A.A. Bondy – Killers 3

We’re very much looking forward to getting our grubby mitts on A.A. Bondy’s new album Enderness – his first for eight long years. We’ve already shared Images of Love from it, and here’s a second track from the record. Killers 3 is a melancholy, hymn-like song that we have found ourselves coming back to time and time again today. It mixes elements of folk, electronic flourishes … Continue reading A.A. Bondy – Killers 3

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

After Eight Long Years… A.A. Bondy Returns

Quite literally just last week I was talking to someone about what had happened to A.A.Bondy who was last heard of (musically at least) back in 2011 when he released the outstanding Believers, itself a follow-up to 2009’s equally brilliant When The Devil’s Loose album. Two fabulous records from a brilliant songwriter who then just seemed to disappear without trace. I was excited for a … Continue reading After Eight Long Years… A.A. Bondy Returns

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

Day four of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years. 140 Chelsea Light Moving – Groovy & Linda (2012)   A distorted, bloody jam in tune with the bloody, violent nature of the 1960s shooting it narrates. Any Sonic Youth undertones? What do you think.    139 Dan Auerbach – Heartbroken, In Disrepair (2009) The gritty guitar sound sets up a soulful, dirty … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Here is the second instalment of our favourite albums of 2013, counting down from 30 to 11. 30 Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away . 29 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In . 28 Coke Weed – Back To Soft . 27 Georgia’s Horse – Weather Codes . 26 Alela Diane – About Farewell . 25 Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

The wonderful Daytrotter recently announced their 2,000th session and managed to get none other than Country music legend Glen Campbell in to record it, followed swiftly by a new session from the brilliant Delta Spirit. For those that don’t know Daytrotter sessions are typically four songs in length, recorded live to quarter-inch tape in a matter of a couple hours, with no overdubs. They are then made available … Continue reading Daytrotter Reaches 2,000

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 3 (10 – 1)

And so here we have our top ten albums of the year. To be honest the order is fairly arbitrary – on another day it could be a completely different as really these ten records have so little between them in turns of the pleasure and enjoyment they gave us. If you’ve not acquainted yourselves with any of these then we’re pretty sure you won’t … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 3 (10 – 1)