Du Blonde – I’m Glad That We Broke Up (featuring Ezra Furman)

I’m Glad That We Broke Up is the new single from Du Blonde’s upcoming album Homecoming, which sees a release on the 2nd April. The record is a refreshing taste of pop-grungery and features a range of guests including Shirley Manson, Andy Bell (Ride/Oasis), Ezra Furman, The Farting Suffragettes, and members of Girl Ray and Tunng. This single features Ezra Furman and is the pair’s take … Continue reading Du Blonde – I’m Glad That We Broke Up (featuring Ezra Furman)

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

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)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

Here are favourite tracks of the year in our usual countdown style, from 100 down to 1, in four parts and sharing over the next few days. Enjoy. 100 No Age – Turned To String   99 The Smoke Fairies – Elevator   98 Hallan – Modern England   97 Ben de la Cour – God’s Only Son   96 The Gabbard Brothers – Too … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

New 7″ From Bass Drum Of Death

Bass Drum of Death have announced a forthcoming 7-inch with two new songs, Too Cold to Hold and Wait, to be released digitally November 20th and on vinyl January 8th via Muscle Beach Records. The band is sharing the A side, a grinding garage stomper with a gripping hook and slinking groove reminiscent of the infectious urgency heard in their early studio work. Stream it … Continue reading New 7″ From Bass Drum Of Death

The Paranoyds – Pet Cemetery

The Paranoyds are a band fuelled by campy horror movies and garage rock — this is more evident than ever on their new seven-inch, beginning with the ominous organ filled opening of A-side Pet Cemetery. Check out the sound of off-kilter keys alongside a chugging guitar line, and expansive experiments. It is an unofficial Halloween anthem for underworld romance. Stream it below and click through … Continue reading The Paranoyds – Pet Cemetery