madmackerel – May 25, 2017 at 09:44AM
Theo Verney has announced his debut album. One Small Piece will be released through Cannibal Hymns on Friday 7th July. The record melds influences from Neil Young to Pink Floyd onto his already distinct style to create eight perfectly crafted songs.
The album will be proceeded by the single Mind Fire which is out tomorrow, and you can stream it here.
madmackerel – May 24, 2017 at 12:44PM
Micah P. Hinson’s new album Presents The Holy Strangers is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera”. Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.
To be frank it sounds like classic MPH territory and we’re very much looking forward to hearing the record in its hour long entirety when it is released in September. Until then we have two tracks to share from it, the Johnny Cash-style country single Lover’s Lane and The Years Tire On.
madmackerel – May 24, 2017 at 09:44AM
Glassmaps is the solo project of Joel Stein, lead guitarist in the much-loved Howling Bells. After four successful albums with the band, the UK-based Australian has embarked on a new endeavour with the result, an album titled Strangely Addicted, due out later this year.
The record delivers melodic, punchy, pretty, infectious tunes coupled with fascinating psychedelic soundscapes. Autobiographical lyrics speak of universal themes of life, love and loss. The first taste comes in the shape of Summer Rain, a pugilistic blues-rock stomp with the sunny psych harmonics of its dreamy chorus and the insouciant twang of surf guitar. Stein’s swooping vocals muse on the concept of wanting to be saved from oneself, of blaming others for one’s own demons. “It’s about the voice in your head that tells you the things you don’t wanna hear,” says Joel, “a necessary evil without which we wouldn’t really know who we are.”
madmackerel – May 23, 2017 at 06:46PM
The marvellous Meatraffle, a Chris T Popper discovery for MM, have shared details of their new single Brother, to be released on limited 7” vinyl and digitally on July 14th, via Moshi Moshi Singles Club.
Currently in the process of recording their third album, after their cracking 2015 debut Hi-Fi Classics (they have opted out of recording a second record to avoid the dreaded ‘difficult second album’ syndrome), Brother is a six and a half minute continuation of the engrossing, yet unpredictable and hard-to-pin-down intelligence of the South London band’s output.
Speaking about the single, Meatraffle say, “Brother is about the platonic love you have with your friends (sex is forbidden). It’s about sharing and having things in common. The ups and downs, of course – about who buys more rounds of drinks than the others. It’s a dry orgy, that’s all it is.”
madmackerel – May 22, 2017 at 06:47AM
Brooklyn based Rips’ songs may channel late ’70s New York City bands like Television andThe Feelies, but they smartly propel these references into something new and contemporary. Their self-titled debut, produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, is eleven tracks of buzzing guitar riffs driven by a charged rhythm section.
Check out the chugging fizz of new single Delay and the previously shared, slightly more reflective Malibu Entropy below. The album is out on the 16th June via Faux Disc.
madmackerel – May 19, 2017 at 09:43AM
Yesterday we had ShitKid, today we have London based duo Shit Girlfriend, which, if anything is an even better name!
Formed earlier this after coming up with the concept on a trip to LA (a DIY period-punk femme explosion meets the sticking out tongue emoji), they recorded and shared their debut single Mummy’s Boy in February and soon signed to PNKSLM Recordings for the release of their debut AA-sided 7″, which is due today.
Now they’ve shared the second track from the single, I Don’t Wanna Die – have a listen.
madmackerel – May 18, 2017 at 06:43AM
Like many we have been charmed by the tipsy musings of Sweden’s Åsa Söderqvist, aka ShitKid, backed with resolutely lo-fi guitar fuzz and digital drum-beats, but executed with rock n’ roll grit and charming nonchalance.
She will release her highly anticipated debut album Fish via PNKSLM Recordings on the 2nd June and the latest track from it is Two Motorbikes, of which she says “This one is about motorbike-taxis in Southeast Asia where I spent two months either alone or with a guy. It’s about holiday romance and how you have to relinquish any fear of dying while there. When you say yes to helmetless and reckless motorbike rides through crowded Bangkok traffic thinking “oh well, better to burn out.”