Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered Preoccupations – Pontiac 87  (Protomartyr cover) Mercury Rev – Sermon (featuring Margo Price)  (Bobbie Gentry cover) Avett Brothers – Roses And Sacrifice Girlpool – Hire FEELS – Car Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings D.B. Rouse – About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich                 … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

Here are tracks 40-31 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s favourite tunes of the past ten years. 40 Avett Brothers – January Wedding (2009) Banjo, guitar, authentic romantic country and a beautiful ballad.   39 First Aid Kit – Wolf (2012)   Gorgeous folk harmonies given an almost tribal, native American feel.   38 Big Thief – Shark Smile (2017)   An airy, meandering number … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It is that time again. Ten more of the week’s best new releases rounded up for your listening pleasure. This week we have new songs from the likes of Hiss Golden Messenger, Beach Slang, Gringo Star and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, as well as tasty covers from The Avett Brothers and Sharon Van Etten. Have fun. Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi The Avett Brothers – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

You know the score – a sweep up of some of the week’s best new releases, new tunes and new artists. This week we have no less than eleven tracks for you including The Avett Brothers, Left Lane Cruiser, The Devil Makes Three, Deerhoof and plenty more. Dive in… The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings Band Of Horses – Barrel House Holly Miranda … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

Here are our favourite covers of the year. Marissa Nadler & Angel Olson – Frisco Depot (Original by Mickey Newbury) . Shearwater – Fucked Up Life (Original by the Baptist Generals) . Unknown Mortal Orchestra – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Original by Otis Redding) . Betse Ellis – Straight To Hell (Original by The Clash) . Jessica Lea Mayfield – I’m In … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His 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 – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Fifth in line is the indomitable lion of Hixet Wood…Mr Christy-Popper. 10. Local Natives … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper