Thursday @ The Great Escape

A long drive, rain, a Prisoner Cell Block H style hotel room, discovering the camera was still at home… the initial omens for The Great Escape were not great. Thankfully first impressions can be deceptive as Brighton is a sparky town full of quirky shops and streets, trendy young things and youthful counter-culture swagger (“I smoked 35 bongs once” being my favourite bit of eavesdropping of … Continue reading Thursday @ The Great Escape

We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Today, Chris T Popper and I are heading south to Brighton and our first visit to the Great Escape festival. There are a whole host of bands we’re looking forward to seeing, from the South American punk-pop of Las Kellies, the angst of Gambles, the spectral folk of Mirel Wagner and the junkyard blues of the Amazing Snakeheads, to the stoned slacker indie of Dune Rats and the … Continue reading We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

The Gathering – A Playlist

This weekend sees the annual Gathering festival in Oxford – a brilliant event that takes in seven venues around the city and runs from the afternoon into the wee small hours. This year the line up includes such MM luminaries as Local Natives, Drenge, Waxahatchee, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Pyyramids, Port Isla, Wolf Alice, To Kill A King, Cheatahs and a whole host more. … Continue reading The Gathering – A Playlist

Toy Steve’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Fourth in line is Toy Steve’s debut contribution… This is my last minute, injury time entry into the 2012 Top 10 list… 10. Graham Coxon – Ooh, Yeh Yeh I’ll kick things off with a top tune from … Continue reading Toy Steve’s Top Songs Of 2012

Introducing >>> Port Isla

We got this through from Norwich’s Port Isla described simply as “anthemic folk for lonely castaways“. And, on the evidence of the video for current single Sinking Ship, that is exactly what they deliver. Watch it, and pick it up as a completely free download from the band’s website here. a We also have a couple of other tracks you can download from their Soundcloud below. Continue reading Introducing >>> Port Isla