Round Up Time Again – Part 2

Following on from our Round Up Part 1 post yesterday, comes 16 more tracks from the in-box, our favourite blogs and the web in general for your aural delight. Kicking us off are Summer Hours and their single Close and Closer from forthcoming album Closer Still. Although they may initially sound simple, closer listening reveals complex song structures with intricate bass and guitar melodies. a Cobalt … Continue reading Round Up Time Again – Part 2

MM Shorts 185: Thick Shakes New Single

The Thick Shakes do the whole full pelt, jackhammer garage rock thing as well as anyone out there. Melding a 60s psychedelia vibe with a 70s punk attitude and a knowledge and reverence for all things good in the genre, the results are uniformly thrilling and authentic. Latest release, French Dyppe, A Cassyngle, is now available via a ‘pay what you want deal’ on Bandcamp and … Continue reading MM Shorts 185: Thick Shakes New Single

Let’s Go Garage…

Here are three gems of garage rock/punk/pop joy for you, especially designed to brighten up a drab and dreary January Sunday. We’ve posted about the Mind Spiders and the Thick Shakes before. Both play a wonderfully uncluttered, joyous form of proto garage-rock that is simple, unaffected and damn catchy. We have a track from the forthcoming Mind Spiders self-titled album and the Thick Shakes new … Continue reading Let’s Go Garage…