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premiere: THE COOL GREENHOUSE'S WHOLLY UNHOLY DIY POST-PUNK STOMPER, 'CARDBOARD MAN'

"I'm a West Ham supporter... or is it Aston Villa? You can see right through me, I'm like a glass of water."
Upon discovering The Cool Greenhouse, I felt like I had discovered the very pinnacle of DIY post-punk; looked into its soul and seen the finished article. Songs that touch cloth with the 10 minute mark, often feature the same frustrated guitar riff over and over from beginning to end, whilst simply being a breeding ground for some of the strangest and most astute lyrical hot takes.

'Cardboard Man' is a classic of this genre. 6 minutes of monotone Delta 5 riffing, in a shotgun marriage with retro bleeps and bloops, whilst frontman Tom Greenhouse assembles an array of caustic cut up one liners that take cheap shots at all the morally bankrupt, devious, 'Cardboard' men (questioning too, whether he is also cardboard – I think we're all a bit cardboard, baby).

Taken from the Crap Cardboard Pet EP, out Feb 1st via Hidden Bay Records, 'Cardboa…

SEE YOU MATE 2 LAUNCHES!!!!!

That gum you like.

It's really coming back into style.

Find us at Brixton Windmill, Feb 23, with all of our friends and favourite bands. Line up announcement imminent.

Pre-order here.

END OF YEAR ROUNDUP: FIFTEEN ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

That gum you like is coming back into style...

With a rather sizeable 2019 planned, we present to you the very best of 2018. This list is your last point at which to look back, rather than forward. As sure as eggs is eggs. Milk is milk. Klopp is a shit Hassenhuttl. 2018 was a year most spectacular for us, and music itself. Study below our favourite 15 albums, and prepare for... The Return.


1.
TITLE: Now! in a Minute
ARTIST: Audiobooks
LABEL: Heavenly
IN A SENTENCE: A simply perfect statement of deranged pop; funny, catchy, with surprises up every alley; Evangeline Ling is the shamanic pop provocateur we need, and beatmaker-in-chief David Wrench is the warlock we don't deserve.

2.
TITLE: Love is the Key to the City
ARTIST: Jockstrap
LABEL: Kaya Kaya
IN A SENTENCE: A sparkling clusterfuck of ol' Hollywood strings, PC Music sugar-rush pop and Mario Kart fantasia.

3.
TITLE: In A Poem Unlimited
ARTIST: U.S Girls
LABEL: 4AD
IN A SENTENCE: Velvet vocal hooks meet blistering space-funk on this wild …

END OF YEAR ROUNDUP: TOP TEN TRACKS OF THE YEAR

Greetings one and all. As 2018 exits stage left, we begin our roundup of the year that saw us come into existence. Many things have come, many things have gone, but as we look back on the year these 10 songs remain the best things to grace our ears. They are unordered.

Song: THE FUTURE OF HISTORY
Artist: TROPICAL FUCK STORM
Label: Mistletone / TFS Records
In a sentence: Filthy Aussie buggers, feral in their descriptions of Gary Kasaparov and Deep Blue's amazing duels of the 90s.


Song: 
HAYLEY
Artist: JOCKSTRAP
Label: Kaya Kaya Records
In a sentence: Glorious, glorious pop tones; Super Mario, 'Sunset Boulevard' and PC Music rolled into one.


Song: CONSTELLATION
Artist: SZUN WAVES
Label: The Leaf Label
In a sentence: Transportative free jazz from one of the best jazz combos in the Big Smoke.


Song: THE BOOMBOX AFFAIR
Artist: PARANOID LONDON
Label: s/r
In a sentence: Latest Paranoid London song, and it's plain to see that they're filthy and groovy and thunderous as ever.


Song: ONLY ACTI…

BACK FROM SUMMER HIBERNATION: WHAT HAVE WE MISSED

Greetings, ahoy, it is us. SEE YOU MATE has been dormant for the Summer months, but take this as warm hibernation and not a cold and brutal death. Issue 2 is in production and our quest continues.

During our absense, music still happened. Non-stop. We have fallen behind and are only just catching up, but here's a playlist of our favourite songs that caught us napping

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HEAR! Jerskin Fendrix, the greatest show. SEE! Gazelle Twin's folk horror depravity in all it's dayglo glory. WITNESS! Black Midi and their many, many contortions.

READ SEE YOU MATE vol. 1 NOW!

It's like I drunk myself sober
I get better as I get older

Salutations one and all.

We now have only a handful left of physical copies, and believe that sharing the magazine online for all to see is long overdue.

Read our interviews with favourites Goat Girl, Warmduscher, Madonnatron, Peeping Drexels, Honkies, Go Chi Minh, and Ye Nuns, as well as the rest of our maiden voyage into the print frontier.

We now squirrel away into our secret lair, SW20, and work on the difficult second. More details to follow.

Get in touch if you want to join our league of co-conspirators.


You can pick up one of the last few copies at seeyoumate.bigcartel.com

interview: WELCOME TO WHALE CITY... AND WIPE YOUR FEET ON THE WAY IN. WARMDUSCHER INTERVIEWED.

"I woke up this morning. I carved her name into my arm, kissed her on the cheek and said goodbye forever. No bags packed. No round-trip tickets. I’m heading straight to Whale City, where they’re all going to know my name. I see the lights off this full tank of gas. I watch these flames burn in the distance. I’m coming home. These golden rings will see me through and the dust is going to fill my lungs. My hands, bruised and bleeding from the constant pounding of the dashboard. Here it goes. Whale City.”

Gearing up for the release to the follow up to 2015’s under the radar classic ‘Khaki Tears’, we talk ‘Whale City’ with garage-scronk madcaps Warmduscher.

There are very few powers as raw, uninhibited or ferocious as that possessed by Warmduscher. The quintet are the bastard lovechild of Clams Baker and The Witherer (Paranoid London), Lightnin’ Jack and The Saulcano (Fat White Family) and Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Childhood). Whilst their sound falls firmly within the realms of boo…