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

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

50 Hiccup – Teasin’   49 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   48 Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   47 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   46 Dream Police – Revenge   45 BAIT – Push The Elephant   44 Meat Wave – The Incessant   43 Young Fathers – Only God Knows   42 Ty Segall – Big Man   41 The Sugarmen – Our Gallows … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 2)

Part two of our weekly round up of the best tracks from the past seven days kicks off with another fine track from Laura Marling’s new album, and an excellent new single from The Districts. We have another brash slab of riotous rock from Charly Bliss and something equally propulsive from Hiccup (should keep the indie kids happy). Trance Farmers slow things down with their ominous new single, while Cotillon’s new track … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 2)

MM Shorts 906: Hiccup

Hiccup pen breakneck songs within the realm of girl-group pop meets buzzsaw distorted guitars that the Ramones pioneered. Imaginary Enemies, the trio’s debut full-length effort will be released on Father/Daughter Records on March 24. Listen to the effervescently infectious track Teasing’, a perfectly judged track of punk immediacy shot through with a classic pop sensibility.   Continue reading MM Shorts 906: Hiccup

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Seven days, nine new songs, all winners. Courtney Barnett – Boxing Days Blues Revisited JEFF The Brotherhood – Radiating Fiber Plane Besnard Lakes – Golden Lion Cass McCombs – Evangeline William Elliott Whitmore – Civilisations Hiccup – Whatevs, Its Cool Powderburns – Not Right (Stooges cover) Cheatahs – Su-Pra Mothers – It Hurts Until It Doesn’t                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week