Cabbage – Preach To The Converted

It is fair to say that Cabbage’s ‘proper’ debut album, the upcoming, marvellously titled Nihilistic Glamour Shots is high on our most anticipated releases list. We’ve already shared first single Arms Of Pleonexia and now we have the sneering, urgent, and, quite frankly, queasily brilliant album opener Preach To The Converted for your listening pleasure. Roll on the album…   Continue reading Cabbage – Preach To The Converted

New Single From Cabbage

In the week that we lost the incomparable Mark E Smith, it is perhaps fitting that our current favourite insouciant northerners return with a blistering new single of their own. Arms of Pleonexia comes from Cabbage’s debut album proper, Nihilistic Glamour Shots to be released 30th March on Infectious Music. Blending social comment with mordant black humour and a keen eye for detail, the new single is … Continue reading New Single From Cabbage

MM’s Best of 2017: Mrs Mackerel

Our final personal list of the year is from the fairest, and finest, of fishes… Mrs Mackerel. 2017: probably a year when I’ve listened to the least new music in recent times, so this is very much a short list in all senses. Life – and death – gets in the way sometimes. 10 PINS – Serve the Rich It’s no surprise that Jamie Hince … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mrs Mackerel

MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

The third of our personal countdowns… 20 Metz – Drained Lake Angular, ear-piercing and provocative. Imagine the clatter of early Sonic Youth brought up to warp speed.   19 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist Cabbage’s Extended Play of Cruelty was our EP of the year by a country mile – a collection of brilliantly acerbic, witty and spiky tunes. Fraudulent Artist is a furious, up-tempo rant that … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

  30 Meat Wave – The Incessant   29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch   28 Oh Sees – Orc   27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now   26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1   25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall   24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting   23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps   22 Alvvays … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

  25 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   24 FEWS – La Guardia   23 The Coathangers – Captain’s Dead   22 Cherry Glazerr – Nurse Ratched   21 Beaches – Void   20 Lo Tom – Covered Wagon   19 Trevor Sensor – High Beams   18 Mark Lanegan – Beehive   17 Sun Seeker – Won’t Keep Me Up At Night   16 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop   74 Silver Torches – If I Reach   73 Idles – Divide And Conquer   72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake   71 King Krule – Dum Surfer   70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II   69 The Reptaliens – If You Want   68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press   67 Ron Gallo … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

Truck Festival 2017

Technical issues have meant we’ve been quieter than usual this week, but hopefully with all those resolved we can get back to normal service. It is a shame as we spent the weekend with middle sprat wallowing ankle, and sometimes knee, deep in swampy mud at Truck Festival. Truck has been a bit of a Mackerel family institution for a few years now, a small(ish) … Continue reading Truck Festival 2017

Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease

Absolutely loving the new single from Cabbage. Celebration Of A Disease comes from their forthcoming release The Extended Play Of Cruelty, out on the 21st July via Skeleton Key Records. It is a brilliant mix of mutated groove and indie rock and is one of our favourite tracks of the year so far… Stream it below.   Continue reading Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease