Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

Bambara – Heat Lightning

Bambara’s new album Stray was announced in October ahead of a February 14th release on the always reliable Brooklyn indie Wharf Cat. The album is structured like a collection of short stories about a group of loosely-related characters living in a fictionalized Georgia community. Beginning with lead single Serafina, and followed by Sing Me To The Street, the band have shared the third single from the album … Continue reading Bambara – Heat Lightning

New Tunes On Monday

A new week, some new tunes to soften the blow. We have a taste (if that’s the right word) from Diarrhea Planet’s new album I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams in the shape of the sleazy, roiling Babyhead. By way of contrast we have Frankie Rose’s new track Sorrow from her scheduled new long player Herein Wild, a deceptively simple and sweetly melancholic pop track … Continue reading New Tunes On Monday

Bambara Release Dog Ear Days EP

Athens, Georgia trio Bambara are a noisy band, which we mean as a compliment.  They conjure up a nice line in rhythmic aggression with ethereal walls of sound, delay loops, feedback and distortion. Crucially however, at the heart of each track there is a nice little pop song beaten and buried. Tomorrow they release their new EP Dog Ear Days via Emerald Weapon, and we … Continue reading Bambara Release Dog Ear Days EP