Psymon Spine – Jumprope

Fusing psychedelic pop and the deep grooves of dance music, Psymon Spine’s music oozes with melodic hugeness. New album Charismatic Megafauna explores a pot pourri of sounds ranging from disco to early techno and motorik’s incessant pulse. Latest single Jumprope offers vocalist Sabine Holler’s pithy commentary on city life over a driving beat and funk-inspired bassline that calls to mind LCD Soundsystem and Talking Heads.  Stream it … Continue reading Psymon Spine – Jumprope

Introducing >>> NASDAQ

With Dow Jones on guitar and vocals, JP Morgan on organ and Goldman Sacks on drums, mysterious trio NASDAQ play a stripped-down form of ‘profit punk’ inspired by their love of greed, excess and financial exploitation making them the perfect band for the post-truth world. Their first ‘IPO’ as a new unit is aptly entitled, Young Professional and is well worth a listen. Stream the two … Continue reading Introducing >>> NASDAQ

New Video: Squid – Narrator

Squid have announced details of their debut album, Bright Green Field, which will be released on 7th May via Warp Records. Alongside this news, the band have shared the official video for the first single, Narrator, which ricochets from funk strut to screeching chaos via the melodic touch of guest vocalist Martha Skye Murphy. Watch all eight plus minutes of it here.   Continue reading New Video: Squid – Narrator

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’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Time to finish off our reflections on the past twelve months. Here are my own choices for ten favourite tunes that soundtracked lockdown and those life saving dog walks with the gold medal winning picnic thief. 10 Man of Moon – Strangers The long awaited (by me anyway) return of Scottish duo Man of Moon was amply rewarded by their brilliant single Strangers using heavy … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

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

Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 4 (25-1)

Here is the final part of this year’s countdown of our favourite tunes of 2020. Many thanks to MM stalwarts Chris T Popper and Dr Roddy (whose personal selections will come in the next couple of days) and to anyone who has read / listened and discovered something new in a year that truly sucked. Happy New Year and here’s to a better 2021.   … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 4 (25-1)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 3 (50-26)

Here is part 3 of our countdown of our favourite 100 songs of 2020.   50 Peel Dream Magazine – Emotional Devotion Creator   49 Slow Weather – Great White Male   48 Blackbird & Crow – The Witch That Could Not Be Burned   47 Frances of Delirium – Quit Fucking Around   46 Adia Victoria – South Gotta Change   45 Dream Wife … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 3 (50-26)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)

Here is the second part of our countdown of our favourite 100 songs of 2020.   75 Protomartyr – Worm in Heaven   74 Flat Worms – The Aughts   73 IDLES – Mr Motivator   72 Bee Bee Sea – Day Ripper   71 TRAAMS – Greyhound   70 Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)   69 Songhoy Blues – Badala   68 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)