Videos of the Day: Chapel Club || Eliza & The Bear || Reptiles || Speedy Ortiz

Dive into the new video from Barry Sean’s favourites, the Bunnymen inspired Chapel Club, slow things down with the sweet harmonies in the new Eliza & The Bear video for Upon The North and get ready for a Saturday night with the inflammable garage punk and dirty surf rock from Australia’s Reptiles and more lo-fi grunge inspired indie rock from MM faves Speedy Ortiz. a … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Chapel Club || Eliza & The Bear || Reptiles || Speedy Ortiz

Try Before You Buy…

Here are four corking singles for you to listen to and, should you be so inclined, subsequently purchase. First up are Scumbag Philosopher and their second single, God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead. It is typically English in it’s odd spoken word style, wry black humour and deadpan observations of the ludicrousness of life. Out on May 23rd, visit their website here for … Continue reading Try Before You Buy…

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Time for our fourth instalment, the meandering mind of Barry-Sean… Hmmmmmm! A few … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

The Mackerels go to Truck

This weekend was our first visit to Truck, an intimate and friendly music festival held on a farm near Oxford. This was their 13th such event and was blessed with sunshine throughout. Mrs Mackerel and I took the three Mackerel sprats along on both days and had a thoroughly good time whether it was learning the Poyes(? – top left) , sampling the Rotary Club’s … Continue reading The Mackerels go to Truck

MM’s Best of the Month: April

As usual, here is our round-up of some of the best songs we’ve posted during April plus a couple of new ones. Thirty great songs all ready to go on one cracking playlist and impress your family and friends. Without further ado… Shabby Rogue – My Life As A Secret Agent mp3 (High octane, paranoia induced rock ‘n’ roll riffage) Kurt Vile – Invisibility Nonexistent … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: April