‘You’re In Love With a Psycho’ by Kasabian

‘You’re In Love With a Psycho’ by Kasabian

Only a few days have gone by since the band released its new video, and it’s already stirring controversy among mental health workers and institutions, who think the video taps into wrong stereotypes. The English band from Leicester had a great year last year and this album is a reflection of it. Guitarist and vocalist Serge Pizzorno said: “I wrote a proper feel-good album. It’s just the pure positive and complete opposite of what’s going on at the moment because that’s where I was as a human being. “This was my reaction against the rest of the world.” I think maybe Read more »

‘Fun’ by Blondie

‘Fun’ by Blondie

Blondie have premiered their new video and song ‘Fun’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Pollinator’. Singer and pop icon Debbie Harry has become a beekeeper, and she is sharing that new found passion with us mere mortals. The song is about someone wanting to go back home, home being Mars, and warns about the dangers of having too much fun, but the band advocate on the importance of fun.  They are very vocal at the moment, speaking against Trump and the importance of activism in these times. It is fitting to quote them quoting someone else. “Quoting Emma Goldman, ‘If I Read more »

‘L’Amour Le Jour’ by Le Couleur

‘L’Amour Le Jour’ by Le Couleur

Le Couleur’s new single is a super-cool slice of funky French-Canadian disco-pop. Laurence Giroux-Do, Patrick Gosselin, and Steeven Chouinard aka Montreal-based trio Le Couleur released their debut album Origami back in 2010. Since then their have been a couple of EP’s, but it’s not until now that they have been able to deliver their second LP, entitled P.O.P. (available soon) and from that comes this new single and video. The video is a colourful yet actually fairly straightforward, rather 80’s looking band performance thing and is the directorial debut of Thierry Sirois, and as a complement to the track itself Read more »

‘Little Things’ by Animal Noise

‘Little Things’ by Animal Noise

From the South East of England comes a band who started by self-releasing their debut album in 2012, and have been steadily building a fan base and a reputation from their successful live gigs. Their new video released on November 17th is sexy, pulsating and vibrant. In the video they seem to be running from pixelated images, a “glitch” is what they call it. The song is exciting and intrusive. It kind of reminds me of Make it Wit Chu by Queens of the Stone Age. And that is a good thing.      

‘Make America Great Again’ by Pussy Riot

‘Make America Great Again’ by Pussy Riot

With everyone nervously awaiting the imminent U.S. elections we take a look at this topical new offering from Russia’s most-famous political-activist intellectual art-punk group. The last time we reviewed Pussy Riot on this site it was with a song protesting the killing of Eric Garner and, more broadly, racism, and police brutality and state-sanctioned violence. And now they’ve released three new videos in a week, each dealing with a different topic, and in ‘Make America Great Again’ both eyes are firmly fixed on the U.S. elections and in particular Donald Trump, the man who has defined, for better or for Read more »

New Reels: ‘Libre’ by Y La Bamba

New Reels: ‘Libre’ by Y La Bamba

Out of Portland and with Mexican roots comes this refreshing sound, reminiscent of Tune Yards but by no means a copy. Its a sound that is both new and familiar (at least to me) and brings an immediate smile to my face. I don´t know what to say about the video, because I think I am clearly influenced by images of a “character” commonly used in Carnaval de Barranquilla  but I am probably biased because she is from Mexican ascendance and its a different character that reminds me of the Colombian one…anyway, that’s not what’s important. What’s important its that just Read more »

New Reels: ‘Tough Luck’ by Sneaks

New Reels: ‘Tough Luck’ by Sneaks

As her 2015 debut album gets a re-release on her new label Sneaks also presents this fabulously surreal new video for the opening track. Sneaks is essentially the one-woman project of Eva Moolchan, who hails from Washington, D.C. and who apparently wrote much of Gymnastics whilst still at school, suggesting she’s also sickeningly young to be turning out such a confident debut. MVD is in no way jealous though. Not at all. The album consists of 10 tracks, all but one of which are less than 2 minutes long and most of which feature little more than drums and bass Read more »

New Reels: ‘Don’t Leave Me In The Dark’ by Vesuvio Solo

New Reels: ‘Don’t Leave Me In The Dark’ by Vesuvio Solo

I don´t know anything about them. Well, I know they are based in Montreal and this is their second album. I know that I love this song. I know the director (Alec Nicholas) has a fantasy of a disco Rapunzel. I know that its catchy, and nostalgic, and perfect for many a moods. I know their new album comes out in late September. I know I cant wait to learn and here more about them. Vesuvio Solo – “Don’t Leave Me In The Dark”

