Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

  Whitney are back with a loving tribute to songs that have been formative and lasting to the entire band, in new singles Take Me Home, Country Roads and SWV’s 90s R&B track Rain, out on 28th May via Secretly Canadian. The songs are the band’s first output since the release of their excellent second album, last year’s Forever Turned Around. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee joins … Continue reading Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

In advance of the release of That’s Why We’re Running Away, the new album from the Roadside Graves, their first new music for five years, we recently shared the excellent album opener Sit So Close. Last Friday, the record was officially released and so that seems more than enough reason to share two more tracks from the record, which on first few listens, is just another … Continue reading Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

Australian born songwriter Emma Swift, is set to release her new album Blonde On The Tracks – a reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan songs on 14th August on Tiny Ghost Records. The album features a few guest appearances including from Robyn Hitchcock, Thayer Serrano, and Jon Estes. The record was born out of crisis, a fact Swift doesn’t deny: “The idea for the album … Continue reading Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

Introducing >>> Desmerelda

Hailing from Bromley in Kent, Desmerelda have just released an excellent new single titled Welcome to the Establishment (which could not really be a more topical title given the astonishing arrogance and contempt for the public displayed by the country’s real PM Dominic Cummings.) Anyway, at least we have this furious, fizzing slab of raw, unbridled punk rock to jump around to – it sits … Continue reading Introducing >>> Desmerelda

IDLES – Mr. Motivator

IDLES have shared a brilliant, battering ram of a new track Mr. Motivator – the first preview of their highly anticipated third LP due out later this year. The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that’s become the band’s signature, yet here more than ever they’re able to take clichés and turn them into music that’s deeply complex and brutally relevant. … Continue reading IDLES – Mr. Motivator

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Skullcrusher

Skullcrusher is not, as you might expect, some black metal band from Scandinavia, but instead LA-based songwriter Helen Ballentine. She will release her debut four track EP via Secretly Canadian on the 26th June and the stunning Places/Plans is the lead from it, a sparse and gorgeously intimate song that is all the more powerful and compelling for its minimalist arrangement. Listen below and you can … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Skullcrusher

Like A Motorcycle – Wide Awake & Idols

Four-piece Like A Motorcycle hail from Halifax, Nova Scotia and have a new album, Dead Broke, out soon. Wide Awake is the fizzing, urgent second single from it, about waking up between a past stained with unhealthy choices and a future of bleak dystopian uncertainty. It follows the sub-two minute blast of lead single Idols, a savage, old school punk anthem critiquing those we blindly … Continue reading Like A Motorcycle – Wide Awake & Idols

Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh Announce All The Ways You Sing In The Dark EP

Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh have announced details of their EP All The Ways You Sing In The Dark, out August 28 on Nettwerk, and released lead single Call Me When You Land. Despite being friends for just three years and this being their first collaboration, Nashville-based Old Sea Brigade – aka Atlanta native Ben Cramer – and LA-based Londoner Luke Sital-Singh wrote most of … Continue reading Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh Announce All The Ways You Sing In The Dark EP

Venus Furs – Page Before

Venus Furs, the moniker of Montreal’s Paul Kasner, has announced the release of his upcoming self-titled LP out 10th July via Silk Screaming Records. With this announcement comes this blazing new single, Page Before, a seven minute plus epic of garage-psych glory driven on a bass driven riff that builds and builds to a crescendo, with delayed noise solos matched in performance with panning, for … Continue reading Venus Furs – Page Before