We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)
Seven of the best for you…. Continue reading Young Knives / Dodos / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Slaves / Mikal Cronin / Comet Gain / Why?
As per usual, here is our weekly round up of the tunes and tracks you need to have heard by now… 1. Simon Joyner – Nostalgia Blues 2. Ryley Walker – Sweet Satisfaction 3. Weed – Stay In The Summer 4. Pale Honey – Youth 5. Death Cab For Cutie – No Room In Frame 6. Calexico – Falling From The Sky 7. Little Wings … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Inspired at times by early Creation Records, Television Personalities and mod culture, drawing from the same ideals as Dexys, The Style Council and Vic Godard and from the lineage of The Velvet Underground, The Byrds and the 13th Floor Elevators, Comet Gain’s mystic anarchist principles blend French New Wave with English kitchen-sink heart. For years they have drifted through scenes picking up people and emotional … Continue reading More From Comet Gain
Long After Tonite’s Candles Are Blown is the most prefect track of resigned, downbeat indie-melancholy that you will hear for many a moon. It comes from Comet Gain’s forthcoming album Paperback Ghosts. Have a listen to a evocative night for “lost souls, barroom ghouls, and faded hippies“. The album is out on the 7th July via Fortuna POP!. . Continue reading Comet Gain – Long After Tonite’s Candles Are Blown
So much to catch up on…here’s a few tracks to tickle the earbuds. Veteran noisemongering indie rockers Comet Gain have given us another track from their excellent album Howl Of The Lonely Crowd, this time it is the marvellously titled Clang Of The Concrete Swans. Download Comet Gain – Clang Of The Concrete Swans mp3 (from Howl Of The Lonely Crowd) Acid Baby Jesus deliver … Continue reading Round-Up Time
Here are a few tunes that have been floating around Mackerel Towers lately. We have tracks from Best Coast, Sleep Over, Comet Gain, Diva, Argyle Johansen, Bare Wires and Release The Sunbird covering folk, chilled electronica, dreamy pop, garage rock and some high octane guitar riffage. Pick through the bones and take what you fancy. Download Best Coast – How They Want Me To Be … Continue reading Mini Round-Up