Track of the day / H.E.A.T – Time On Our Side

H.E.A.T are back and the excitement is on!

The Swedish melodic rockers strike with a lyric video for Time On Our Side – the first track taken off their upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown, out Sep 22nd via EarMusic.

H.E.A.T are well known for their blazing, raw energy that emerges not only in their music but also their !must see! live shows. Time On Our Side is a strong anthem fuelled with an exceptional chorus and it surely makes one thirsty for the new record and a live tour announcement.

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Cover photo – Klara Fowler

Video Of The Day / Michael Malarkey – Mongrels

One of MGMB’s favourite singer-songwriters and actors Michael Malarkey has unleashed a beautifully haunting new video for Mongrels – the title track from his upcoming debut album, out on September 8th via Cap On Cat Records.

The video wholly compliments the soul stirring mood and emotion expressed within the track and it clearly magnifies the excitement for Michael’s debut as well as the Mongrels UK tour this October.

Watch the video, check out the tour dates and get your tickets now!

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The Virginmarys: Our Passion That They Could Not Shake

In a world of Divides, our love of The Virginmarys brought us together – Simon

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We were riding out to meet the sun, we were shaking from the things we’d done
We were breaking every pattern, straying from the map to make a new life on the run

It was early 2012 and one of my friends made me a playlist featuring a bunch of new bands for me to check out. Little I knew that this particular playlist included one band that would inspire my entire world. Their name was The Virginmarys.

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Q&A – Atom Willard

With the 2014 release of Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! showed the world that even after 5 albums, a band can still break through in new and rather phenomenal ways. Part of that magic was certainly the addition of Atom Willard on drums. Atom’s thunderous performances in bands like Rocket From The Crypt and Angels and Airwaves truly set the stage for this master craftsman of rock and roll to lend his chops to a band of emotionally stellar musicians with guitars in their hands and rock in their hearts.

Between dates on their latest European tour, we were able to catch up with Atom over email for a quick Q&A. If you are indeed a fan of Against Me! (and you probably are if you’ve read this far), this quick read will give you a glimpse into Atom’s touring life, what the band is up to, and what that means for our future as fans. Enjoy!

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Featured Song / Our Man In The Field – Oh No

MGMB’s favourite solo act Our Man In The Field has a brand new song to enchant you with. Oh No is the first track from his upcoming EP And Now Over To Our Man In The Field coming out in May and it’s being used in a theatre play called bolt, in which Alex also performs. The play will make its debut at the Brighton festival and after it will be on in London.

“Originally inspired by the photography of Nan Goldin, bolt examines the nature of addiction with a tale of what becomes of a young woman whose only means of validation come from those around her.”  Read more about the play here.

Alex says: “I wrote the song really quickly, it came to me all at once when I was at the Tate Modern. There’s something about the oppressive architecture and the way I was feeling that brought it out. I’ve never wanted to explain the lyrics but when I read the play I felt as though there was something about the characters and the song, that maybe they would understand it.  Hopefully when people see the play that’ll make sense, so go and see it!”

The beautifully written track captures emotion at its peak and it will, without a doubt, work its magic together with the play.

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