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)

Video Round Up

Here is our latest collection of musical films for you. A regular pot pourri of musical styles from Girl Skin’s gorgeously fragile chamber folk to Sit Down’s oozing amalgam of doom metal and sludgy punk by way of The Cavemen’s amphetamine-fueled rhythms and scorching guitar, coupled with drunk and disorderly vocal tirades, and First Aid Kit’s ever perfect vocal harmonies. There is Steve Mason’s soulful new … Continue reading Video Round Up

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

Here are tracks 40-31 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s favourite tunes of the past ten years. 40 Avett Brothers – January Wedding (2009) Banjo, guitar, authentic romantic country and a beautiful ballad.   39 First Aid Kit – Wolf (2012)   Gorgeous folk harmonies given an almost tribal, native American feel.   38 Big Thief – Shark Smile (2017)   An airy, meandering number … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Ruins Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain Suuns – Watch You, Watch Me Alela Diane – Ether & Wood Nap Eyes – I’m Bad Now Prism Tats – Daggers Public Access T.V. – Lost In The Game U.S. Girls – Pearly Gates Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest Rik & The Pigs – America Frankie Cosmos – Jesse Kal Marks … Continue reading Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Titus Andronicus – Number One (In New York) Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Echo Moon Duo – Jukebox Babe  (Alan Vega cover) Mind Spiders – Furies Sonny Smith – Burnin’ Up (featuring Angel Olsen) Corey Flood – Feel Okay Fidlar – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle  (Nirvana cover) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Muddy Water … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Fireworks No Age – Drippy Alela Diane – Émigré’ Calexico – Voices In The Field Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender The Orwells – Vanilla The Soft Moon – It Kills Graham Coxon – Falling                     Continue reading Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Postcard

Swedish duo First Aid Kit will release their new album Ruins on January 19, their first since 2014’s excellent Stay Gold. They’ve shared another track from it, Ruins, which they describe as “one of the most traditional sounding songs we’ve ever written. It’s not a resentful song, but more of a reaching out to a lover to wish them well on their journey in the … Continue reading First Aid Kit – Postcard

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

This week our round up includes a brilliantly angry and frustrated single from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit for International Women’s Day, another track from the prolific Ty Segall’s upcoming EP, the first taste from Bonnie Prince Billy’s Merle Haggard covers record with a version of the classic Mama Tried. This week’s offering from the Our First 100 Days Project comes from Self Esteem (none other … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week