We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Today, Chris T Popper and I are heading south to Brighton and our first visit to the Great Escape festival. There are a whole host of bands we’re looking forward to seeing, from the South American punk-pop of Las Kellies, the angst of Gambles, the spectral folk of Mirel Wagner and the junkyard blues of the Amazing Snakeheads, to the stoned slacker indie of Dune Rats and the … Continue reading We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Videos of the Day: Fox & The Bird || Augustines || Cass McCombs || Sturgill Simpson

Four brilliant videos to share with you today. They come from Fox & The Bird who release their excellent new album Darkest Hours next week, and Augustines who release their new self-titled album on February 3rd. We also have Cass McCombs and his new video for the brilliant Big Wheel (one of our favourite tracks of 2013), and finally a live video to savour from Sturgill … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Fox & The Bird || Augustines || Cass McCombs || Sturgill Simpson

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 25 – 1

So this is it, the final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2013… As voted for by MM luminaries: the luminous Mrs Mackerel (Mrs M), the newly teenaged Middle Sprat (MS), Marston’s Mr Big, Chris T Popper (CP), the criminally insane Dr. Roddy (Dr R), and patricide obsessive Polly Pocket (PP). A motley crew it is true, but all united by their love of a … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 25 – 1