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Track of the Week / The Virginmarys – Motherless Land

It’s been three long years since MGMB’s favourite Macclesfield trio The Virginmarys released their magnificent debut album King of Conflict, which recieved a lot of praise and has been blasting out loud countless times by their most dedicated fans as well as other huge punk/rock enthusiasts. If you’ve attended the band’s most recent gigs, you’ve had the great pleasure of hearing some new material including their brand new track Motherless Land, which the guys shared with us this week alongside the long-awaited announcement of their sophomore record Divides and its awesome artwork.

Divides will be out on May 6th via Wind-Up Records and the guys also confirmed on their Facebook page that the physical copy pre-orders will be available soon. And to top it all up, it seems that there will be vinyl too. Hell yes!

You can now purchase the stunning new tune Motherless Land on iTunes together with their previous single Into Dust, or you can pre-order Divides and get both tracks immediately. Either way, just go and buy the music and let the countdown begin!

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Interview / Stonefield

Stonefield – the sisterhood charged with a pure rock&roll.

I believe that’s the right way to describe the Led Zep inspired band from Victoria, Australia. I had the pleasure of witnessing one of their live performances a while back here in UK and all I can say is that these ladies know how to put on a memorable show. Loud guitars, crushing drums, terriffic vocals and a sound full of right influences yet an authentic spirit.

Stonefield plan to release their new album this year and you can already purchase their latest single Golden Dream on iTunes. I caught up with the band to talk about their childhood, favourite records, new album, going on their first US tour, supporting Fleetwood Mac and their opinion on feminism.

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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 EP / Morningside Lane – Mellow Drama

New Jersey rockers Morningside Lane are back with a new fierce-sounding EP called Mellow Drama. The record, once again produced by the one and only Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls), proves the four-piece get stronger and bolder with each new release.  Mellow Drama is an excellent, rich record and a great statement to the band’s future direction.  Good news is that the guys are planning a month long UK tour next year! Watch this space.

Here is some info about the EP, new video and UK tour from the band’s guitarist Jon.
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Interview / The Scenes

The Finnish experimental indie-punk-rockers The Scenes are bringing their diverse sound back to the UK for a lenghty tour with The Specials. Their new album Beige is set for release on 27th October and the guys are ready to astonish the UK audience with their compelling sound.

MGMB speaks to the band’s guitarist Miki Liukkonen.

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