Dr. Roddy’s Top Songs of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Today we kick off with Dr Roddy… MM has, again filled my musical cup until it brimeth over, making it another year of anguish and sleepless nights over whether X should be higher in my Top … Continue reading Dr. Roddy’s Top Songs of 2013


Part three of our favourite 100 tracks of 2013. Today we’re counting down from 50 – 26. 50 Hanni El Khatib – Nobody Move In Hanni El Khatib’s biog on Wikipedia he says that his “…music is for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train“. I think that this is a good way to describe this tune as it hits you … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

The Gathering – A Playlist

This weekend sees the annual Gathering festival in Oxford – a brilliant event that takes in seven venues around the city and runs from the afternoon into the wee small hours. This year the line up includes such MM luminaries as Local Natives, Drenge, Waxahatchee, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Pyyramids, Port Isla, Wolf Alice, To Kill A King, Cheatahs and a whole host more. … Continue reading The Gathering – A Playlist

Drenge Cover Arcade Fire

Blistering garage-punk-blues duo Drenge recently Arcade Fire’s Ready To Start for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1. Have a listen below – it captures the pulsating drive of the original, yet the brothers still manage to manipulate it into a more grunge based endeavour. On Tour now Wednesday 2rd October, Brickyard, Carlisle Thursday 3rd October, The Cluny, Newcastle Friday 4th October, King Tut’s, Glasgow Saturday … Continue reading Drenge Cover Arcade Fire

Drenge’s New Single Backwaters

In common with many it seems, we are thoroughly enjoying the noisy, unholy, vibrant racket cooked up by Castleton brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless, aka Drenge. Their debut single was the brilliant, incendiary punk rock of Bloodsports (which we posted here) and now comes new single Backwaters, which we think is even better. This is rock’n’roll at its most thrilling and visceral – swaggering, galvanising and jagged … Continue reading Drenge’s New Single Backwaters

Videos of the Day: Drenge || Moses Luster || Daddy Lion || Moddi

Videos today from the most promising Drenge and their incendiary new single Bloodsports, some melancholic Americana from Moses Luster, swooning indie rock from Daddy Lion, and the intense, and gorgeous, folk acoustics of Norway’s Moddi. a a a a a a a Continue reading Videos of the Day: Drenge || Moses Luster || Daddy Lion || Moddi