New Reels: ‘Let´s Relate’ by Of Montreal

New Reels: ‘Let´s Relate’ by Of Montreal

The new single by Of Montreal is funky, dark, catchy and a total ear worm. Of Montreal released a new single and video on September 1st. The third single from their album  Innocence Reaches. Its the band 14th album, and it seems fun, and different and interesting. (Something we confess have not considered them to be for a while). I love the lyrics (could not pick and have posted them all below). The video I think makes fun of the idea of a pop star and his posse of hangers-on. Or of all of us in today´s celebrity-filled world? A Read more »

New Reels: ‘Love Invaders’ by Fatima Yamaha

New Reels: ‘Love Invaders’ by Fatima Yamaha

This week’s hot thang is a rather delicious slice of electro-funk from the rather Oriental-sounding Fatima Yamaha… According to her Facebook bio she is “the girl between two worlds” borne of Turkish and Japanese parents. She is in fact the latest alter-ego of Dutch producer Bas Bron, who has released stuff under various guises including Bastian, Comtron (with drummer Rimer Veenan), Seymour Bits, and Gifted. As Fatima Yamaha he’s released a couple of EP’s, a cult-hit single ‘What’s A Girl To Do’, and a 2015 album called Imaginary Lines from which ‘Love Invaders’ is taken. Not a new song then, Read more »

New Reels: ‘Warts’ by Hinds

New Reels: ‘Warts’ by Hinds

The Spanish indie group’s latest single comes with a super-stylish video. One of MVD’s current albums-of-the-year is Leave Me Alone the debut from this female four-piece who hail from Madrid. Full of melodic hooks and ragged charm, it’s a must-have album for those that don’t already have it (that’s an order), and must-listen-to album for those that already do. Originally a two-piece consisting of singer/guitarists Carlotta Cosials and Ana García Perrote called Deers,  in 2014 after releasing their critically lauded debut single, the 2-track Demo, they recruited Ade Martin (bass) and Dutch-born Amber Grimbergen (drums) and somewhere along the way Read more »

New Reels: ‘Leadlight’ by Julia Jacklin

New Reels: ‘Leadlight’ by Julia Jacklin

The great new single from this Australian singer-songwriter. There’s been a lot of good music coming out of Australia in recent years, some of which has been covered by us in the past. And now we bring you Julia Jacklin, who hails from the Blue Mountains, and has her first album Don’t Let The Kids Win coming out in October. In the meantime, and following on from ‘Pool Party’ released back in March, we have her second single the wonderfully moody ‘Leadlight’ accompanied by a self-directed video shot in her actual old school hall. With the forthcoming album already garnering Read more »

New Reels: ´Big Cat´by Wild Beasts

New Reels: ´Big Cat´by Wild Beasts

This week´s new reels is the new video by the band Wild Beasts from their new album ´Boy King´. Big Cat – Wild Beasts The lead single is Get My Bang and like Big Cat shows us that for their 5th studio album, they are more comfortable and bringing their anger to their music, a feeling which usually results in good lyrics and energetic songs. As Hayden Thorpe, lead singer of the band said “It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male. I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought Read more »

New Reels: “Drinkee” by Sofi Tukker

New Reels: “Drinkee” by Sofi Tukker

The tune that Apple made famous finally gets a video of its own… We at MVD first heard this track last year, Shazam-ing it in a Liverpool clothes shop after it had made us both nod our heads in approval. Turns out it had also been doing the rounds in this Apple watch commercial and thus also getting it’s earworm guitar hook in to people’s heads that way. Since then the New York based duo – Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern – have released two more singles: Matadora and Hey Lion both of which feature influences from South America amongst Read more »

New Reels ´Sorry´by Beyoncé

New Reels ´Sorry´by Beyoncé

Unless you have been living under a rock, Queen B stunned the world her new, musically awesome and visually gorgeous album Lemonade earlier this year (here at MVD we love it). Well, now she has released a video for her song ´Sorry´and it includes Serena Williams and we get to see her sing the famous lyric “You better call Becky with the good hair“. Sorry – Beyoncé Regardless of who the song is actually written for, the song is catchy and innovative and the video is eye catching. Watching Serena William´s flaunting her body after all the body shaming she has Read more »