Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral   This wonky, horn-led track taken from her excellent Mutual Horse album, dips its toes into the swirling whirlpools of off-kilter indie pop with a buoyant rhythmic pulse and nods to glam rock and funk.   74 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound   Suck The … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eels – Bone Dry Joan Shelley – The Bridge  (Dolly Parton cover) feat Bonnie Price Billy Breakfast Muff – Patient Manchester Orchestra – No Hard Feelings  (Avett Brothers cover) Hinds – Finally Floating Laura Veirs – Lightning Rod Medistation – Pool Of Blood Wye Oak – Lifer Eureka California – Mexican Coke                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

PJ Harvey & Harry Escott – An Acre Of Land Goat Girl – The Man Screaming Females – No More I Love You’s  (Annie Lennox cover) EELS – Today Is The Day Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America King Tuff – Psycho Star Say Sue Me – Old Town Shakey Graves – Counting Sheep Plain Dog – Reptile Boy         … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eels – The Deconstruction The Decemberists – Severed No Age – Send Me Haley Heynderickx – Untitled God Song Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold-Down Bonny Doon – I Am here (I Am Alive) Radkey – Not Smart Micah P. Hinson – Beneath The Rose ((Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012) Jack Cooper – Fat Old Sun  (Pink Floyd cover) The Soft Moon – Choke … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

20) Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 19) Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night . 18) Faces On Film – Percy . 17) Early Winters – A Thing For You . 16) Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . 15) Eels – Mistakes of My Youth . 14) Chimes – Total Sunflower . 13) Dust From A 1000 Yrs – Smoke Em Up .  … Continue reading Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

Free Halloween Mix 2013

Here is our traditional free Halloween Mix for 2013 – twenty five great tunes and the fourth year we’ve provided a soundtrack for one of the best nights of the year. Download a perfect mix of ghouls, ghosts, spooks, and all manner of assorted monsters…from all genres and the past 40 years. No trick, all treat! Download Gene Vincent – Race With The Devil mp3 … Continue reading Free Halloween Mix 2013

Videos of the Day: Eels || Minus The Bear || The Vestals || Whispertown

New videos today from indie-rock grandmaster Eels, a wonderfully surreal animated video for Minus The Bear’s prog-pop of Listing, some melancholic indie-pop from The Vestals and Whispertown’s new video for Open The Other Eye. a a a a a a Continue reading Videos of the Day: Eels || Minus The Bear || The Vestals || Whispertown