Mad Mackerel’s Monday Morning Threesome

Here’s a good way to start the working week – with a triple helping of top notch, indie goodness. First up is the return of alt-Country pioneers Lambchop who will release their first album since 2008 in the form of Mr. M, which is a tribute to the great Vic Chesnutt. If Not I’ll Just Die is a smooth, almost jazz inflected cut that is … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Monday Morning Threesome

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010. Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently. So without further ado… 10 Holly Miranda – Nobody … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

The Mackerels go to Truck

This weekend was our first visit to Truck, an intimate and friendly music festival held on a farm near Oxford. This was their 13th such event and was blessed with sunshine throughout. Mrs Mackerel and I took the three Mackerel sprats along on both days and had a thoroughly good time whether it was learning the Poyes(? – top left) , sampling the Rotary Club’s … Continue reading The Mackerels go to Truck