New Single From Bee Bee Sea

We loved Bee Bee Sea’s This Dog Is The King Of Losers back in January 2018 – a full on riffola of psych infused garage rock stomp. The Italian band are back with a new long player Day Ripper, out on 9th October, and have shared the first single Daily Jobs which is another excellent track chock full of frenzied riffs, sharp tempo shifts, melodic … Continue reading New Single From Bee Bee Sea

Black Mountain – What’s Your Conquest

Black Mountain have shared a new standalone single titled What’s Your Conquest? Although separate from their new album, Destroyer, released earlier this year via Jagjaguwar, What’s Your Conquest? makes a might fine companion piece, being in-step with the same vivacious energy, and features some pretty lively guitar and surging synths. Stream it here.     Continue reading Black Mountain – What’s Your Conquest

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Organ Farmer Video

Australia’s marvellous King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are soon to release their fifteenth studio album – Infest The Rats’ Nest – on August 16 (ATO Records). Released just six months after the uplifting blues-rock boogie of Fishing For Fishes, and drawing on the mid/late 1980s golden period of thrash metal – Metallica and Slayer, certainly, but also lesser-cited bands such as Exodus, Kreator and Overkill … Continue reading King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Organ Farmer Video

Black Mountain – Licensed To Drive

Always a happy event in the MM household when a new Black Mountain record appears on the horizon. Their new single is Licensed To Drive, from their forthcoming album, Destroyer, due May 24th via Jagjaguwar. In the words of the band’s Stephen McBean “A riff in A flat and some Neu / Nugent / Newman Motorik hustle. Was the vacation better than the journey or … Continue reading Black Mountain – Licensed To Drive

Dinosaur Pile-Up Share Back Foot

Dinosaur Pile-Up have released their brand new single Back Foot. The song is the second to be taken from their forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions, released on June 7th via Parlophone Records. Back Foot takes the slacker rock template and applies a coating of gonzo heavy metal, resulting in the most fun combination of guitar, bass and drums you’ve heard in an age. Watch the … Continue reading Dinosaur Pile-Up Share Back Foot

Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

An absolute overload of stonking new tunes this week…including the returns of Black Mountain, The Black Keys and Clinic and a stunning Iggy & The Stooges cover… in Spanish. Enjoy! The Claque – Hush Black Mountain – Future Shade The Black Keys – Lo/Hi Clinic – Rubber Bullets A.A. Bondy – Images Of Love The Coathangers – The Devil You Know The National – You … Continue reading Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

We’re counting down our favourite songs of the past ten years. Here are numbers 70-61. 70 Water Liars – Swannanoa (2015) A melancholy story of searching and loss, of heroin and girls with stutters, of cowardice and looking death in the face. No one does this stuff as well as Water Liars.   69 Goodnight, Texas – Jesse Got Trapped In A Coalmine (2012)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 7)

Our favourite 200 songs of the past ten years… numbers 90 – 81. 90 Great American Canyon Band – Undertow (2016)   An epic of yearning Americana and cinematic, shoegazing guitars that combine to stunning effect.   89 Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Stranger Dig (2009)   Raucous mix of heavy rock and psychedelic blues. Heavy drumming – check, big riff – check – rough vocals … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 7)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Dead Meadow – Keep Your Head

Dead Meadow will be releasing a new album, The Nothing They Need  on 30th March in the UK. They have just shared their first single, Keep Your Head, which perfectly exemplifies the band’s unique marriage of Sabbath riffs, dreamy layers of guitar-fuzz bliss, and singer Jason Simon’s melodic croon. Dive in…   Continue reading Dead Meadow – Keep Your Head