Archive for the ‘Rock & Roll’ Category

LA’s The Buttertones play raucous mid-western garage by way of The Sonics and Thee Oh Sees, fronted by your favourite b-movie anti-hero with the rockabilly stomp of The Cramps washed down with a whisky chaser. In short, they’re the sleaze of Hollywood condensed into 120 seconds.

Watch the video for the excellent Sadie’s A Sadist, and then stream the fast and furious, 60s tinged A Tear for Rosie below, both of which are taken from upcoming album Gravedigging (pre-order here).




Swampmeat is the project of Dan Finnemore, former co-frontman of US rock & roll act Low Cut Connie and the drummer from The Castillians, as well as a former member of Birmingham cult act Black Mekon.

Swampmeat’s official debut release Gin & Tonic is out on the 25th November 25 via PNKSLM Recordings (pre-order here or digital here). It is a collection of countrified rock and roll, straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll, but with nods to the Clash as much as Johnny Cash.

We’ve already shared the great Brand New Cadillac and now we have a second single, the equally good Sister Mary ready for your undoubted listening pleasure below.


Punk Slime Recordings have announced the official debut album from Birmingham’s wonderfully named Swampmeat.

Gin & Tonic will be released on November 25 and is a collection of countrified rock and roll, that recalls Creedence, The Clash and the man in black, confidently straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll.

Lead single Brand New Cadillac (not a cover!) serves as a perfect introduction to the world of Swampmeat for the uninitiated.

Listen below. Top banana.


RiP: Lemmy

Posted: December 29, 2015 in Alternative, Metal, Music, Punk, Rock & Roll
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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.





best of the weekOur regular collection of the best of the week’s new tunes. This week no less than x new tracks for you.

  1. The Felice Brothers – Carriage
  2. Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter
  3. Savages – T.I.W.Y.G.
  4. Meat Wave – Symmy
  5. Theo Verney – Sailed Long
  6. WALL – Fit The Part
  7. Cassie Ramone – Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry cover)
  8. Pinemen – That Certain Flavour










Jesse Payne - Origins

Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests in scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Alabama and the Appalachian trail provide the canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing.

New album Heirloom will be released on 14th August via Capture Music, and the first single is the gorgeous, slow-burning ache of Origins.

Listen here.


Graveyard Johnnys Dead Transmission

Graveyard Johnnys fuse the primal bump’n’grind of classic 50s rockabilly with the fury of late 70s punk rock and new album Dead Transmission continues their raucous, sonic adventures.

Piss and vinegar in places, affectionate in others, but rocking and stomping throughout, this is rock’n’roll at it’s visceral best with some rousing tunes chucked into the mix of influences. There are lyrical nods to the past, Dale Hawkins and Carl Perkins, the spirit of The Cramps and maybe even a tribute to the Sex Pistols in there.

Listen/download their single The Poison and decide for yourself.

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Mad Mackerel Recommends...The Sex Rays

The Sex Rays deal in sweaty, adrenalin fuelled garage rock.

New single She Thing is a tight, sci-fi radio rock ‘n’ roll anthem channeling the band’s lusty garage rock roots, and then driving said roots through the roof.

The B-side is the brilliantly named He’s Trying To Work It Out With His Girlfriend, And Then The LSD Kicks In showcases the band’s fondness of devolving into a slurry of artsy noise, backed by classic Kinks-ish guitar riffs, pounding drums and driving bass.

Listen below, and buy from Bandcamp.




Aussie duo My Old Dutch is an explosive two-piece lo-fi rock’n’roll outfit from Melbourne, bashing out 50s inspired tales of love lost, found and stolen.

First single Howlin’ Marilyn is a crankin’ two and a half minute ditty. Driven by a fuzzed-up, rocking riff soaked in magneto feedback, glued together with a thumping beat and some old school jukebox vocals. It tells the story of lust’n’love between a guy and his werewolf girlfriend.


From East L.A., The Bloodhounds play fresh, edgy R&B tinged blues with a hint of punk swagger and latin groove, but always with maximum emphasis placed on good old fashioned rock’n’roll.

Debut album Let Loose is out in early November via Alive Naturalsound Records, and until then you can check out the first track from the album, the somewhat self explanatory Try A Little Reefer.