The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 7)

Our favourite 200 songs of the past ten years… numbers 90 – 81. 90 Great American Canyon Band – Undertow (2016)   An epic of yearning Americana and cinematic, shoegazing guitars that combine to stunning effect.   89 Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Stranger Dig (2009)   Raucous mix of heavy rock and psychedelic blues. Heavy drumming – check, big riff – check – rough vocals … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 7)

Videos of the Day: Shearwater || Forest Fire || The Paper Kites || The Cairo Gang || Vikesh Kapoor

Top notch videos for a Saturday morning lie-in coming from Shearwater, Forest Fire, The Paper Kites, The Cairo Gang and Vikesh Kapoor. . . . [Click through for free download] . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Shearwater || Forest Fire || The Paper Kites || The Cairo Gang || Vikesh Kapoor

Videos of the Day: Father John Misty || Forest Fire || Fine Times || Eagulls

Amongst our video selections today we have the slightly bonkers new video from Father John Misty for his brilliant track I’m Writing A Novel which comes from our 2012 Album of the Year Fear Fun, and Forest Fire’s Waiting In The Night, shot in a vintage store in Crown Heights, NY. We have Fine Times Sergio Leone inspired video for Bright Lights and lastly we … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Father John Misty || Forest Fire || Fine Times || Eagulls

New Album From Forest Fire

Forest Fire are longstanding favourites of MM, and Fortune Teller from their 2008 debut Survival remains one of our favourite songs ever. So, much celebrating at the news they are returning with their third long player, Screens on September 10th via FatCat. Apparently it will deal in sparser, harsher sonic landscapes matching synth and drone in equal measure and with nods to the late ’70s output … Continue reading New Album From Forest Fire

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Our usual round up of the very best of our August posts and some new tracks too. Dip in – every one a winner as they say. Download The Cabin Dogs – High Falls mp3 (from Midnight Trail) Invites you to kick off your boots, pour a stiff one and sit on the porch to watch the sun go down – a song for when you’re busy … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

New Album From Forest Fire

Survival, the 2008 debut album from Forest Fire was one of those records that slowly and surely crept up on you and seduced you with its charming mix of weirded out country, folk and blues. It deservedly garnered much critical acclaim and their set at the End of the Road festival last year more than lived up to mine and Barry-Sean’s expectations. Now, after too … Continue reading New Album From Forest Fire

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Time for our fourth instalment, the meandering mind of Barry-Sean… Hmmmmmm! A few … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

The End of the Road Festival – A Review

Welcome to our longest ever post, and a whole bucketful of great songs. Last weekend, Barry-Sean came with me to the End of the Road Festival and outside of the musical orgy that is SxSW, we agreed it is the best festival we’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. In fact he’s been writing about it ever since. Here’s what he has to say…. Having … Continue reading The End of the Road Festival – A Review