The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

Day four of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years. 140 Chelsea Light Moving – Groovy & Linda (2012)   A distorted, bloody jam in tune with the bloody, violent nature of the 1960s shooting it narrates. Any Sonic Youth undertones? What do you think.    139 Dan Auerbach – Heartbroken, In Disrepair (2009) The gritty guitar sound sets up a soulful, dirty … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

  The first of our four individual listings comes from The Italian Job – she of the detailed spreadsheets and punk rock outlook. Listen on Spotify here. 20. Underworld – I Exhale   19. The Wave Pictures – Pool Hall   18. Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   17. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   16. Terry Malts – Used To Be   … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: THE ITALIAN JOB

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.   75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So   74 Beach – Donuts   73 exmagician – Job Done   72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration   71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child   70 Dune Rats – Bullshit   69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Some New Videos

We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them… We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From … Continue reading Some New Videos

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It’s that time again…our regular round-up of rollicking (and not-so-rollicking) new tunes from the previous seven days. This time we have the welcome return of Cass McCombs alongside the infectious psych-rock of White Room, the scrappy, confrontational punk of MOURN and the new collaboration between Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando, folksinger Marciana Jones and the wonderful Willy Mason called TSP plus six more. Have fun. Cass … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Julie Ruin – I Decide

The Julie Ruin will release the follow up to 2013’s Run Fast album in July. Titled Hit Reset, the first single from it is this brilliant slice of stomping indie rock, I Decide. It somehow manages to be outrageously catchy while simultaneously sounding like an angry bunch of wasps trapped in a jam jar. Watch the lyric video starring Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, which was filmed in Austin … Continue reading Julie Ruin – I Decide