Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

No less than ten marvellous tracks gathered up in the Mad Mackerel butterfly net this week to share with you. From the pulverising ferocity of Future of the Left and White Lung’s blistering power-pop to the fragile Mothers and sweet Americana of Radical Face. Enjoy! White Lung – Hungry Future Of The Left – If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do? Mothers – Mother … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) 2. Grouper – Holding 3. Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – I’ll Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks cover) 4. Chumped – Name That Thing 5. John Moore – Smoking On The Cancer Ward . . [Click through for free download] . . . . Continue reading Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Andrew Bird Releases Album Of Handsome Family Covers

Andrew Bird will embark on a North American tour this Summer with his band Hands of Glory. The tour (dates at the foot of this post) will celebrate the release of Bird’s collection of The Handsome Family covers, Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of… which came out at the beginning of this month. Bird, who has long been a fan and first covered their track … Continue reading Andrew Bird Releases Album Of Handsome Family Covers

No Direction Home Festival: A Review

No Direction Home Festival  ||  Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire  ||  8-10 June 2012 The omens were not good for the inaugural No Direction Home music festival, setting out in heavy rain that only got heavier as the traffic got slower the further north I went. However, despite the slate grey skies and constant brake lights of the M1, a journey of over 5 hours was rewarded … Continue reading No Direction Home Festival: A Review

MM Shorts 104: Free Andrew Bird Sampler

Noisetrade’s latest free sampler offering is a four track EP from Andrew Bird who releases with his latest studio album Break It Yourself next week. It contains four tracks including the recent single Eyeoneye, The Crown Salesman and So Much Wine from his recent 7″ and a track from the Break It Yourself sessions titled After Dinner Jam. Grab the EP for free by heading … Continue reading MM Shorts 104: Free Andrew Bird Sampler