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MP3(s) of the Day #897: Male Bonding

By on Friday, 14th October 2016 at 10:00 am

Header photo by Steve Gullick

Dalston punks Male Bonding have randomly emerged from the woodwork this week. With their reappearance, they have gifted us with a whole new album. And for free! Listen to and download any or all of the tracks from ‘Headache’ from album stream below. For our admittedly kind of old past coverage on the band – hey, they have been away for a while – go here.


Video of the Moment #585: Male Bonding

By on Friday, 23rd September 2011 at 6:00 pm

You know those tacky signs at the seaside where you can pay to put your head in a cutout and get photographed for a special souvenir? Well, Male Bonding have, in their own unique way, taken that concept and used it in the promo video for their song ‘Tame the Sun’. Watch it below.

The band’s second album, ‘Endless Now’, is available now from Sub Pop.



MP3 of the Day #358: Male Bonding

By on Friday, 17th June 2011 at 10:00 am

Dalston, London’s Male Bonding are ready to release their new finished album ‘Endless Now’ this year. But before that, they’ve offering a free track, ‘Bones’, in exchange for your email address. Crashing guitars and pounding drums…exactly what you expected from Male Bonding, isn’t it?


MP3(s) of the Day #278: Male Bonding and Cold Pumas

By on Friday, 7th January 2011 at 10:00 am

Dalston, London’s Male Bonding (pictured above) released a split 7″ single with Brighton’s Cold Pumas last September on Faux Discx. Seeing that the 7″ is now sold out, the two bands are being quite magnanimous, offering up both songs – ‘Stare at My Problems’ (Male Bonding at their usual ‘nyah nyah nyah’ best) and ‘Altered Yeast’ (Cold Pumas, who I’d never heard of before but should be right up your alley if you’re a Male Bonding fan) – for free download. Listen and download them below.


Video of the Moment #342: Male Bonding

By on Tuesday, 16th November 2010 at 6:00 pm

London’s Male Bonding have put together a bunch of clips from their recent tour of America, set to the tune of ‘All Things This Way’. What’s especially interesting about this video (for me, that is) are clips in here of their performance at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 28 September, where the band opened for Best Coast. Your humble editor was stood in the front row for this gig. Well, I was there until a bloke trying to crowdsurf – unsuccessfully many times, I might add – hit me in the head with his shoe and I decided to call it a night (and backed far, far away from the front).

When I explained what happened to Kevin Hendrick (bass) and Robin Christian (drums) afterwards, they were very apologetic and gave me a hug. When I saw this video, I recognised Robin’s shirt (white and turquoise stripes) from the Cambridge show and took a closer look – and yep, I recognised the two girls up in front who I’d made friends with while we were waiting for the show to start. I even see myself a couple times. Too funny. But I wanted to post this because the crowd reaction – well, at least in Cambridge – was amazing for this band, and it was completely deserved.



Preview: Northside Festival

By on Friday, 4th June 2010 at 12:00 pm

Williamsburg, Brooklyn may be the hipster capital of the world, but the Northside Festival is looking to be well worth wading through throngs of the bespectacled and skinny-jeaned. So named for it’s location in venues throughout the North side of Brooklyn, the art and music festival is now in its second year. Its stated goal is to “celebrate that community of independent musicians, filmmakers and artists in the place where it thrives the most, shining a light on the sheer talent and creativity that Brooklyn cultivates”.

Organized by the L Magazine and a collection of other NYC-based blogs, record labels, promoters and industry types, last year’s event saw the likes of the Hold Steady, Bill Callahan and others, and this year the lineup is shaping up to be just as good, if not better. Most of the set times and locations for bands’ performances have yet to be finalized, but here are just some of the bands that will be gracing Brooklyn stages as a part of Northside Festival: ?uestlove (DJ set), Au Revoir Simone , The Fiery Furnaces, Fucked Up, Jody Porter (of Fountains of Wayne), Les Savy Fav, Lissy Trullie, Male Bonding, and Wavves.

In addition to all of this great music, the festival also includes Northside’s inaugural FilmFest, as well as a number of exhibitions, special events and musical performances at more than 25 local art galleries (with help from the Williamsburg Gallery Association).

Four-day Northside badges go for a mere USD50 (approximately £34 at the time of this writing)and grant you “access on a first-come, first-served basis to every show taking place during the festival, in addition to all Northside art and film events. You’ll also be able to walk into tons of local bars and restaurants that will be offering discounts to badge holders on food and booze”. Because entry for badge-holders is first-come, first served, if there is a show you really want to see, it may be best to purchase individual tickets, most of which will be sold at the door the day of the show. Some of them are on sale now, and are listed with ticket links on the festival’s website.

The festival is also running a contest which can be entered here. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a coveted iPad 3G, two VIP All Access badges and a free t-shirt. The two Runner-Up Winners will get two VIP All Access badges and two t-shirts each, and the five 3rd Place Winners are given a regular festival badge and a t-shirt. Please note this contest is open to US residents only.


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