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)

A Festive Round-Up

Here is a nice selection of ten new festive tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit. Kick off with Calexico, who have shared their version of John & Yoko’s classic Happy Xmas (War Is Over).   Porridge Radio sign off the year with the release of their original Christmas song The Last Time I Saw You (O Christmas) via Secretly Canadian.   Nashville indie outfit Creature … Continue reading A Festive Round-Up

MM Recommends… Houseghost

Dayton, Ohio-based lo-fi punk. brother and sister fronted band Houseghost embodies everything that is good about this time of year. They’re the kind of ooky siblings who celebrate Halloween all year round, and they have released the perfect self-titled soundtrack for the season via Rad Girlfriend Records. The record is out now – thirteen tracks of power-pop-punk that is best played loud at the witching … Continue reading MM Recommends… Houseghost

DZ Deathrays – Fired Up

Australian party punks DZ Deathrays’ fifth studio album Positive Rising: Part 2 will be released Friday 9th July 2021 via Alcopop! Records here in the UK and IOHYOU Down Under. It is quite a way away, but the trio have dropped their explosive new single Fired Up as the official first taste of it, accompanied by a nicely trippy animated video.   Continue reading DZ Deathrays – Fired Up

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