New Vulgarians single

We’ve featured Hull’s Vulgarians a few times on MM, ever since seeing them support TRAAMS in Oxford. A compelling mix of post-punk and psych-rock, the band’s excellent new single Dead People Are Easier To Love is their first new music since last year’s Almost Instinct, Almost True EP, and makes use of 80s synthesisers to add a new level of sonic urgency to their sound … Continue reading New Vulgarians single

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Protomartyr – Sweeney Ashtray Strand Of Oaks – I Know YOU Know You Are Evil Mitski – Fireproof  (One Direction cover) Marika Hackman – My Lover Cindy Daddy Issues – I’m Not Big Thief – Mythological Beauty Chemtrails – Headless Pin Up Girl H.Grimace – Lipsyncer Vulgarians – Of Humdrum Consumption The Wooden Sky – Deadhorse Creek                 … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Vulgarians – Almost-Instinct, Almost True EP

Back in November we enjoyed the Vulgarians playing in support of an excellent TRAAMS gig in Oxford. The Hull based band have announced details of a new EP, the Philip Larkin referencing Almost-Instinct, Almost True (due out May 5th), and have shared the first single from the EP, Hands Around The Waste. The single finds the humour in a taxi drivers’ dark stories, incongruously mixing monumental choruses with sparse verses, … Continue reading Vulgarians – Almost-Instinct, Almost True EP

Live Review: TRAAMS (Bullingdon, Oxford)

It has long been a frustration that Oxford, a city with such a rich recent heritage of music, should be so poorly served by live music nowadays. Fourth rate tribute bands, pointless 70s and 80s reunion tours and over-hyped next-big-things clog up what remains of the city’s venues ad nauseam. Every time we check the tour dates of bands and artists we’d love to see … Continue reading Live Review: TRAAMS (Bullingdon, Oxford)