MM Shorts 829: Russian Baths

Ambulance is the debut single from Brooklyn’s Russian Baths.

It is a powerful slab of noise-rock that undulates and rolls under the spell of swelling guitars and pummelling percussion.

Most gratifying. Listen below.


Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAnother bumper round-up of new releases for you this morning. From the return of The Kills to Sturgill Simpson to the always brilliant Black Mountain by way of BEAK>. Ten new tracks – enjoy!

  1. Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
  2. Black Mountain – Florian Saucer Attack
  3. BEAK> – Timeshare
  4. Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  5. The Kills – Doing It To Death
  6. Fear Of Men – Island
  7. Eskimeaux – WTF
  8. Littler – Phantom Limb
  9. Yung – Pills
  10. Greys – No Star












Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekHere is the selection from the Mad Mackerel jury for our choice cuts from the past seven days. Enjoy.

  1. Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun
  2. Rogue Wave – What Is Left To Solve
  3. The Castillians – Come What May
  4. Witching Waves – Pitiless
  5. La Sera – I Need An Angel
  6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man
  7. Purling Hiss – My My My
  8. DZ Deathrays – Blood On My Leather











RiP: Lemmy

RIP Lemmy

“Very basic music – loud, fast, city, raucous, arrogant, paranoid, speed-freak rock n roll. It will be so loud that if we move in next door to you, your lawn will die”.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister  ||  1945 -2015  ||  Born to lose, lived to win.





Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekOur final round up in 2015 of all those newly fresh and minted tracks that we’ve gathered up from the past week is one of the best of the whole year. Here are twelve songs which you really need to hear..

  1. Kurt Vile – Pretty Boy
  2. Ezra Furman – The Prisoner
  3. Those Darlins – Female Trouble (Divine cover)
  4. Cian Nugent – Lost Your Way
  5. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Nobody Dies
  6. The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed
  7. Hiss Golden Messenger – Wish I Had Not Said That
  8. Fraser A. Gorman – Skyscraper Skyline Blues
  9. John Murry – Holocaust (Big Star cover)
  10. Jaill – Port Of Call
  11. Kal Marks – Dorothy
  12. Jehnny Beth + Julian Casablancas – Boy/Girl














RiP: Philthy Phil Taylor

Philly Phil Taylor || Moorhead || 1954 - 2015

Philthy Phil Taylor || Motorhead || 1954 – 2015



Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 8)

Nickel In The Jukebox

Our eighth collection of ten tunes for the virtual jukebox – give them a spin and decide hit… or miss.


Passport To Stockholm – Let Me Know  [RIYL: Indie-folk, Lanterns on the Lake, Loch Lomond]


Ripper – On The Curb  [RIYL: Punk, Germs, Dead Kennedys]


Trotting Bear – Hesitate  [RIYL: Folk, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine]


Bad Sounds – Avalanche  [RIYL: Indie-pop, Hot Chip, The Virgins]


Estrons – Make A Man  [RIYL: Indie-punk, Blood Red Shoes, The Kills]


The Goldhearts – Here’s The Thing  [RIYL: Alternative rock, The Breeders, Veruca Salt]


B/U/B/B – Hate Culture  [RIYL: Noise-rock, The Melvins, Queens of the Stoneage]


Plant Tribe – Croakin’  [RIYL: Acid rock, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead]


Go Deep – Designated  [RIYL: Hardcore stomp, Beastie Boys, Senser]


Daisy Chains – Bye Babe  [RIYL: Indie-pop, Best Coast, Colleen Green]


Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol 6)

Nickel In The Jukebox

After a bit of a gap due to too much life interrupting, we’re back with instalment 6 of Nickel In The Jukebox. Ten new songs, you decide how good they are…


Miners – Better Instincts  [RIYL: Folk-rock, Lord Huron, The Head And The Heart]


Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu-Tang Shirt  [RIYL: Indie-rock, Wilco, Jenny Lewis]


PROM – I’ll Teach You  [RIYL: Sludge-punk, Girl Band, Jesus Lizard]


Sudakistan – Concrete Jungle  [RIYL: Garage punk, Thee Oh Sees, GOAT]


Benedict Benjamin – Thin Skin  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Tom Petty, War On Drugs]


Alnilam – When It Comes To You  [RIYL: Ambient folk, Widowspeak, Melissa Nadler]


Rob Williams – Sometimes It’s A Song  [RIYL: Acoustic folk, Elliott Smith, James Taylor]


Tiger Waves – In Your Head  [RIYL: Country-psych, The Byrds, Allah-Las]


Slow Death Lights – Dirty Chores  [RIYL: Stoner rock, Black Sabbath, Kyuss]


Hollow Hand – Chariot  [RIYL: Electric folk, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span]



MM Shorts 780: Dinosaur Pile-Up

Hard rocking trio Dinosaur Pile-Up have shared a new track from forthcoming album Eleven Eleven.

Check out the riff on Red and Purple below…


Twenty Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 2)

Following yesterday’s collection of ten excellent new tracks from the past week, here are another ten for your listening pleasure including three more cracking cover versions.

  1. Kurt Vile – Life Like This
  2. Holly Miranda – Fourth Of July (Sufjan Stevens cover)
  3. White Fang – Bong Rip
  4. The Dead Weather – Cop And Go
  5. Wavves – My Head Hurts
  6. Radkey – Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
  7. Lucern Raze – Happy & Astray
  8. Frankie Lee – Buffalo
  9. Indian Handcrafts – The Divider
  10. Ezra Furman – Androgynous (Replacements cover)