Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A perfect ten (count ’em) rounded up for you this week, all fresh and emerging blinking into the daylight. Or something like that… Menace Beach – Holidays Are Heavy The Big Pink – High Times So Pitted – Rot In Hell The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Hell Pretty Vicious – Are You Ready For Me Rare Monk – California Sunflower Bean – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

Videos of the Day: The Coathangers || Reverend Horton Heat || The Sea The Sea || Such Hounds || Rare Monk

Spoiling you with five excellent videos this morning. I don’t know where you are, but we’ve got yet another day of dank, dreary, drizzly rain and I need something to brighten up my Friday. So, contrast and compare scrappy indie jangle from Such Hounds, gentle intricate harmonies from The Sea The Sea, tough, catchy garage from The Coathangers, fevered, intense pop from Rare Monks, and … Continue reading Videos of the Day: The Coathangers || Reverend Horton Heat || The Sea The Sea || Such Hounds || Rare Monk

Round-Up Time Already…

Now that the new year is slowly grinding into gear and starting to pick up some momentum, we are starting to see some really tasty new releases being promoted. Here is our pick of a few new tunes from new records that we are really looking forward to… First up, we have another gorgeous track from Marissa Nadler’s new album July, and a live taster of … Continue reading Round-Up Time Already…

Debut Album From Rare Monk

Portland, Oregon’s Rare Monk have a sound that is both familiar and distinctly their own. With a slew of brand new tracks, Sleep/Attack is their first long player (out 26th February) and a follow up to their excellent Death by Proxy EP (see our original post here). It’s an upbeat and ambitious album that takes inspiration from such diverse concepts as the enormity of the universe to … Continue reading Debut Album From Rare Monk

MM Shorts 268: Rare Monk – Death By Proxy EP

Rare Monk are from Portland, Oregon and meld their love of the late 90s alternative music scene with a splash of psych-rock in a way that defies easy categorisation. Their latest EP is titled Death By Proxy and will be followed by a full length album in February. For now, content yourself with listening to the giddy, effervescent pop fizz of the EP’s title track. … Continue reading MM Shorts 268: Rare Monk – Death By Proxy EP