Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

A little like our own Laura Marling, Alynda Lee Segarra (who is to all intents and purposes Hurray For The Riff Raff) is a supremely talented young songwriter who, with each successive release, seems able to defy expectations and improve yet further on all that she has done before. Her songs possess that undefinable, and all too rare, ability to powerfully connect and stir the emotions … Continue reading Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

Videos of the Day: Hurray for the Riff Raff || John Grant || The Grisly Hand || Have Gun Will Travel || Radar Men From The Moon

Some cracking videos for you today from Hurray for the Riff Raff, John Grant, The Grisly Hand Have Gun Will Travel, and the excellently named Radar Men From The Moon. . . . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Hurray for the Riff Raff || John Grant || The Grisly Hand || Have Gun Will Travel || Radar Men From The Moon

Mrs Mackerel’s Last TFI Friday (11th January)

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu … you know the rest. I’m off to skip over the mountains, Swiss Outpost, but I do promise to Skype… Anyway (surely one of my favourite refrains?), it’s a New Year and time for me to bid goodbye to TFI and my Friday night soubriquet. With a few gig dates already booked for the months ahead, I may get … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s Last TFI Friday (11th January)

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

Here are tracks 80 – 61 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s 100 favourite tunes of the year. Don’t forget to check out numbers 100 – 81 in yesterday’s post here and check back tomorrow for numbers 61 – 40. Here we go… 80 SUN KIL MOON – SUNSHINE IN CHICAGO Beautifully bittersweet reflections of wandering troubadour preparing for another gig in Chicago and how the … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (3rd August)

After another clumsy week in which thankfully no animals or children were hurt in the making of, I have managed to emerge unscathed physically, but sadly not so the bank balance… A lovely visit from nephew Harry is restorative and exhausting in equal measures. Exhausting managing four sprats, an over-affectionate hound, two cats (one that should be six feet under and not still crapping in … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (3rd August)

Hurray For The Riff Raff UK Tour

To mark the UK release of their excellent new album Look Out Mama (out 20th August on Loose Music), MM faves Hurray For The Riff Raff will be back on these shores for a tour. Dates below and grab yourself the album’s superb title track as a freebie too. 30/08 – GLASGOW, Pivo Pivo 31/08 – NEWCASTLE, The Central 01/09 – SWANSEA, The Chattery 02/09 … Continue reading Hurray For The Riff Raff UK Tour

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Another crackerjack month of new tunes on MM, all lovingly compiled and packaged up for you in one sweet playlist ready to download. Here are 33 of our favourite tracks from our May postings and 6 new songs too. No need to thank us. Download Virals – Gloria mp3 (from Coming Up With The Sun EP) Shines bright with an insanely hooky vocal and charged guitar riffs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

More From Hurray For The Riff Raff

Following on from yesterday’s post on Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Daytrotter session, the band have now made a second track available from their excellent new release Look Out Mama. The story behind Ode to John And Yoko written by Alynda Lee Segarra is somewhat autobiographical, being inspired by growing up in a Puerto Rican household in the Bronx that never played the Beatles. Despite … Continue reading More From Hurray For The Riff Raff