And so we bring our round up of favourite songs, albums, covers, and guilty pleasures to a close with the final “best of” post, Mad Mackerel’s own top twenty. 20 Kye Alfred Hillig – My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat . 19 Parquet Courts – Black And… Read More Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty
Here are our favourite twenty albums of 2014. Don’t forget to check out numbers 40 – 21 here. 20 Together PANGEA – Badillac . 19 Meatbodies – Meatbodies . 18 Strand of Oaks – Heal . 17 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing . 16 Eagulls – Eagulls . 15 Happyness – Weird… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2014: Part 2
Day four of five – reaching the top of the MM charts for 2014. Here are our favourites from 40 down to 21. 40 Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 39 Dead Fingers – Twisted . 38 Alt J – Left Hand Free . 37 Screaming Females – Ripe . 36 Sleaford Mods –… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 40 -21
Taking a break from the countdown of our favourite 100 songs of the year to bring you five new excellent videos from some MM faves – Hurray For The Riff Raff (who will be featuring in the top 100 shortly), Fat White Family, Cheatahs, Mini Mansions and an excellent live video from Dr. Dog. Enjoy.… Read More New Videos: Hurray For The Riff Raff || Fat White Family || Cheatahs || Dr. Dog || Mini Mansions
1. Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home 2. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows 3. Hollis Brown – Wait For Me Virginia 4. Diarrhea Planet – Heatwave 5. Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover) 6. Field Report – Marigolden . . . .… Read More Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love .… Read More Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)
Here is Hurray For The Riff Raff performing a gorgeous version of album standout The Body Electric on Letterman. . .
A little like our own Laura Marling, Alynda Lee Segarra (who is to all intents and purposes Hurray For The Riff Raff) is a supremely talented young songwriter who, with each successive release, seems able to defy expectations and improve yet further on all that she has done before. Her songs possess that undefinable, and all… Read More Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes
Some cracking videos for you today from Hurray for the Riff Raff, John Grant, The Grisly Hand Have Gun Will Travel, and the excellently named Radar Men From The Moon. . . . . . .
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu … you know the rest. I’m off to skip over the mountains, Swiss Outpost, but I do promise to Skype… Anyway (surely one of my favourite refrains?), it’s a New Year and time for me to bid goodbye to TFI and my Friday night soubriquet. With a few gig… Read More Mrs Mackerel’s Last TFI Friday (11th January)