Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

Singer-songwriter and all round good egg, Joe Pug will release a new album, The Diving Sun on the 19th March. The record began as a process of collecting archived session files for a B-sides album which morphed into an obsessive remix and finally became a full-on album process with entirely new songs. The Diving Sun brings together some lost gems from various studio sessions along … Continue reading Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

Absolutely loving this new track from Ohtis featuring Stef Chura. It is the latest in Saddle Creek’s ongoing Document series, which has already shared releases from the likes of Hovvdy, Palehound, and Hand Habits. Schatze follows the release of the trio’s excellent 2019 debut album Curve of Earth and is a character study of the Selfish Antisocial Male, told primarily through the lens of band member Sam … Continue reading Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

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

Introducing >>> Painted Shrines

In 2018, longtime friends and collaborators Jeremy Earl of Woods and Glenn Donaldson of Skygreen Leopards met in Northern California to record an album under the name Painted Shrines. The album, titled Heaven and Holy, will finally see release this year, coming out on 5th March via Woodsist Records. Recorded in a week, it is a collection of hazy folk rock and drowsy psych-pop, which … Continue reading Introducing >>> Painted Shrines

Video Round Up / Catch Up

Been clearing down that overfull MM in-box in the post Christmas slump and found a few videos and tunes we missed, or never quite got round to posting. So we’re putting that right now and here they are, better late than never. Let us commence with some pretty fearsome punk blues from Scott H. Biram who released a surprise new album at the tailend of … Continue reading Video Round Up / Catch Up

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Sun June

Austin, Texas’s Sun June have shared Everything I Had, the last single from upcoming album Somewhere, out 5th February via Run for Cover and Keeled Scales. Beautifully meditative, muted, sparse guitars play around the vocals of Laura Cowell as she pines “Everything I had, I want it back“. It is a perfect showcase for the gentle sway of their country leaning pop songs seeped in melancholy, as … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Sun June

Steve Earle & The Dukes – J.T.

If ever there was an album that you wish didn’t need to be released then it is J.T., Steve Earle & The Dukes’ deeply affecting record of his son Justin Townes Earle’s songs together with one original, the moving Last Words. Earle said making the record “wasn’t cathartic as much as it was therapeutic. I made the record because I needed to. It’s the only way … Continue reading Steve Earle & The Dukes – J.T.

Chris T Popper’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Here are the annual choices of the past year’s top tuneage from the admirable Chris T Popper. 10. Protomartyr – Processed By The Boys The first song from their new album Ultimate Success Today was everything I’d been waiting for. Loud reverb with a clumping sense of doom from the ever reliable Joe Casey. He’s singing about a future so scary it can’t be that … Continue reading Chris T Popper’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Dr Roddy’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Now the dust has settled on the last fucked-up year, the inestimable Dr Roddy is the first to share his favourite tunes that saw him through lockdowns 1 and 2, and are probably sustaining him right now in lockdown 3, along with those Breakfast Club and Mannequin re-runs… So without further ado…   10 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Automation With that guitar mantra … Continue reading Dr Roddy’s Favourite Tunes of 2020