Black Country New Road

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2022 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2022 (So Far) Though the first half of 2022 has seen something of a dearth of mainstream musicians, this space has thankfully been filled by a number of highly talented alternative, indie stars. From the masterful indie-rock confessionals of Soccer Mommy to the affecting balladry of Regina Spektor, Q1… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Artists on the Rise in 2022

With Coronavirus receding and the world slowly opening back up, the last year has allowed musicians to finally get back in the studio and record new music. Combine this with a pandemic’s worth of soul-searching and you find an entire generation of new talent making urgent music that meets this moment. From soul-searching singer-songwriters to… Read more

Black Country, New Road – ‘Ants from Up There’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rosie Foster No other group today makes music quite like Black Country, New Road. Their aptly titled 2021 debut For the First Time is one of the most ambitious debuts ever released; a freewheeling, ferocious record that incorporated klezmer music and jazz fusion alongside post-punk and art-rock. Isaac Wood’s frenzied deliveries and weird poetry soon… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Tom Williams’ Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Black Country, New Road – Ants from Up There, to be released: February 4th Photo Credit: Rosie Foster With their bold, modern take on post-punk and jazz, English seven-piece Black Country, New Road built an instant – and fervent – cult following with their 2021 debut For the First Time. Barely a year out from that… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Douglas Dahlström’s Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

Charli XCX – CRASH, to be released: March 18th  Photo Credit: Emily Lipson So, how is Charli XCX feeling now that her record deal is on its last leg and she’s out of quarantine (at least for now, as far as I’m concerned)? Pretty cool, pretty reflective, and pretty hungry it seems, considering the vibe… Read more