It’s been three years since we posted about Chicago’s The Hudson Branch and back then it was a Wilco cover. Now we have a free download of their new track Pedal, which is all their own work and lovely slice of Americana infused alt-pop to boot. Grab it here. .
It is always good to come across a local band with imagination and promise in equal measure. And so it is with Oxford’s four-piece Orange Vision, who take the best of classic 90s indie and shoegaze and twist it around post punk, glam rock and a touch of psychedelia to produce reverb drenched, melodic pop anthems with… Read More MM Shorts 751: Orange Vision
When writing the follow up to 2012’s The Crow Mother and 2013’s The Westering, Wickerbird (aka Blake Cowan) secluded himself in a trailer on Washington’s Mount Rainier and found inspiration in the forest and even recorded some of nature’s own notes, recording them and featuring them on his new album, The Leaf Maker, out September… Read More New Album From Wickerbird
Time for one of our sporadic video round up posts. Lots of new musical films and songs to enjoy – here are a selection of some of our favourites from Fidlar and the Sewer Rats to Samantha Crain and Ruby The Rabbitfoot via Du Blonde and all stops inbetween. . . . . . . .… Read More Video Round Up
To play a Fly Golden Eagle record, is to hear a few different things at once. You’ll hear the stomp-heavy drama of T. Rex. You’ll hear the swirling colours and textures of The Doors. You’ll even hear a growl of punk rock mixed effortlessly with the choral echoes of the gospel church. And it is all of… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… Fly Golden Eagle
Melodic drone-punk trio Feature from London are reissuing their previously sold-out cassette through Brisbane label, Ruined Smile on 1st August. We’re not sure but we have a sneaking suspicion that the band contains one of our favourite PR people too… Anyway, featuring three tracks from the Culture of the Copy EP and two tracks from… Read More MM Shorts 750: Feature
Back in February we posted Cornish three-piece Lost Dawn’s excellent track Count On Me and now the band are back with another excellent single, Electrify – a slice of scuzzy, psych-rock that melds an experimental flavour with classic pop sensibilities and a soupçon of glam-rock. Stream it here. .
The Bulls, Anna Bulbrook of The Airborne Toxic Event (and sometimes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes) and Marc Sallis of The Duke Spirit, have shared Small Problems, the title track off their new record Small Problems, in advance of a full EP on August 28th (via Diet Pink Records). Born from a shared love of… Read More MM Shorts 749: The Bulls
On July 31, Amazon Music will release Amazon Acoustics, a playlist of cover songs and original music from more than 30 artists. The latest song to be shared from it is Deer Tick’s Grandfather Song, which was was originally a demo for 2013 album Negativity. While it didn’t make the final cut for the record, John McCauley… Read More Deer Tick – Grandfather Song
We’ve already posted Stalker, the flip side to I Hear Voices by Brooklyn’s neo-psych rockers Sunflower Bean. Now here is the A side in all its hazy, spring-heeled glory that is making good on all the hype the band are generating. Stream it here. .