King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Organ Farmer Video

Australia’s marvellous King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are soon to release their fifteenth studio album – Infest The Rats’ Nest – on August 16 (ATO Records). Released just six months after the uplifting blues-rock boogie of Fishing For Fishes, and drawing on the mid/late 1980s golden period of thrash metal – Metallica and Slayer, certainly, but also lesser-cited bands such as Exodus, Kreator and Overkill … Continue reading King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Organ Farmer Video

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Feel The Sun The UV Club – Mr Blame Lucille Furs – Paint Euphrosyne Blue Frankie Cosmos – Dancing Los Wilds – Muñequita de Trapo Grim Streaker – Today New York                   UV … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Cyboogie

For a band who released five albums in 2017, over 12-months without anything new seems like an eternity, but Melbourne’s freewheeling 7-piece, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, have ended their musical drought in some style with Cyboogie, a stomping near seven minute electro-shuffle that filters all that’s great about about the band through the Moroder-filter. Freak out to it below.   Continue reading King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Cyboogie

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Titus Andronicus – Number One (In New York) Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Echo Moon Duo – Jukebox Babe  (Alan Vega cover) Mind Spiders – Furies Sonny Smith – Burnin’ Up (featuring Angel Olsen) Corey Flood – Feel Okay Fidlar – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle  (Nirvana cover) King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Muddy Water … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

The third of our personal countdowns… 20 Metz – Drained Lake Angular, ear-piercing and provocative. Imagine the clatter of early Sonic Youth brought up to warp speed.   19 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist Cabbage’s Extended Play of Cruelty was our EP of the year by a country mile – a collection of brilliantly acerbic, witty and spiky tunes. Fraudulent Artist is a furious, up-tempo rant that … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Mad Mackerel

MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

Our second personal countdown comes from long time top twenty stalwart Chris T Popper, a fish of fine musical taste and the Steve Bould of Mad Mackerel. 20 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   19 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   18 Meat Wave – The Incessant   17 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   16 Ty Segall – Big Man   15 Public Serivce Broadcasting – … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Each year we share MM’s contributors’ personal favourites of the year. Kicking us off is a fine selection from the Italian Job. Buon Lavoro. 20. Lød – Folder   19. BAIT – Push The Elephant   18. The Gay Blades – Hurricane Boys   17. Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   16. Beaches – Void   15. War On Drugs – Holding On (Edit)   … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

  30 Meat Wave – The Incessant   29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch   28 Oh Sees – Orc   27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now   26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1   25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall   24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting   23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps   22 Alvvays … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year