And so here is the final personal Top Twenty of the year. This time it is my turn! Another twelve months neatly wrapped up and delivered for your listening pleasure and here’s to 2016… 20. Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc An apocalyptic, “end-is-nigh” rolling, country rock anthem. Pure poetry with the best coda to a song I heard all year, “shed a tear for the books … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year. 75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek   74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash   73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc   71 Heaters – Mean Green   70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square   69 Chris Staples – Dark Side … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol 6)

After a bit of a gap due to too much life interrupting, we’re back with instalment 6 of Nickel In The Jukebox. Ten new songs, you decide how good they are…   Miners – Better Instincts  [RIYL: Folk-rock, Lord Huron, The Head And The Heart]   Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu-Tang Shirt  [RIYL: Indie-rock, Wilco, Jenny Lewis] . PROM – I’ll Teach You  [RIYL: … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol 6)

MM Shorts 720: Futurekids

Following some lineup changes, Canada’s futurekids are now a female-fronted, MOOG-driven indie rock outfit, and working on the follow up to last year’s Say Goodnight to the Machines EP. With a smooth blend of subtle twang and layered choral vocals, appropriately named new track Americana is a porch sittin’ love letter to roots music featuring new vocalist Kaeleigh Ayre. Listen/download it here. . Continue reading MM Shorts 720: Futurekids