Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

Speedy Wunderground have made more than a name for themselves releasing a series of brilliant one-off 7″/digital singles. And after their longest ever COVID enforced break they are back with a bang  with the 35th single ready to be unleashed. In their strong tradition of new/unlikely collaborations the new single Wrong Party is a collaboration between acclaimed Polish superstar Brodka and in-house Speedy band Scottibrains … Continue reading Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

DZ Deathrays’ latest single is a huge guitar anthem titled All or Nothing, and is lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 (set for release on 9th July). Coated in classic DZ Deathrays punk attitude, the single demands attention for exactly what the trio do best: towering layers of guitar and heavy rock and roll riffs! Play loud. Continue reading DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

The Underground Youth – For You Are The One

The Underground Youth, Manchester-born, Berlin-based group led by Craig Dyer have shared For You Are The One, the latest single to be lifted from their forthcoming album, The Falling due out 12th March on Fuzz Club Records. Their new record sees the band trade their visceral post-punk melancholy for a more refined and stripped-back sound that, instead, enters the world of romantic, shadowy folk-noir. Stream … Continue reading The Underground Youth – For You Are The One

Mad Mackerel Recommends… DEADLETTER

Hailing from Yorkshire, and now South London rooted, DEADLETTER channel the droll fury of The Fall and the lopsided rhythm of Gang of Four into a strain of vehement post-punk, exploring the darker side of existence through a lens of narrative-driven levity. We originally missed last year’s excellent debut single Good Old Days, and the follow-up Fit For Work. The new single is Fall of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… DEADLETTER

New Video: Venus Furs – New Inspirations

Canadian psych-gazer, Paul Kasner aka Venus Furs was kind enough to send a vinyl copy of his excellent self-titled debut album all the way across the pond to us late last year, and also made an appearance in our best of the year lists with Page Before. He has a new video for the track New Inspiration, which he describes as “a late-night, moody song about … Continue reading New Video: Venus Furs – New Inspirations

Teen Creeps – Fall Out

Fresh from an appearance in our Best of Year listings, and in particular Chris T Popper’s tunes of 2020, Belgian indie rockers Teen Creeps are getting ready to drop their sophomore album Forever in a few days time via [PIAS] Recordings. Before that they are releasing new single Fall Out today – another catchy slab of punked-up indie rock that should please fans of Cloud Nothings, … Continue reading Teen Creeps – Fall Out

She/Beast – In The Depths Of Misery

She/Beast is a project of MM faves Arre! Arre!’s vocalist and bassist Katja Nielsen. A result of lockdown and restrictions, and needing an outlet for dealing with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder after a decade of suffering from it, she has put together two EPs mixing lo-fi rock and goth gloom with growling bass and scuzzy guitars. Titled In the Depths of Misery and This Too … Continue reading She/Beast – In The Depths Of Misery

Cool Ghouls New Album: At George’s Zoo

The Cool Ghouls are marking their tenth anniversary with the release of a new album At George’s Zoo. A heady brew of garage jangle, psychedelia and Americana, listen to the first taste in the shape of Helpless Circumstance. The album is out on the 12th March and you can click through on the Bandcamp link to pre-order.   Continue reading Cool Ghouls New Album: At George’s Zoo

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Nathan Hall & The Sinister Locals

Nathan Hall & The Sinister Locals are a Cardiff based psychedelic collective blending guitars, analogue synths, gizmos, haunted house organs, sound effects, beats and magic realist lyrics. in November they released a 22 track double album called On The Blink and have followed it up with a new three track release this week called New Eyes EP. The opening title track really is rather good … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Nathan Hall & The Sinister Locals