More From Emma Ruth Rundle

Here is a second track from Emma Ruth Rundle’s forthcoming long player Marked For Death which is out at the end of September.

Protection is a track that juxtaposes a haunting melody against swathes of guitar noise to create something that is as vulnerable as it is powerful.

Have a listen.


MM Shorts 873: Tyrannamen


Melbourne’s Tyrannamen are set to release their debut self-titled album on London’s Static Shock Records on 23rd September.

Full of ramshackle yet instantly catchy punk rock but with a soulful and rock ’n’ roll underbelly, it sits somewhere between Alex Chilton, Royal Headache and Irish power pop kings The Moondogs.

Check out I Can’t Read Your Mind below.


Mad Mackerel Recommends… Raccoon Fighter

Raccoon Fighter

Queens, NY-based trio Raccoon Fighter has shared a second single, Adderall, marking the release of their new EP Hover Craft.

A blend of polished punk, psychedelia and lo-fi, fuzzy, garage bliss, it is a follow up to the excellent LVLR.

Listen to both below.



Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAfter a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.

It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.

So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.

  1. Pop. 1280 – Pulse
  2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. The Growlers – City Club
  4. Angel Olsen – Sister
  5. Magic Trick – First Thought
  6. Shilpa Ray – Paisley
  7. The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
  8. Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
  9. No Age – Separation
  10. Cory Hanson – Ordinary People











Another From Hazel English

A couple of days ago we posted about Hazel English’s upcoming EP of delightfully blurry indie-pop, Never Going Home.

Now we have a brand new track from it, I’m Fine is a dreamily, ethereal song about dealing with anxiety. She says, “It’s about struggling with something nobody else can see and trying to act like everything’s fine, when it’s really not.”

Find out for yourself – stream it here.


Hazel English – New EP

Hazel English is a 25-year-old Oakland-based artist who makes beautifully blurry indie-pop music powered by transcendent melodies and caked in layers of Californian sunshine and redolent reverb.

We featured tracks from her a couple of times last year and she has now announced her debut 12-inch vinyl EP, Never Going Home, collating a brilliant snap-shot of her DIY creations to date.

Those that have followed her ascendance through the blogosphere so far will recognise the title track, but to commemorate this EP announcement it’s now complete with an accompanying video trailing her mountaintop journey through local idyls.

Watch/listen below.


Video Time

Time for some new vids methinks.

So sit back and enjoy ten musical films from the likes of Slowcoaches, Freakwater, Dead Heavens, The Two Tracks, Dawes, Dan Michelson & The Coastguards, Hans Chew and Ed Harcourt amongst others.












MM Shorts 871: Luxury Death

Luxury Death is the brainchild of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson (from Nai Harvest) and Meg Williams.

They deliver hauntingly bittersweet lo-fi indie rock songs influenced by knowing that one day you are going to die.

Radiator Face is the very good debut single – stream it below.


Jacuzzi Boys – Boys Like Blood

Jacuzzi Boys

Miami, FL trio The Jacuzzi Boys will release their fourth album, Ping Pong, on October 21 on their own label, Mag Mag.

The band relocated to the West Coast for an extended period to make the album, holing up in an LA studio where some of the album was written. The first single from Ping Pong is Boys Like Blood, powered by thick, fuzzed-out guitars and a big chorus it packs a satisfyingly crunchy wallop.

Have a listen.


New From Ezra Furman

Perfect pop polymath Ezra Furman is back with a powerful new song The Refugee, taken from his Big Fugitive Life EP out this Friday via Bella Union.

The song concerns Furman’s Jewish background and is dedicated to his grandfather who fled the Nazi’s, as well as current day refugees. Having just returned from a hugely moving and affecting visit to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam this one has even more resonance for us at the moment.

We dedicate this record to refugees of all kinds, all over the world. May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and and may those with power welcome them as fellow citizens of humanity.