Popstrangers – Distress

New Zealand’s Popstrangers deal in a tripped-out, urgent brand of rock that nods its head to the classic Antipodean guitar bands, as well as having echoes of the halcyon days of the 1980s, when the UK’s indie scene was at its height. The nervy, propulsive Distress is the third single to be taken from their latest album Fortuna and gallops along with nary a backward glance. … Continue reading Popstrangers – Distress

Videos of the Day: Popstrangers || Jemez Mountain Hawkz || Sean Bones

Videos today are Popstrangers hard driving Antipodean indie rock, a gorgeous acoustic performance of California Bound by Jemez Mountain Hawkz frontman D. Lee Waggoner  and the reverby surf guitars and loose percussion of Hit Me Up from Sean Bones. a a a a Continue reading Videos of the Day: Popstrangers || Jemez Mountain Hawkz || Sean Bones

MM Shorts 191: Popstrangers

In Some Ways sees unusual New Zealand trio Popstrangers, muscle into new sonic territories and deliver another catchy, albeit warped, pop song. Rusty guitar twangs, discordant drones and jarring rhythms diverge into hooky bridges filled with washes of hazy riffs that buoy languid, disaffected vocals. Download it via Soundcloud. a Continue reading MM Shorts 191: Popstrangers

Mega Video Round Up

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. a … Continue reading Mega Video Round Up

MM’s Best of the Month: November

Here is the best of our November posts, a perfect mix tape to kick off the festive seasons and a nice reminder before we all get immersed in all those end-of-year top tens/twenties/fifties etc. And as always a couple of new ones too. Twenty five great tracks. Enjoy. Download Outer Minds – Until You’re Dead mp3 Pristine nugget of 60s inspired garage rock, twangy rough-cut … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: November


We got a short e-mail from Popstrangers, a three piece from Auckland, New Zealand. It said little other than asking us to listen to this track, Happy Accidents, which comes from a new EP of the same name that will be released later this month. From the opening bars, from the moment the chiming guitar was joined by the frantic drumming and the vocals kicked … Continue reading Introducing…Popstrangers