The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

We’re celebrating ten years of MM. Today we’ve reached the top 50 of our favourite songs of the past decade. 50 Discount Guns – I Heard (2012)   Ass kicking blend of blues rock and country and western with big riffs, plenty of fuzz and loads of reverb. Like the Black Keys with balls.   49 Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster (2013)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

Du Blonde – Black Flag

We posted a few days ago about the return of Beth Jeans Houghton, her new moniker of Du Blonde and her change of direction musically. Here is Black Flag, a super-charged sonic change of direction that kicks off her new sound with thunderous drums, rumbling bass, heavy guitars and a vocal that burns with visceral rage. Listen below (turn it up to 11), and get a … Continue reading Du Blonde – Black Flag

Beth Jeans Houghton Becomes Du Blonde

Beth Jeans Houghton will release a brand new album this spring on Mute under the name Du Blonde. The new moniker announces a fresh start for Beth whose forthcoming album is a big change in musical direction – as evidenced by the short taster video below. Her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, and a big favourite of Mrs … Continue reading Beth Jeans Houghton Becomes Du Blonde

Beth Jeans Houghton signs with Mute Records

The first time we came across Beth Jeans Houghton she was supporting Phosphorescent at a gig in London. She was disarmingly quirky, funny, and a little self conscious, but underneath the oddball behaviour it was obvious that there was real songwriting talent and a unique voice at work. After releasing just one EP (Hot Toast) and one single (Golden/Night Swimmer), Houghton attracted major mainstream media … Continue reading Beth Jeans Houghton signs with Mute Records