MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

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

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

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: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After a week away, we’re back with eight tracks selected from the past week and covering everything from hardcore to goth-pop by way of some shoegaze and a classic cover. Enjoy. Hooded Fang – Dead Battery M. Ward – Time Won’t Wait Bonnie Prince Billy & Friends – Rubin & Cherise (Grateful Dead cover) Joana Serrat featuring Neil Halstead – Cloudy Heart The Don Darlings … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Hooded Fang – A Final Hello

To their eternal credit, Toronto’s Hooded Fang continue to blast their sound to smithereens before picking up the the most jagged pieces and moving forth. Due out on the 13th May via their own Daps Records, their latest musical offering, Venus On Edge, is full of Ritalin tempos, sheet metal guitars, manic riffs, hypnotic basslines and spastic rhythms. The band have shared album standout A Final Hello from it … Continue reading Hooded Fang – A Final Hello

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Just home from a lovely week with family in the Arctic circle, and already pining for the fjords, here are this week’s collection of top tunes neatly gathered up solely for your listening edification. Julian Casablancas – Run Run Run (Velvet Underground cover) Bat For Lashes – I Do Mind Spiders – Running Hooded Fang – Tunnel Vision Wintersleep – Territory Frightened Rabbit – Death … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Waxahatchee || Bird Courage || Hooded Fang

A treat in store today with new videos from Deer Tick and a brilliant tap-dancing film from Waxahatchee, from excellent experimental folksters Bird Courage and to finish Hooded Fang’s video for Wasteland featuring Dim Sum and a donkey. . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Waxahatchee || Bird Courage || Hooded Fang

Videos of the Day: Low || Destruction Unit || Big Scary || Hooded Fang

Videos this morning from Low for Plastic Cup (one of our favourite songs of the year so far), and from ‘slowcore’ to the sonic mayhem of Destruction Unit and their video for Sonic Pearl. We also have intelligent, sophisticated indie-pop from Big Scary and their video for Luck Now. Finally in Guanajuato, Mexico, nine girls bail out of two 4x4s and immediately start their freaky dancing … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Low || Destruction Unit || Big Scary || Hooded Fang

MM Shorts 355: Hooded Fang’s Graves

We’re loving this, the first taste from Hooded Fang’s forthcoming album Gravez. Graves is the ultra catchy, fuzzy album opener, “So many faces and they’re all the same… why you lookin’ at me?”, it is a perfect mix of paranoid tripped out psych-pop and garage rock. Gravez is out 27th May (UK) / 28th May (USA) on Full Time Hobby. Continue reading MM Shorts 355: Hooded Fang’s Graves