Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010. Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently. So without further ado… 10 Holly Miranda – Nobody … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

MM’s Best of the Month: August

Here is our usual round-up of the best songs we’ve posted in August together with a couple of our favourite covers and three new songs to tempt you. Another perfect mix tape we think. Black Angels – Telephone mp3 Gentler psych-pop approach from new album calling to mind classic era Zombies Dreamend – Magnesium Light mp3 Superb psych-folk from the loosely joined and hellish story … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: August

New from Fever Ray and the National

Well we couldn’t let these two ‘biggies’ pass could we? Fever Ray’s cover of Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street is superb, it is as though the song was just waiting for a makeover using the spooky, icy electronica that is Karin Dreijer Andersson’s trademark. Check out the freaky cover too… And this week The National unveiled this new, suitably downtempo piano led track on Minnesota Public Radio … Continue reading New from Fever Ray and the National