The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Grass House – Tumble In The Wind

We’ve long been admirers of Grass House – in fact we named them as one of our favourite new bands of 2010. They’re back after somewhat of a hiatus with a new track on Soundcloud. Tumble In The Wind is a resigned, evocative return – the kind of thing they do so well. The low-key half spoken half whispered vocals intoned over a slow moving … Continue reading Grass House – Tumble In The Wind

Grass House Return

We’ve been long standing fans of Yorkshire based indie rockers Grass House. Following a extended period of touring in support of debut record, 2013’s A Sun Full and Drowning, they are back with a new song, Learning To Less Feel, which is the first taste of their forthcoming new long-player. They describe it as more immediate and punchier, more upbeat even, but the track still has their trademark … Continue reading Grass House Return

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Terry Malts – Don’t 2. Grass House – All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers cover) 3. We Were Promised Jetpacks – I Keep It Composed 4. Vashti Bunyan – Holy Smoke 5. Ming City Rockers – Get Outta Your Head 6. Real Estate – Paper Dolls (Nerves cover) 7. Blood Sister – Paralysis . . . . . . . . … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

It is that time of year again. The votes have been polled from our MM contributors, the results collated and without further ado, here are Mad Mackerel’s favourite hundred tracks of 2013. Today, we’re counting down the first twenty five, from 100-76. 100 Woody Pines – Hobo And His Bride Classic, ramblin’ country blues, where songs are filled with characters fighting to climb up or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

Grass House Debut Album

Next Monday will see the release of A Sun Full And Drowning, the debut long-player from long-standing MM faves Grass House. Featuring ten tracks, the album includes new versions of the bands critically acclaimed and sold out singles Spinning As We Turn (one of our favourite tracks of the year), And Now For The Wild and the recent I Was A Streetlight, as well as … Continue reading Grass House Debut Album

The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Our first visit to the brilliant Green Man Festival. Here are the twenty best things we heard, saw and discovered over the weekend. 1. The Parquet Courts live up to the hype Like the Ramones on speed, the four-piece transcended all the hype with the set of the weekend – a thrilling, occasionally ramshackle, breakneck excursion into punk, slacker pop and moshpit heaven, and in … Continue reading The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival