Diet Cig Return & Announce UK Dates

The jaunty, scrappy pop-punk duo Diet Cig are back with their first new music since 2017’s fuzzily delightful Swear I’m Good At This. Night Terrors centres around singer and guitarist Alex Luciano’s very real and frequent experiences with said terrors and other bizarre sleep activity. She says, “If we’re close enough to have ever shared a room, you know what I’m talking about. This song goes out … Continue reading Diet Cig Return & Announce UK Dates

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire   99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II   98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys   97 Wooden Wand – Aurora   96 Diet Cig – Sixteen   95 Prism Tats – The Liar   94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving   93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast   92 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Despite already sharing some great new songs this week from Deer Tick, Quiet Hollers, She Keeps Bees, Waxahatchee, Happyness and Alvvays this week, we’ve also rounded up a collection of eight more cracking new tunes for you too. Enjoy. PJ Harvey & Ramy Essam – The Camp Diet Cig – Together We Can Conquer Whatever Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Fare You Well, My … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version) Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road BNQT – Unlikely Force Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now Diet Cig – Link In Bio The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions Marissa Nadler – Rosemary W.H. Lung – Nothing Is Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

The new releases juggernaut has well and truly got into gear for 2017 with a whole host of new tracks from some longstanding MM faves seeing the light of day this week. So, rather than post them all one-by-one, we’ve rounded them up for you into one neat package. Wonderful New York duo Diet Cig have announced the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album … Continue reading New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

The Great Escape – Day 2

If one thing really irritates me then it is the bloke (it is always a bloke) at the back of the gig who, at the end, opines how the band “were a bit too samey”, or they “didn’t quite get it”, or it “was OK, but nothing special”, or they’ve “seen it done better by other bands” and then goes on to list a load … Continue reading The Great Escape – Day 2

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.   50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing   49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth   48 Slaves – Ninety Nine   47 Diet Cig – Harvard   46 Decemberists – The … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 100 – 76

Time for the MM countdown of our favourite tracks of the year to begin. Over the next few days we’ll be revealing our top 100 tracks and top 30 albums of 2015, with contributions from Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, Polly Pocket and Franca. We’ll also share their personal choices with you next week. So without further ado, here are numbers 100 through to 76. … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 100 – 76

Diet Cig – Dinner Date

NY’s punky power-pop duo Diet Cig have shared the second song from their double A-side Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7″. Dinner Date is (maybe) our favourite song of theirs to date – one that continues them along their path of unflinchingly highlighting failures and disenchantments (their own and others). The song is plaintive yet spiky, building to a fuzzy finale of frustration and stinging disappointment. Brilliant. The frosted clear vinyl, … Continue reading Diet Cig – Dinner Date