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

More From Shearwater

It seems to be a day for covers! Following on from the Eagulls taking on Killing Joke, you can now download Fucked Up Life, the second single from Shearwater’s Fellow Travelers album, a new collection of reinventions and collaborations with artists they’ve toured with over the years. Fucked Up Life is Shearwater’s rendering of the song written by beloved Denton, TX band (and labelmates) The Baptist … Continue reading More From Shearwater

Videos of the Day: Clinic || Steady Hills || Roadkill Ghost Choir || Garrett Pierce

Today’s videos come from Clinic, with an appropriately shattered and psychedelic offering of broken images and  cascading colours accompanying Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm (rpt), from Steady Hills we have the folky Long Grey Roads and from the excellently monikered Roadkill Ghost Choir some nine months work of animation for Bird In My Window. Finally, watch Garrett Pierce’s spaghetti western themed video for the haunting Why, … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Clinic || Steady Hills || Roadkill Ghost Choir || Garrett Pierce

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (18th May)

This week saw the arrival of the Dooper. Cue small fanfare and much smiling. I think it’s a boy and will therefore be called Simon. Resisting the urge to perform in a typical Mrs Mackerel fashion in new wheels, I haven’t yet reversed into an inanimate object. Though it does look like I may get done for speeding; I find small cars travel much “better” … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (18th May)