Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

Speedy Wunderground have made more than a name for themselves releasing a series of brilliant one-off 7″/digital singles. And after their longest ever COVID enforced break they are back with a bang  with the 35th single ready to be unleashed. In their strong tradition of new/unlikely collaborations the new single Wrong Party is a collaboration between acclaimed Polish superstar Brodka and in-house Speedy band Scottibrains … Continue reading Brodka & Scottibrains – Wrong Party

DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

DZ Deathrays’ latest single is a huge guitar anthem titled All or Nothing, and is lifted from their forthcoming fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 (set for release on 9th July). Coated in classic DZ Deathrays punk attitude, the single demands attention for exactly what the trio do best: towering layers of guitar and heavy rock and roll riffs! Play loud. Continue reading DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

Teen Creeps – Fall Out

Fresh from an appearance in our Best of Year listings, and in particular Chris T Popper’s tunes of 2020, Belgian indie rockers Teen Creeps are getting ready to drop their sophomore album Forever in a few days time via [PIAS] Recordings. Before that they are releasing new single Fall Out today – another catchy slab of punked-up indie rock that should please fans of Cloud Nothings, … Continue reading Teen Creeps – Fall Out

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

New Video: Shame – Nigel Hitter

Shame have shared a new song, Nigel Hitter, the latest single taken from their imminent new album Drunk Tank Pink – out 15th January via Dead Oceans. Grinding into gear via a heavy, driving bassline, the track opens up to a mesh of guitars which motor the song through its stirring hooks and explosive vocal delivery. Alongside, the band have shared a new video which … Continue reading New Video: Shame – Nigel Hitter

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

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)