Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ty Segall – Big Man Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone Hamilton Leithauser – The Song With No Name  (Shane MacGowan & The Popes cover) Hinds – Holograma (Los Nastys cover) Beaches – When You’re Gone Alvvays – Dreams Tonite The Districts – Violet Elliott Brood – Til The Sun Comes Up Again Shannon Lay – The Moons Detriment Jack Cooper – Gynn Square   … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Guantanamo Baywatch – Video Slaid Cleaves – Drunken Barbers Hand The Districts – If Before I Wake Marika Hackman – Cigarette The Orielles – I Only Bought It For The Bottle TOPS – Further Muertos – Spin Tom Williams – Get High                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 2)

Part two of our weekly round up of the best tracks from the past seven days kicks off with another fine track from Laura Marling’s new album, and an excellent new single from The Districts. We have another brash slab of riotous rock from Charly Bliss and something equally propulsive from Hiccup (should keep the indie kids happy). Trance Farmers slow things down with their ominous new single, while Cotillon’s new track … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 2)

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A bumper week for new tunes, many with an Americana flavour,  including songs from The Head & The Heart, Lydia Loveless, Frankie Lee, The Low Anthem and Band Of Horses. We have a tasty REM cover from The Districts as well, and the return of Beck and of Montreal amongst twelve new tracks for you to delve into. Enjoy! Band Of Horses – Whatever, Wherever The Head & The … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM Shorts 721: The Districts

The Districts will release Chlorine as their new single on 17th July. The track is the latest to be taken from their current album A Flourish And A Spoil, which is out now on Fat Possum Records. Chlorine is (another) four minutes of authentic rock from a band with serious sonic clout, and has proved to be a firm favourite with live audiences. Stream it … Continue reading MM Shorts 721: The Districts

Friday Afternoon Round Up

It’s Friday and a trawl through the overloaded MM in-box has been well overdue. So here are a few tunes, new and not quite so new, that are well worth giving some ear-time to0… And your starter for ten: Inspired by 70s Punk and 90s Brit Pop, NYC band Public Access T.V. have announced the release of their debut EP in the US on Terrible Records. … Continue reading Friday Afternoon Round Up

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

Day three of our countdown – tracks 60 through to 41 of our favourite songs of the year. 60 Cate Le Bon – He’s Leaving . 59 Jamie T – The Prophet . 58 Mark Lanegan Band – Sad Lover . 57 The Districts – Funeral Beds . 56 The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again . 55 Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our regular feature of songs you really should have wrapped your ears around in the past seven days…this week has a bumper crop of eight cracking new tunes. 1. Father John Misty – Bored In The USA 2. The Decemberists – Make You Better 3. The Dodos – Competition 4. Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool 5. The Districts – 4th And … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Thursday @ The Great Escape

A long drive, rain, a Prisoner Cell Block H style hotel room, discovering the camera was still at home… the initial omens for The Great Escape were not great. Thankfully first impressions can be deceptive as Brighton is a sparky town full of quirky shops and streets, trendy young things and youthful counter-culture swagger (“I smoked 35 bongs once” being my favourite bit of eavesdropping of … Continue reading Thursday @ The Great Escape