Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Wooden Shjips – Staring At The Sun Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee – Farewell Transmission  (Songs: Ohia cover) Cool Ghouls – CCR Bootleg Gun Outfit – Life Of Ease Loma – Joy Lord Huron – Ancient Names (Part 1) Oneida – All In Due Time Mind Spiders – Shock And Repeat                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

Our second personal countdown comes from long time top twenty stalwart Chris T Popper, a fish of fine musical taste and the Steve Bould of Mad Mackerel. 20 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   19 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   18 Meat Wave – The Incessant   17 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   16 Ty Segall – Big Man   15 Public Serivce Broadcasting – … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

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

Cool Ghouls – Spectator

We’ve previously posted a couple of tracks from San Francisco based four-piece Cool Ghouls’ new album Animal Races – the follow up to band’s excellent 2014 album A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye. They have updated the raw, primitive sound of their debut into a refreshingly contemporary take on classic psych-rock and the laid-back Spectator is another excellent example. The album is out on the 19th August. … Continue reading Cool Ghouls – Spectator

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It is that time again. Ten more of the week’s best new releases rounded up for your listening pleasure. This week we have new songs from the likes of Hiss Golden Messenger, Beach Slang, Gringo Star and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, as well as tasty covers from The Avett Brothers and Sharon Van Etten. Have fun. Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi The Avett Brothers – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 20)

Here is the twentieth instalment of our Nickel In The Jukebox series, collecting ten new (and sometimes not quite so new) tunes from our inbox and sharing them for you to decide – hot or miss? Cheena – Car  [RIYL: NY Punk, Gun Club, Lou Reed ]   King Courgette – Courgette Boys  [RIYL: Hoedown folk, Earl Scruggs, Holy Modal Rounders]   Twin River – … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 20)

Some Free Stuff You Need

There has been a little burst of free samplers and downloads hit the web recently and some are very much worth a few moments of your time to check out and get hold of – after all what is there to lose apart from your e-mail privacy? First up is the brilliant Garage Swim compilation, curated under Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records label. It consists of … Continue reading Some Free Stuff You Need