MM recommends Cleft, &U&I & more in Birmingham

Cleft &U&I Birmingham

Join riff kings Cleft for their last ever Birmingham show alongside the likes of &U&I, Doppelgänger, Bearfoot Beware and more. From the Midlands? Never seen Cleft before? What the hell have you been doing with your life? Manchester’s most polite and well-behaved math rock two-piece are doing the rounds for the last time this month, and are headed to Muthers Studio for their last ever Birmingham show. So make sure to tell mum you’re going to miss dinner, ’cause this one’s gonna blow your fucking face off. Joining the turbo prog duo at their last Brum gig on the 14th of May are local hometown heroes &U&I, Wrexham alt-rock outfit Doppelgänger, fuzz fuckers Bearfoot Beware, shouty shits Classically Handsome Brutes and post-rock… Read More →

MM Recommends… The Flapper & Little Cavalier Xmas All-Dayer

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It’s nearly Christmas… Time to get sweaty, drink beer and watch some great bands. Good guy promoters Little Cavalier have been heading up shows in and around Birmingham for nearly 3 years now, and it doesn’t look like they’re in any rush to stop. With Christmas closing in fast, Little Cavalier have teamed up with everyone’s favourite Brum venue The Flapper to bring a day of immense and diverse alternative music – all for free. Over 8 bands are set to play the FREE all dayer at The Flapper in Birmingham on Saturday the 5th of December, with shirtless mental-cases Falls set to headline the evening. Other performances on the night will come from local heroes Enquiry – who play… Read More →

Exclusive | Listen to Bearfoot Beware’s new track ‘Thick Black Warpaint’

Bearfoot Beware Video

First ‘He Should’ve Died (As A Kid)’, and now ‘Thick Black Warpaint’. Jesus, Bearfoot Beware‘s new album is gonna be genius. So, after premiering Bearfoot Beware’s last track/video – the fierce and brilliant ‘He Should’ve Died (As A Kid)’ – this week we’re back with yet more audio/visual action from the Yorkshire trio. That’s right, Leeds’ most determined and well-loved math rock loving three-piece have a new track out – and it’s great. Taken from their up-coming full length World Owes You Nowt, Bearfoot’s latest piece of seedy alt-rock is a sign a great things to come. We’re super excited for World Owes You Nowt, and you should be too. According to the BB lads, the new video “highlights the violent clashes between man/industry and… Read More →

Exclusive | Bearfoot Beware return with ‘He Should’ve Died (As A Kid)’

Bearfoot Beware

Lock up your butts, ’cause Bearfoot Beware are back – bigger, better and beefier than ever. There are few constants in life. People change, music evolves, bands split up, friends move on, lovers leave and guess what, we all die. It’s the maddening cycle of this ridiculous life which pushes things forward. But fuck it, sometimes change sucks. We’ve seen too many amazing bands and artists piss off and pack it in, and we’re sick of it. And that’s where Bearfoot Beware come in. Leeds’ Bearfoot Beware are one of the few, true constants in life. They’re immortal. Timeless. They’re like the musical equivalent of gravity, except without all that science bullshit. They’ve always been around and they always will. Go to… Read More →

Exclusive | Bearfoot Beware release EP details & new video

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Staple fixtures of the Leeds music scene; Bearfoot Beware have been terrorising line-ups for years now with their unique blend of scrappy riffs, brave ideas and ever-changing melodies… And now, with a new EP set for release via Mountains Of Records, the three-piece finally have a music video which reflects their brash sound. Following on from the introductory twinges of No Face’s Gold, and the commanding sounds of their music recent record Bass Lane, Bearfoot Beware’s up-coming three-track, Bruises And Business – a short and sharp, math-punk infused affair – is without a doubt the band’s most accomplished and honed work to date. Angular, messy, raw, and compellingly forceful, the EP’s opener ‘Trellum’ is the perfect introduction into the frantic world of the Yorkshire-based… Read More →