Festive Fayre (23): Quiet Hollers

Having proved themselves to be one of our bands of the year in our Best Of lists, it seems entirely appropriate that today’s Festive Fayre offering comes from Quiet Hollers. They have shared their cover of Nightmare River Band’s Christmas tune, First Christmas. All proceeds from the sale and publishing of the song (so please do buy it) will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research … Continue reading Festive Fayre (23): Quiet Hollers

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our Best of the Year posts are coming to a close and for the penultimate list we hand over to the ever fragrant Mrs Mackerel. Over to you Mrs M… Another year banked. As ever, I look at my list and think yes, there are some that are keepers and others that maybe were just a mirage. A little like life really.   20 The … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS T POPPER’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our third personal Top Ten comes from ever-present contributor Chris T Popper… Another set of mighty fine tunes…   20 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go 19 Songhoy Blues – Soubour 18 Assed Out – Bueno 17 Houndmouth – Sedona 16 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin 15 Abandoned Delta – I Never Lived In New Orleans 14 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres 13 … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS T POPPER’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Here we go then, our final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2015, with no fewer than three artists managing two entries in the top 25 this year! And don’t forget you can see the other 75 choices here (100-75), here (75-51) and here (50-26). Enjoy. 25 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams   24 Tracy Thorn – Goodbye Joe (2015 re-issue)   23 Calexico – Follow … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1

Here are our favourite albums of 2015. 15 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   14 Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler   13 Low – Ones And Sixes   12 James McMurtry – Complicated Game   11 Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy   10 Quiet Hollers – Quiet Hollers   9 Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie   8 Ezra Furman – Perpetual … Continue reading MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year. 75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek   74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash   73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc   71 Heaters – Mean Green   70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square   69 Chris Staples – Dark Side … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

Quiet Hollers Cover Madonna

The Quiet Hollers self-titled album has been one of our favourite discoveries of the year, and now the band have just shared a stunningly good version of Madonna’s Material Girl. It came about as a fan chosen cover as part of their crowd-funding for the new album and lead singer/songwriter Chadwick Wilde describes it thus, “My first reaction was horror… as I instinctively recoil from so-called “pop” … Continue reading Quiet Hollers Cover Madonna

New Video: Quiet Hollers – Aviator Shades

  Quiet Hollers’ new album is one we’ve been looking forward to immensely and it is officially out today (available to buy via Bandcamp). To mark the occasion, the band has shared a new video for Aviator Shades, reminiscent of the early 90s golden age of MTV, it is one of the earlier singles, and the opening track on their self-titled new release. Watch it … Continue reading New Video: Quiet Hollers – Aviator Shades

More From Quiet Hollers

Following their previous singles Cote d’Azur and Mont Blanc, Quiet Hollers have shared another track from their forthcoming self-titled debut long player, which is out next week (23rd). This is Departure, another vivid slice of storytelling set to a rumbling Americana chug and cut through with a slight edge. It makes a hat-trick of truly excellent releases from the record. Have a listen. . Continue reading More From Quiet Hollers

Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc

Quiet Hollers’ excellent new single is Mont Blanc, the second taste of their sophomore album, which is due out on October 23rd. Lead singer/songwriter Shadwick Wilde describes Mont Blanc as a post-apocalyptic love song, which follows the albums’ first single Cote d’Azur, which we posted here and has been on regular rotation here at MM Towers. . Continue reading Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc