New Album From Quiet Hollers

Quiet Hollers have announced a new album Amen Breaks, a record that draws parallels with the cultural crossovers and the anxieties of the 1970s, a decade marred by division, political corruption, and terrorism. Long standing MM faves (they delivered our second favourite tune of 2015), the band have expanded their shape-shifting palate to include vintage drum machines and samples. On Amen Breaks, Quiet Hollers raise questions … Continue reading New Album From Quiet Hollers

MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

  The first of our four individual listings comes from The Italian Job – she of the detailed spreadsheets and punk rock outlook. Listen on Spotify here. 20. Underworld – I Exhale   19. The Wave Pictures – Pool Hall   18. Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   17. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   16. Terry Malts – Used To Be   … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

New From Quiet Hollers

With their mix of yearning alt-country and literary indie rock, Quiet Hollers featured large in our best of 2015 lists, and now we are excited to learn they have announced a brand new single, the gorgeous Broken Guitar. It is the first new song they’ve shared since their brilliant eponymous debut album that came out in October. Listen below, it is a hazy, harmony-filled heartbreaker and reminds us exactly why … Continue reading New From Quiet Hollers

Festive Fayre (23): Quiet Hollers

Having proved themselves to be one of our bands of the year in our Best Of lists, it seems entirely appropriate that today’s Festive Fayre offering comes from Quiet Hollers. They have shared their cover of Nightmare River Band’s Christmas tune, First Christmas. All proceeds from the sale and publishing of the song (so please do buy it) will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research … Continue reading Festive Fayre (23): Quiet Hollers

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

And so here is the final personal Top Twenty of the year. This time it is my turn! Another twelve months neatly wrapped up and delivered for your listening pleasure and here’s to 2016… 20. Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc An apocalyptic, “end-is-nigh” rolling, country rock anthem. Pure poetry with the best coda to a song I heard all year, “shed a tear for the books … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our Best of the Year posts are coming to a close and for the penultimate list we hand over to the ever fragrant Mrs Mackerel. Over to you Mrs M… Another year banked. As ever, I look at my list and think yes, there are some that are keepers and others that maybe were just a mirage. A little like life really.   20 The … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS T POPPER’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our third personal Top Ten comes from ever-present contributor Chris T Popper… Another set of mighty fine tunes…   20 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go 19 Songhoy Blues – Soubour 18 Assed Out – Bueno 17 Houndmouth – Sedona 16 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin 15 Abandoned Delta – I Never Lived In New Orleans 14 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres 13 … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: CHRIS T POPPER’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Here we go then, our final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2015, with no fewer than three artists managing two entries in the top 25 this year! And don’t forget you can see the other 75 choices here (100-75), here (75-51) and here (50-26). Enjoy. 25 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams   24 Tracy Thorn – Goodbye Joe (2015 re-issue)   23 Calexico – Follow … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1

Here are our favourite albums of 2015. 15 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   14 Joe Ely – Panhandle Rambler   13 Low – Ones And Sixes   12 James McMurtry – Complicated Game   11 Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy   10 Quiet Hollers – Quiet Hollers   9 Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie   8 Ezra Furman – Perpetual … Continue reading MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 15-1