Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)

Here is the second part of our countdown of our favourite 100 songs of 2020.   75 Protomartyr – Worm in Heaven   74 Flat Worms – The Aughts   73 IDLES – Mr Motivator   72 Bee Bee Sea – Day Ripper   71 TRAAMS – Greyhound   70 Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)   69 Songhoy Blues – Badala   68 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)

New Video: IDLES – A Hymn

IDLES have shared a new song A Hymn. It is described as the emotional centrepiece off the Bristol band’s forthcoming LP, Ultra Mono (out on the 25th September via Partisan). We have the accompanying music video for you which features the band driving with their parents through their hometown streets to the shops, providing a grey window into suburban English life that matches the song’s heavyhearted … Continue reading New Video: IDLES – A Hymn

IDLES Annouce New Album. Share Grounds

On 25th September, IDLES will release their third album – Ultra Mono – via Partisan Records. The band have shared album highlight and thunderous call-to-action Grounds, which you can watch/stream below.   Ahead of its release, IDLES will also host a series of three live performances from an iconic studio on Aug 29-30, which will be professionally recorded, filmed, and livestreamed. Upon purchase of a ticket, … Continue reading IDLES Annouce New Album. Share Grounds

IDLES – Mr. Motivator

IDLES have shared a brilliant, battering ram of a new track Mr. Motivator – the first preview of their highly anticipated third LP due out later this year. The song doubles down on the (self-admitted) sloganeering and social commentary that’s become the band’s signature, yet here more than ever they’re able to take clichés and turn them into music that’s deeply complex and brutally relevant. … Continue reading IDLES – Mr. Motivator

Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

Round Up Time Again

Here are ten new tunes all nicely collected up for you in one easy post – from the righteous fury of IDLES and Honey Lung to the traditional folk of Bonny Light Horseman and Devendra Banhart. We also have new songs from the likes of the Lumineers, Parsnip, New Pornographers, Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen and The Growlers. Whatever floats your boat, there is something here to enjoy.   … Continue reading Round Up Time Again

IDLES – Mercedes Marxist

The marvellous IDLES have shared a new song anthem – Mercedes Marxist – taken from the sessions for their latest LP Joy as an Act of Resistance. It will be released physically on 2nd August as a 7″, which will include another new song on its b-side, entitled I Dream Gullioutine. Pre-orders are available HERE. It is a brilliantly menacing slab of quivering, barely constrained … Continue reading IDLES – Mercedes Marxist

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral   This wonky, horn-led track taken from her excellent Mutual Horse album, dips its toes into the swirling whirlpools of off-kilter indie pop with a buoyant rhythmic pulse and nods to glam rock and funk.   74 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound   Suck The … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

IDLES – Great Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After) Fucked Up – Normal People Cat Power (feat. Lana Del Rey) – Woman Low – Disarray Spain – Maya In The Summer Iron & Wine – Waves Of Galveston Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was A Child Whitney Ballen – Fucking Sudakistan – Last Love Supreme Fidlar – Are You … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week