New Music – MNNQNS, Lazybones, Hot Shorts

New releases and live dates: MNNQNS / Lazybones / Hot Shorts

MNNQNS – Body Negative (album)

Meet MNNQNS from Rouen in France, a band producing some excellent post punk tunes that really are worth writing home about. Vocalist Adrian D’Epinay attributes a French/Welsh fusion in their music to the time he spent studying in Cardiff saying, ‘Many of the things I like in music now come from bands I saw there at that time. There were many psych and pop bands, experimental acts, and weird punk music. It impacted on me both musically and visually.’ Their album Body Negative was released through FatCat Records on Friday and comes packed with riff ridden indie gems; fans of Hooton Tennis Club come on over…

MNNQNS play some UK dates later this week:


17th – London, Thousand Island
18th – Brighton, Latest Music Bar

Video for recent single Fall Down below



Lazybones – Trash Talk (single)

Out now, the new single from Brighton trio Lazybones is about ‘That moment when you know you’re about to say something you’ll regret, when you’re right on the edge and you just can’t stop it’, vocalist Candi Underwood explains. It pulls no punches, launching straight into Vice Squad style vocals amidst a triptych clattering of bass, drums and organ. With a sense of suitably DIY urgency, Trash Talk hurtles at speed from start to finish. If you want to hear more, you can catch Lazybones on the road very soon, dates below:


24th – Nottingham, Albert’s
25th – London, The Waiting Rooms
27th – Liverpool, Jacaranda


1st – Cardiff, The Moon
2nd – Birmingham, The Flapper
3rd – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
21st – Brighton, Latest Music Bar

Listen to Trash Talk here



Hot Shorts – My Cat is Gonna Live Forever (single)

Cat lovers of the internet, this one’s for you. In advance of their impending LP release, Manchester’s Hot Shorts have shared the impossibly heartwarming My Cat is Gonna Live Forever. Like a feline loving hybrid of Young Knives and New Young Pony Club, the track doesn’t take itself too seriously but the accomplished undertones of slacker rock bode well for the album – I Understand and I Wish to Continue is out on Icecapades Records on 25th October.

A handful of live dates are planned; hopefully more will be added:

30th October – London, Venue MOT Unit 18
9th November – Manchester, Soup Kitchen (album launch)
17th December – Manchester, The Peer Hat (Grotbags & Friends Xmas Fundraiser)

Lyric video for My Cat is Gonna Live Forever below

Hot Shorts


Words by Siobhan

14th October 2019