Justin Townes Earle – Ain’t Got No Money

Justin Townes Earle is set to return with The Saint of Lost Causes on May 24th. It is the follow up to his excellent 2017 album Kids In The Street, and spans everything from traditional country, blues and folk to western swing, roots-rock and boogie-woogie. The first taste is Ain’t Got no Money, a pared back, uptempo Country rocker that has a touch of the … Continue reading Justin Townes Earle – Ain’t Got No Money

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Justin Townes Earle – Graceland Hazel English – Love Is Dead Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo) ShitKid – Alright Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs Trevor Sensor – High Beams Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song David Bazan – … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

More From Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle will release his New West Records debut Kids In The Street on 26th May. It is one of our most anticipated albums for the first half of the year. We’ve already shared lead track Champagne Corolla, and now we have the compassionate, yearning ballad Faded Valentine for you – it is classic country with a touch of honky tonk and an absolute gem … Continue reading More From Justin Townes Earle

Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 1)

Once again some cracking tuneage for you today in Part 1 of our regular weekly round-up of some of the best new releases. We are ultra excited by the return of Justin Townes Earle and Champagne Corolla, which comes from forthcoming album Kids In The Street,  T. Hardy Morris who has shared a new track NY and Sharon Van Etten who reimagines the Skeeter Davis track End … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part 1)

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

And so here is the final personal Top Twenty of the year. This time it is my turn! Another twelve months neatly wrapped up and delivered for your listening pleasure and here’s to 2016… 20. Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc An apocalyptic, “end-is-nigh” rolling, country rock anthem. Pure poetry with the best coda to a song I heard all year, “shed a tear for the books … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Justin Townes Earle – Call Ya Momma

Having already released one excellent album this year with Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle is clearly not resting on his laurels as he will follow it up with another new release in early 2015 with the associated title Absent Fathers. The first taste comes in the shape of the wonderful Call Ya Momma. The album is out on the 13th January via Vagrant. You can pre-order … Continue reading Justin Townes Earle – Call Ya Momma

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) 2. Grouper – Holding 3. Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – I’ll Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks cover) 4. Chumped – Name That Thing 5. John Moore – Smoking On The Cancer Ward . . [Click through for free download] . . . . Continue reading Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week