MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

No less than ten songs for you this week including the return of The Shins, a brilliant new protest song from Kevin Morby as well as new tunes from The Orwells, Futurebirds,  Thee Oh Sees, Horse Thief and a tasty cover from Hinds. We also have our first official seasonal posting – slightly dubiously as it is still October – but it is She & Him so … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

20) Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 19) Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night . 18) Faces On Film – Percy . 17) Early Winters – A Thing For You . 16) Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . 15) Eels – Mistakes of My Youth . 14) Chimes – Total Sunflower . 13) Dust From A 1000 Yrs – Smoke Em Up .  … Continue reading Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

Best of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Top Ten

As always we round off our best of the year posts with the individual contributions starting with the newly manacled wed Dr Roddy and his personal top ten of 2014. …This year has seemed to fly by, I got married, we had a little boy and we are now in the middle of building works involving having our roof off in mid-winter. So it has been … Continue reading Best of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Top Ten

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever. Anyway, with a bit … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Horse Thief – Little Dust

Perhaps a perfect companion and counterpoint to our earlier post on the Delines, is this relaxed, undulating slice of Americana from Horse Thief. Little Dust is taken from upcoming album Fear In Bliss (from which we’ve already given you the brilliant I Am The Bear), and sets expansive, chiming guitars behind an rolling, easy-going vocal that we’re guessing is destined to become a live singalong of … Continue reading Horse Thief – Little Dust

Videos of the Day: Horse Thief || Iron & Wine || Old Man Canyon || The Soft Moon

Watch videos for Horse Thief’s brilliant track I Am The Bear, a stunning intimate acoustic perfomance from SXSW by Iron & Wine, a gorgeous Phantoms & Friends from Old Man Canyon (free EP download from Bandcamp here), and to finish the jittery, unsettling Want by The Soft Moon gets a video to match… . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Horse Thief || Iron & Wine || Old Man Canyon || The Soft Moon