Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is the selection from the Mad Mackerel jury for our choice cuts from the past seven days. Enjoy. Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun Rogue Wave – What Is Left To Solve The Castillians – Come What May Witching Waves – Pitiless La Sera – I Need An Angel Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man Purling Hiss – My … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM succumbs to Xmas Already…All DZ Deathrays Fault

As you’ll see from previous years, we like a good festive tune as much as the next fish, but were determined to not post anything of this nature until at least December. But then along come DZ Deathrays and their version of Lonely This Christmas…and (no pun intended) blew that resolution out of the water! . Continue reading MM succumbs to Xmas Already…All DZ Deathrays Fault

DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull

Starting with drums that could have sprung from a South London ghetto blaster, Reflective Skull, the new single from Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays quickly launches into a gut wrenching riff, cathartic half-howls and a rhythm section that both spirals and swaggers – all capped off in just three and a half destructive minutes. Let sonic mayhem ensue… . Continue reading DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull

Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Having got back from discovering some of the many delights of Denmark, there were a few songs to catch up on and share. So starting the week with a round-up of ten fine tunes seemed the right way to go… We have just discovered the excellent Cornish sisters Hockeysmith, offering an alluring mix of woozy noise-pop, claustrophobic psychedelic and even a hint of menacing, pulsating disco. Put … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Videos of the Day: Beachwood Sparks || September Girls || Talmud Beach || DZ Deathrays || Wild Ones || Caravan Of Thieves

We have no less than six excellent videos and songs to help you begin to welcome in the weekend. First up is Beachwood Sparks and their 70s inspired home footage homage is a perfect fit for track Make It Together. By way of contrast, the video for fuzzed-up indie rockers, September Girls new single Heartbeats, draws on influences of old Hammer Horrors and photographers such Ryan McGinley and … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Beachwood Sparks || September Girls || Talmud Beach || DZ Deathrays || Wild Ones || Caravan Of Thieves

New From DZ Deathrays

After releasing their excellent debut LP of ferocious, thrash party anthems Bloodstreams last year, Australia’s DZ Deathrays have literally spent the last eighteen months touring the world. Now the duo have offered up the first taste of their forthcoming sophomore LP (scheduled for the first half of 2014) in the form of a crushing new single entitled Northern Lights. Continue reading New From DZ Deathrays

More Videos For Your Perusal And Enjoyment

We seem to be getting overwhelmed by high quality videos at the moment so it would be churlish and not a little selfish of us not to share some of the best with you. Kicking off is the wonderful video for the delicately beautiful Tuck The Darkness In from the Bowerbirds new album The Clearing. a Next we have Cheyenne Marie Mize and a video for her … Continue reading More Videos For Your Perusal And Enjoyment

Turn The Volume Up To 11…

Here are three cracking reasons to turn the volume all the way up to 11 on your stereo and blast these into your neighbourhood. First up is The Men with the title track to their forthcoming album Open Your Heart – this has more than an echo of the Buzzcocks classic Ever Fallen In Love as they submerge an almost-pop riff beneath dissonant, strident guitar hooks … Continue reading Turn The Volume Up To 11…