom Soul’, Cold Specks’ music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. With influences from the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr to Bill Callahan and Tom Waits, her sparse arrangements and chain gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.

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Hindershot make unusual, complex, catchy indie-pop that calls to mind everything from Soft Cell to T-Rex. The video for Curse Us All is a colourful one of wanton destruction.

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Brother Gruesome have featured a few times on MM and are established faves of ours. This is the video for the pounding Cut It Out, a song off their cassette tape that was released by Slanty Shanty Records in 2010.  A little late coming, but it is a great song with a cool video featuring street artists from Oklahoma.

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You & I Belong is the first single from Simone Felice’s debut solo album. Another great song, fun video.

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Danish sextet Alcoholic Faith Mission has debuted a new video for Running With Insanity from new album Ask Me This. Watch it and download it.

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We take a considerably more rustic turn with Max & The Wild Things video for the excellent Wind Through The Window. Just the feel of a barn-dance stomp and that banjo lead was enough to remind me of the halcyon days of the Cropdusters.

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Popstrangers hail from New Zealand and make a most edifying racket from a cauldron of grunge, shoegaze, psychedelia and noise pop. The video for What Else Could They Do comes heartily recommended.

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We’re hoping for big things for Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny this year. This is a live session recording for the new single Sweet Tooth Bird. Like sherbert filled with razor blades.

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Beirut have just posted a new video for Vagabond from last year’s excellent The Rip Tide.

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Sweet Lights have this beautifully animated video for Endless Town – the new single out on March 5th via Highline.

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The Skints are about as close to rap as we get, but this hybrid of rap, ragga, rock and ska beats on Ratatat is undeniably infectious. Like the Selecter crossed with Senser…maybe.

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Short is sweet, with this 90 second video for Pillow Talk’s rootsy Faux Fur, the lead track from their new EP of the same name.

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Gently harmonious five-piece Good Dangers feature a stripped back version of their song Abigail, filmed in a skate park. Download the full version too.

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And lastly, new MM faves Town Hall have produced their own unique take on Ja Rule & Ashanti’s Always on Time. Watch it and download it.

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Download Town Hall – Always On Time mp3 (Ja Rule & Ashanti Cover)