MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

The third of our personal countdowns… 20 Metz – Drained Lake Angular, ear-piercing and provocative. Imagine the clatter of early Sonic Youth brought up to warp speed.   19 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist Cabbage’s Extended Play of Cruelty was our EP of the year by a country mile – a collection of brilliantly acerbic, witty and spiky tunes. Fraudulent Artist is a furious, up-tempo rant that … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Each year we share MM’s contributors’ personal favourites of the year. Kicking us off is a fine selection from the Italian Job. Buon Lavoro. 20. Lød – Folder   19. BAIT – Push The Elephant   18. The Gay Blades – Hurricane Boys   17. Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   16. Beaches – Void   15. War On Drugs – Holding On (Edit)   … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

  25 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   24 FEWS – La Guardia   23 The Coathangers – Captain’s Dead   22 Cherry Glazerr – Nurse Ratched   21 Beaches – Void   20 Lo Tom – Covered Wagon   19 Trevor Sensor – High Beams   18 Mark Lanegan – Beehive   17 Sun Seeker – Won’t Keep Me Up At Night   16 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 25-1

The Fresh & Onlys – Impossible Man

After three long years of anticipation, San Francisco’s psych-blasted, starry-eyed weirdos The Fresh & Only’s are returning with their new album, Wolf Lie Down. The brilliant title track is one of our favourites of the year so far, and now we also have the smouldering garage chug of Impossible Man for you. Stream both below.     Continue reading The Fresh & Onlys – Impossible Man

New Single From The Fresh & Onlys

Who Let The Devil is to be the next single from The Fresh & Onlys, and is taken from their forthcoming long player House of Spirits. It might well be our favourite track we’ve heard from them to date, a creepy ode to demonic possession and Old Nick himself that is borne on a queasy, hypnotic rhythm and perfectly counterbalanced by Tim Cohen’s affecting and paranoid … Continue reading New Single From The Fresh & Onlys

Monday Means Eight Of The Best

It has been a while since we’ve had a round-up from round the web and our favourite blogs. These are some of the tunes that have been monopolising the MM stereo recently and should get your week off with a snap, crackle and pop! We have a new track from The Crocodiles with the snaking, noise-pop of Endless Flowers from forthcoming album of the same … Continue reading Monday Means Eight Of The Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

So we exit April, which true to form turned out to be wetter than a Mackerel’s handshake. No matter, banish the blues with this scorching mix of some of the best downloads we offered in the month, plus a few new ones to get to know and love too. Download Alexander Tucker – Window Sill mp3 (from Third Mouth) Minimalist string arrangements with electronic manipulations … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

Saturday Means Eight of the Best

Here is our semi-regular round-up of what’s new (and good) from our in-box, our favourite blogs, and the realms of the internet. We have some dusty, backwoods Americana from The Great American Canyon Band and Father John Misty and some rollicking country rock’n’roll from Deer Tick’s new Tim EP. We have high octane garage from the Fresh & Onlys with a non-album cut that appears … Continue reading Saturday Means Eight of the Best