Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town

Drive-By Truckers’ first new LP in more than three years – THE UNRAVELING – will be released at the end of January. The songs that have eventually emerged for the new record are shaped by our troubled times and number among the band’s most direct and pointedly provocative, tackling head-on the myriad horrors of our new normal. The first track to be shared illustrates this … Continue reading Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 10)

Countdown continues. Here are songs 60 – 51 in our favourite tunes of the past ten years. 60 Bon Iver – Bloodbank (2009) Atmospheric, cabin-folk propelled by a woodsy, acoustic strum and cooly whispered vocals.   59 Jones Street Station – The Understanding (2012)   Like if the Beach Boys had played folk music – a wonderful sense of melody and intricate rhythms played with … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 10)

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Widowspeak – Harvest Moon  (Neil Young cover) Wilco – Dynamite My Soul Kal Marks – Adventure The Staves & yMusic – The Way Is Read Ty Segall – My Lady’s On Fire Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night Johanna Warren – Here To Tell Angel Olsen – Sans Dama Scout – Toothache The Liminanas – Shadow People (featuring Emmanuelle Seigner)           … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Drive-By Truckers – What It Means

Drive-By Truckers have shared a new track, the powerful and poignant What It Means, from their much-anticipated new album, American Band, due out on 30th September via ATO Records. Describing the song, Patterson Hood said “it’s a song I wrote a couple of years ago protesting the Ferguson decision and the Trayvon Martin killing. Unfortunately, the song is still timely today. I hope and pray that … Continue reading Drive-By Truckers – What It Means

Drive-By Truckers Announce New Album

Drive-By Truckers will celebrate twenty years together with the release of a new album American Band. They have shared Surrender Under Protest from it and Patterson Hood has had some pretty powerful stuff to say about the inspiration behind the record. “These are crazy times and we have made a record steeped in this moment of history that we’re all trying to live through. We’ve always considered … Continue reading Drive-By Truckers Announce New Album

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs . 76 Tweak Bird – Greens . 75 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love . Avers – Empty Light . Dan Baker – Pistol In … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)