Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre. We also have new singles from … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

The new releases juggernaut has well and truly got into gear for 2017 with a whole host of new tracks from some longstanding MM faves seeing the light of day this week. So, rather than post them all one-by-one, we’ve rounded them up for you into one neat package. Wonderful New York duo Diet Cig have announced the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album … Continue reading New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

Japandroids Are Back

After a three year hiatus, Japandroids are back, announcing their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. It will be out worldwide on Anti- on the 27th January, and can be pre-ordered here. They have also shared the title track which will be the album’s first single. A special edition 7″ will also be available (featuring a b-side cover of the Talking Heads’ classic Love … Continue reading Japandroids Are Back

MM Shorts 161: Anabot Covers Japandroids

Scaling back the noise, but keeping the intensity, Anabot’s cover of The Japandroids recent release The House That Heaven Built is a treat. Managing to retain the essence and heart of the song and keeping the rebel-yell passion in place, though restrained deliciously behind the girl group background vocals, it makes the song’s chorus, “And if they try to slow you down/Tell ’em all to go … Continue reading MM Shorts 161: Anabot Covers Japandroids

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010. Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently. So without further ado… 10 Holly Miranda – Nobody … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

MM’s Best of the Month: September

So here we are again. A round-up of our favourite posted tracks from September, all beautifully compiled and presented for you to put on one lovely mix. And as always, a couple of new tracks for you too. Enjoy. The Rakehells – Lost Weekend mp3 Aggressive, yet danceable pop with an in-your-face attitude and catchy hooks The Moondoggies – It’s A Shame, It’s A Pity … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: September

New from Japandroids

The new Japandroids single is Heavenward Grand Prix and to MM’s ears may well be the best thing they’ve delivered for a good while. It is still loud, very loud. It is still aggressive, and the slightly feral vocals are a bit more to the fore, but by slowing things down a touch they’ve added a palpable air of menace, which sets the song apart … Continue reading New from Japandroids

New Japandroids Single

The Japandroids have a second single due (out July 20th) as part of their series of 7″ records featuring previously unreleased tracks from their Post-Nothing sessions. Each single is backed with a unique cover version. This is another high velocity anthem titled Younger Us and purchasers of the record will find a cover of X’s Sex And Dying In High Society on the reverse. It follows … Continue reading New Japandroids Single