New Video: Skullcrusher – Day Of Show

We’ve already shared Skullcrusher’s gorgeous Places/Plans just a few days back, taken from her upcoming self-titled EP from Secretly Canadian. Now we have the video for the equally stunning Day of Show, a melancholic masterpiece that hovers and sways with eerie, fragmented yearning and is just divine in its fragile haziness. Watch it here.     Continue reading New Video: Skullcrusher – Day Of Show

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

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

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

The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Last month, with what seems very little fanfare, longstanding MM faves The Cave Singers released a new collection of Demos & B-Sides via Bandcamp. To our shame we also noticed they’d released a new EP at the tail end of 2019 too. So better late than never here is the backwoods campfire singalong of At The Rig and the yearning country of Katydid from the Demos … Continue reading The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Phoebe Bridgers – I See You

Last month, Phoebe Bridgers confirmed details of her second solo album, Punisher, to be released via Dead Oceans on the 19th June. She has shared another song from the album. Originally entitled ICU the song’s spelling has been changed to I See You for its release on digital platforms – for fairly obvious reasons. She says of the song, “It’s about my breakup with my … Continue reading Phoebe Bridgers – I See You

Introducing >>> Cinder Well

A member of anarchist folk project Blackbird Raum, American songwriter Amelia Baker’s time on the circuit with Irish trad-punk group Lankum eventually led her to a small settlement in County Clare, and to her music as Cinder Well, where echoes of quarantine, isolation, and madness in small town Ireland inform her upcoming album No Summer. Original songs boldly rub shoulders with careful reworkings of those of … Continue reading Introducing >>> Cinder Well

Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

It has been four years since we last featured the noirish Americana of Ben de la Cour, and eight years since we first featured him. He has a new album just out, Shadow Land which we’re enjoying a hell of a lot. The record is jam-packed with soul-bearing songs about loss, danger, addiction and longing. It is a darkly beautiful meditation on what it means to … Continue reading Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land