The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

Halfway through. Here are tracks 100-91 100 Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease (2017) Simply the ultimate mix of mutated groove and indie rock. With a lineage that stretches back to the Fall and takes in The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, it is the latest addition to a long line of infectious, sing-along Manchester anthems.   99 Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental (2012) The … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard (Last) Week

The War On Drugs – Pain Dream Syndicate – Glide Flat Worms – Motorbike Weaves – #53 Elijah Ocean – Bad Dreams Billy Bragg – King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood Hamilton Leithauser – Road To Nowhere  (Talking Heads cover) Hand Habits – Yr Heart                   SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard (Last) Week

MM Shorts 824: Elijah Ocean

It has been a few months since we’ve posted anything from criminally under-rated singer-songwriter Elijah Ocean. This new track, Pasadena, has just popped up in our Soundcloud feed, and does more than enough to prove our point. It is another lovely slice of wistful, rolling  Americana that calls to mind such luminaries of the scene as Sufjan Stevens or Iron And Wine. Stream it here.   Continue reading MM Shorts 824: Elijah Ocean

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Time once again for the weekly collection of new releases in one convenient package for you. This week it is lucky eleven… . 1. Ezra Furman – I Can Change (LCD Soundsystem cover) 2. Potty Mouth – Cherry Picking 3. Israel Nash – Strangers 4. Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas 5. Widowspeak – Dead Love (so Still) 6. The Ukiah Drag – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It is the weekend and time for our regular round up of the songs from the past week that are well worth some listening time… 1. Torres – Sprinter 2. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Step Brother City 3. Nai Harvest – All The Time 4. Uniform – Perfect World 5. Shadow Age – Silaluk 6. Fight Like Apes – Pretty Keen On … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014