VIDEO: Ducktails – Surreal Exposure

Matthew Mondanile (Real Estate) solo career as Ducktails gets better and better with each new release. From hypnagogic woozy lo-fi beginnings to the excellent refined indie pop of The Flower Lane Mondanile seems to be on a quest to refine his sound to sparkling effervescent melancholic pop songs. On the evidence here, from his upcoming St Catherine LP (July 28th), he’s getting closer and closer. Here … Continue reading VIDEO: Ducktails – Surreal Exposure

NEW MUSIC: Ducktails – Headbanging In The Mirror

Matthew Mondanile’s (Real Estate) side project Ducktails can’t really be called that anymore. Now he’s on the verge of releasing his fifth solo album St. Catherine which features guest vocals from Julia Holter and James Ferraro. It follows The Flower Lane, one of our favourite albums of 2013 and Ducktails’ finest to date. Below you can hear ‘Headbanging In The Mirror.’ 1. The Disney Afternoon 2. … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Ducktails – Headbanging In The Mirror


2013 was a pretty strong year for music. From the established artists hitting their late-period straps to newcomers breathing new life into old forms, it felt like a year where a whole range of styles rose to the top. There were plenty of surprises with new albums appearing out of the blue from Bowie and MBV and also irritating marketing campaigns that felt like they … Continue reading FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2013


Here we are again at list time, halfway through 2013 and already there have been a swathe of great albums released. We’ve been listening to an eclectic mix of stuff as usual including dub electronica, skronking freeform saxophone, abrasive art rock, retro-leaning post punk and heartstring americana. These are the records we’ve loved the most from what we’ve heard this year. There will be others … Continue reading 2013 MID YEAR FAVOURITE ALBUMS

ALBUM REVIEW: Ducktails | The Flower Lane

by Chris Familton Ducktails is the solo project for Matt Mondanile whose regular music day job is with laid back indie guitar popsters Real Estate. As their profile has grown, so too has the level of attention Ducktails music has received as it has evolved from relatively lo-fi and fragmented beginnings to a fully fledged and comparatively slick form as evidenced by the exceptional new … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Ducktails | The Flower Lane