Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind

Fontaines D.C. have shared a new song, Televised Mind, and accompanying music video. It is the third track shared from their forthcoming LP A Hero’s Death, which is out on the 31st July. The track heaves, drones, and churns – a faultless embodiment of the bruised and battered – perfect in its uneasy, resigned melancholy. All your laughter pissed awayAll your sadness pissed awayNow you … Continue reading Fontaines D.C. – Televised Mind

Fontaines D.C. – I Don’t Belong

Fontaines D.C. have shared a second track from their forthcoming album A Hero’s Death – out July 31 via Partisan. I Don’t Belong opens the album and with its lonely intensity, stands in stark relief to the swagger that kicked off their debut album last year (Big). Watch the video and take in all its brooding, resigned brilliance. File somewhere between the Pixies and Joy … Continue reading Fontaines D.C. – I Don’t Belong

Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

Fontaine’s D.C. are back! Our favourite band from 2019, the Dubliners have announced a follow-up to last year’s brilliant Dogrel. It will be called A Hero’s Death and be out on 31st July via Partisan Records. Hear the album’s title track now, already one of the best songs we’ve heard this year, and watch the accompanying music video starring Aidan Gillen (of Game of Thrones, … Continue reading Fontaines D.C. – A Hero’s Death

Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

  And here we have the final part of our favourite tunes of 2019… Discover and enjoy. 25 UV Race – Mr Blame A brash, unapologetic race through proto-punk stomp and malodorous glam-punk aesthetics.   24 Lonesome Shack – The City is a Desert Anchored by an insistent country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it, and sounds like it could … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

New single From Fontaines D.C. & Announce Debut Album

Our favourite band of the moment are back with a new single and release details for their debut album. Ahead of their sold-out UK headline tour in April, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have announced their highly-anticipated debut album, Dogrel, which is slated for release on 12th April (the day after MM’s birthday doncha know) via Partisan Records. Alongside the announcement of their new album, the band … Continue reading New single From Fontaines D.C. & Announce Debut Album

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)

New Single From Fontaines D.C.

The urgent, compulsive punk of Dublin’s mighty Fontaines D.C. might well be our favourite new band discovery of the year. Following on from the brilliant Chequeless Reckless single they have shared new track Too Real. Another storming single of undeniable power and swagger that just begs to be played loud, and on repeat. Watch the video below – director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of … Continue reading New Single From Fontaines D.C.

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)