The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

This week we have the welcome return of Low amongst our weekly round up of new tunes, as well as top notch tracks from White Reaper, Beach Baby, Sianna Plavin and no less than three covers too… Dig in! 1. Low – No Comprende 2. Delta Spirit – (Cream cover) 3. Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) (Talking Heads … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Video: Delta Spirit – Language Of The Dead

Delta Spirit have released a new video for Language Of The Dead, the new single from their 2014 album Into the Wide. Front man Matt Vasquez directed and edited the tongue-in-cheek video himself, using a green screen in his home to create a trippy, space-traveling, time-warped reality inspired by Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and History of the World: Part 1, that finds Agamemnon, Robert E. Lee … Continue reading New Video: Delta Spirit – Language Of The Dead

Videos of the Day: Delta Spirit || Sad Baby Wolf || Sam Sallon || The Whispering Tree

Some cracking videos for some cracking songs today. Delta Spirit have offered up their video for Yamaha and  Sad Baby Wolf have a live performance of their cover of a Jesus & Mary Chain classic. Singer-songwriter Sam Sallon’s animated video for You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (But You Do) is well worth watching, and The Whispering Tree’s video for Where Have You Gone comes from their … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Delta Spirit || Sad Baby Wolf || Sam Sallon || The Whispering Tree

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1

The final post about our favourites of the year, here are numbers fifteen down to top spot of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 15 Shearwater – Animal Joy a 14 Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance a 13 Sharon Van Etten … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1

Dr Roddy’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. It is the turn of Dr Roddy… This years music has been a many varied kaleidoscope of sounds, moods and timing. I have moved house, set up home with my girlfriend and found myself a new job. Because … Continue reading Dr Roddy’s Top Songs Of 2012

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

And so the moment to reveal Mad Mackerel’s final favourites of 2012. Here are numbers 20 down to top spot. Dig in and enjoy. 20 OF MONSTERS AND MEN – LITTLE TALKS Duelling male / female voices from Iceland’s finest and bitter sweet lyrics (only with igloos and saunas instead of pubs and football). They also shout “Hey!” a lot which can’t be a bad thing. … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

A Massive Friday Mix

The number of new releases has cranked back into top gear recently with a whole host of tasty ear ticklers coming our way. So what could be even better than an Olympic opening ceremony than a massive Mad Mackerel Friday mix – twenty four tracks handpicked especially for you. We light the flame with buzzworthy punked-up noiseniks Fidlar and in the same vein another from … Continue reading A Massive Friday Mix