Black Mountain – What’s Your Conquest

Black Mountain have shared a new standalone single titled What’s Your Conquest? Although separate from their new album, Destroyer, released earlier this year via Jagjaguwar, What’s Your Conquest? makes a might fine companion piece, being in-step with the same vivacious energy, and features some pretty lively guitar and surging synths. Stream it here.     Continue reading Black Mountain – What’s Your Conquest

Black Mountain – Licensed To Drive

Always a happy event in the MM household when a new Black Mountain record appears on the horizon. Their new single is Licensed To Drive, from their forthcoming album, Destroyer, due May 24th via Jagjaguwar. In the words of the band’s Stephen McBean “A riff in A flat and some Neu / Nugent / Newman Motorik hustle. Was the vacation better than the journey or … Continue reading Black Mountain – Licensed To Drive

Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

An absolute overload of stonking new tunes this week…including the returns of Black Mountain, The Black Keys and Clinic and a stunning Iggy & The Stooges cover… in Spanish. Enjoy! The Claque – Hush Black Mountain – Future Shade The Black Keys – Lo/Hi Clinic – Rubber Bullets A.A. Bondy – Images Of Love The Coathangers – The Devil You Know The National – You … Continue reading Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

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 OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

  The first of our four individual listings comes from The Italian Job – she of the detailed spreadsheets and punk rock outlook. Listen on Spotify here. 20. Underworld – I Exhale   19. The Wave Pictures – Pool Hall   18. Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   17. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   16. Terry Malts – Used To Be   … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

And so here we are, our favourite tracks of the year counting down from 25 to number 1. Enjoy…   25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife   24 Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.   23 She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine   22 Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank   21 Communist Daughter – Balboa Bridge … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Another bumper round-up of new releases for you this morning. From the return of The Kills to Sturgill Simpson to the always brilliant Black Mountain by way of BEAK>. Ten new tracks – enjoy! Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little) Black Mountain – Florian Saucer Attack BEAK> – Timeshare Mitski – Your Best American Girl The Kills – Doing It To Death Fear Of Men – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is the selection from the Mad Mackerel jury for our choice cuts from the past seven days. Enjoy. Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun Rogue Wave – What Is Left To Solve The Castillians – Come What May Witching Waves – Pitiless La Sera – I Need An Angel Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man Purling Hiss – My … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week