Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

Chris T Popper has been with MM from the very first post. Every year he produces his own list of favourite tunes and here are his selections for 2019. This year he was helped by Stan the greyhound. Next year I’m hoping we get Stan’s choices…   10. She Keeps Bees – Kinship Never got bored of that opening drum groove. Backed up by Jessica … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

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)

Mega Round Up (Part 2)

Following on from yesterday’s Round Up (Part 1), here are a few quieter, more reflective tunes. But all equally good! First up is Katie Toupin, ex of Houndmouth, and the title track to her new album. Magnetic Moves is a gem of hook filled indie pop.   We’re big, big fans of Frog’s ‘wyrd Americana’, and they do not disappoint with latest track Black Friday … Continue reading Mega Round Up (Part 2)

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 10)

After a temporary hiatus, we’re back with another round of jukebox style hits for you to trial and judge. Over to you. Hit or miss…   False Heads – Steal And Cheat  [RIYL: Bratty punk, Buzzcocks, Libertines]   Mount Moriah – Cardinal Cross  [RIYL: Alt-country, Sixteen Horsepower, Frontier Ruckus]   Sun Machine – Loudest Of Them  [RIYL: 60s Psych, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev]   Big … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 10)