Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Hookworms – Static Resistance Thurston Moore – Mx Liberty Olden Yolk – Vital Sign King Tuff – The Other Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Alexis Krauss & The Our Land Collective – Our Land Charly Bliss – The Way You Wear Your Head  (Nada Surf cover) A Place To Bury Strangers – Never Coming Back The Messthetics – Serpent Tongue … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

An excellent set of videos/tunes today from the outstanding Joe Pug with a lyric video with a slight difference and the song itself, a cover of Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young’s Deep Dark Wells is a stunner. We have the Young Knives continuing their welcome return with their new musical film for Maureen, and Soledad Velez’s video for Black Light In The Forest. Lastly, we have MM … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

New Hookworms Single

Like their name, Hookworms have relentlessly continued to burrow their way into our psyche ever since we first came across them back in January 2012. A year later we were joyously pummelled into gibbering, drooling submission by their debut album Pearl Mystic – a triumph of modern day, heavy psychedelic rock that announced them as serious British contenders to dine at the top table inhabited … Continue reading New Hookworms Single

MM Shorts 305: More From The Psych For Sore Eyes EP

Back at the beginning of January we posted a track from the excellent Band In Heaven from a new six track compilation EP titled Psych For Sore Eyes. Now we have the opening track from the EP from MM faves the very mighty Hookworms. Have a listen to The Correspondent below. We ordered our copy way back, and the vinyl is already sold out in … Continue reading MM Shorts 305: More From The Psych For Sore Eyes EP

Debut Album From Hookworms

The magnificently named Hookworms will release their debut album Pearl Mystic on 4th March. Doubtless, if they were based in Austin, Texas they would be being lauded in the same way as some of the very best of the heavier psych-rock bands like The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo and the like. Instead they are from Leeds, but no matter, this promises to be … Continue reading Debut Album From Hookworms

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Hookworms

I noticed the name Hookworms in the singles review of this month’s Uncut magazine and the references to Spectrum and Wooden Shjips as well as a ringing endorsement from Sun Araw’s Cameron Stallones made it a definite to investigate further. So, one download from eMusic later and we’re swaying along to the stoned grooves and blissed out hypnotics that this Leeds five piece provide so … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Hookworms