The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of our countdown of our favourite songs from the past ten years… 180 Strand Of Oaks – Alex Kona (2010) “Alex Kona was twelve feet tall, his mother got killed by a bowling ball”. What else is there?   179 Port O’Brien – My Will Is Good (2009)   Rhythmic and punchy folk-rock, but with a hook most pop songs would … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday: 8th January

I rather love this song. And being a rather obsessive listener, it’s been on non-stop. If it strikes a chord then I will know every nuance, every hat tap, every little murmur; I can’t tell you how many hundreds of times I’ve listened to my numero uno of 2015. But that’s another story for another day. Truth be told, it’s been a rather pants introduction … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday: 8th January

Videos of the Day: T. Hardy Morris || Fist City || Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros || Radkey

Videos to start the week from the acoustic Americana of the places in peril initiative of T. Hardy Morris to the weird party freaks of Fist City’s Boring Kids, and the visual gymnastics of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros film for Better Days. Lastly we have the speed and fury of Radkey perfectly captured in this performance of Cat & Mouse. . . . … Continue reading Videos of the Day: T. Hardy Morris || Fist City || Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros || Radkey

MM Shorts 346: John Denver Tribute

The compilation The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver sees an official release today and features artists including Sharon Van Etten, J Mascis, Evan Dando, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Emmylou Harris and many more reinterpreting some of the pop icon’s classic tunes. Listen to a few choice selections from it below and order it via iTunes (USA) here. Continue reading MM Shorts 346: John Denver Tribute

Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Next for your listening pleasure is Mrs Mackerel… 25. Tom Williams & the Boat – My Bones 24. Richard Hawley – The Wood Collier’s Grave a 23. Boombox Hearts – 100 (The Latest Flame) Download The Boombox Hearts … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs Of 2012

New Releases Round Up

So many new releases, so little time. Here are a few guaranteed to brighten up a Friday. Loving this new track, Yatton from Beak> in all its hypnotic, krautrock inspired glory. From a new album due in the summer. a In a similar vein, Arc In Round’s self-titled debut LP, being released June 26, by La Société Expéditionnaire, reflects a sensibility garnered from endless hours of … Continue reading New Releases Round Up

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 9 Mrs Mackerel

Our final Top Ten selection comes courtesy of the lovely, and ever radiant, Mrs Mackerel. Over to you girl! It’s been a great musical year. But such a plethora of riches always presents a problem – what’s a girl to choose? Fortunately some fine contributions in the preceding week means most bases are covered. Live gigs, although few and far between this year, have been … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 9 Mrs Mackerel