Dr Roddy’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. It is the turn of Dr Roddy… This years music has been a many varied kaleidoscope of sounds, moods and timing. I have moved house, set up home with my girlfriend and found myself a new job. Because … Continue reading Dr Roddy’s Top Songs Of 2012

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 4: 40-21

Today we countdown songs 40-21 in the Mad Mackerel Favourite 100 tunes of the year. You can check out the previous days entries here: 100-81, 80-61, 60-41. 40 ALABAMA SHAKES – HOLD ON Almost a head-banger done country style, love the underlying guitar rhythm. (SB) a 39 LOWER DENS – BRAINS When I picked this song out in June I said it was like a … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 4: 40-21

Live Review: Wilderness Festival (Day 2)

In addition to the Wilderness Olympic medal awards handed out by youngest sprat (see Mrs Mackerel’s post here) Saturday at the festival was another day of glorious sunshine, bizarre moments (badminton matches joined table tennis, the official skinny dipping world record attempt, miming cats and much much more) and a stellar musical line-up. The timeless, beautiful harmonies of The Staves set everyone up perfectly in … Continue reading Live Review: Wilderness Festival (Day 2)