MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

Our third Best Of listing comes from the ever lovely Mrs Mackerel. Listen on Spotify here. 2016 turned out to be fairly music-light by my standards in that I didn’t listen to nearly as much as I usually do, partly in response to spending so much time driving up and down the country. For this, I need the spoken word rather than the sung one, … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MRS MACKEREL

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Videos of the Day: Tom Brosseau || Agnes Obel || TURCHI || Kevin Devine

Videos from the Americana, folk and singer-songwriter stables this morning – kick back and enjoy the lovely sounds and sweet melancholia of Tom Brosseau, Agnes Obel and Kevin Devine, and Turchi’s footage from one of the trippiest, most reviled/beloved cult films of all time, The Terror of Tiny Town – an ideal fit for their fuzzy, gritty, black and white lensed take on Americana. . . . … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Tom Brosseau || Agnes Obel || TURCHI || Kevin Devine

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. The fourth instalment comes from Polly Pocket – thanks for putting them arse backwards Poll! 1 Junip – Line Of Fire This has been in the top spot since the beginning of the year. Beautiful vocals … Continue reading Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Part three of our favourite 100 tracks of 2013. Today we’re counting down from 50 – 26. 50 Hanni El Khatib – Nobody Move In Hanni El Khatib’s biog on Wikipedia he says that his “…music is for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train“. I think that this is a good way to describe this tune as it hits you … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Agnes Obel

We have been utterly entranced by Agnes Obel’s session on Radio 6 today. A Danish singer-songwriter possessed of the most affecting and haunting voice, we missed her 2010 debut release Philharmonics completely, and we have only just discovered the follow-up Aventine that was released at the end of September. It is a record conceived for the angels. Strings and piano are much to the fore, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Agnes Obel