MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Each year we share MM’s contributors’ personal favourites of the year. Kicking us off is a fine selection from the Italian Job. Buon Lavoro. 20. Lød – Folder   19. BAIT – Push The Elephant   18. The Gay Blades – Hurricane Boys   17. Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   16. Beaches – Void   15. War On Drugs – Holding On (Edit)   … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

50 Hiccup – Teasin’   49 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   48 Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   47 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   46 Dream Police – Revenge   45 BAIT – Push The Elephant   44 Meat Wave – The Incessant   43 Young Fathers – Only God Knows   42 Ty Segall – Big Man   41 The Sugarmen – Our Gallows … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

BAIT’s New Single

Here is Waspy, the excellently titled new single, and latest sample of the unrelenting sound, of Southend-On-Sea newcomers BAIT, who will release their self-titled debut later this year. The track is nothing less than an unholy science experiment that has spliced the genes of The Fall, Death In Vegas, Killing Joke and Sleaford Mods. Listen below.   Continue reading BAIT’s New Single

BAIT – Push The Elephant

BAIT’s brilliant debut track I’m Still Here was so good it made it into our end of year best of lists. Now, with an insistent hybrid of wonky electronics and angular post-punk (that tips the hat to Killing Joke, Death in Vegas, and The Fall), we get to hear Push The Elephant, the debut single proper from the anonymous audio/visual artist. Great stuff – stream it here.   Continue reading BAIT – Push The Elephant


Our final Best of post of 2016 is MM’s own selections. You can also listen via Spotify here. 20 TRAAMS – A House On Fire I always think I don’t really like long songs and yet they always seem to end up in my favourite tracks of the year. This TRAAMS song is nearly nine minutes long yet hurtles along in a blur of krautrock … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD 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

MM Shorts 895: BAIT

We’re loving this debut track from BAIT, which appears as part of the Alternative Occupations EP. Released on December 2nd via Cool Thing Records on limited edition 12” white vinyl, it also features new tracks by Asylums, The Horse Heads and Petty Phase. Over thrumming, post-punk percussion surreal lyrics about Keith Harris, melting milkmen and Timmy Mallet abound. Curiously during his Radio Oxford days in … Continue reading MM Shorts 895: BAIT