New From Courney Barnett & Kurt Vile, DZ Deathrays, Bully and Ezra Furman…

Four cracking new tracks for you this morning. The latest from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s much anticipated collaboration, another absolute shredder from Aussie duo DZ Deathrays, more potent pop-punk from Bully, and indie-pop God Ezra Furman’s new track Driving Down To L.A., which he describes as “This is a song of paranoia, escape and ecstatic ego-death. We decided to make a video about me and my … Continue reading New From Courney Barnett & Kurt Vile, DZ Deathrays, Bully and Ezra Furman…

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