Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

LIFE – Hollow Thing

Following the release of brilliant recent single Moral Fibre, Hull outfit LIFE have now announced details of their much anticipated second album A Picture Of Good Health. Alongside the announcement the band have also shared a new single taken from the record called Hollow Thing. Whereas the band’s excellent debut album Popular Music was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with … Continue reading LIFE – Hollow Thing

New Single From LIFE

Discovering LIFE at Truck Festival back in 2017 was one of our festival highlights, so much so we went straight out and bought a vinyl copy of their excellent debut long player Popular Music. A follow-up is (thankfully) due for release this year and they’re sharing the biting first single, Moral Fibre, which is out today via Afghan Moon / PIAS, and is available for … Continue reading New Single From LIFE

New Single From LIFE

Vibrant, modern day punks – Hull four piece LIFE were one of our favourite discoveries playing live at Truck festival last summer. This is their first new music since the release of their excellent debut album Popular Music. Grown Up is another frenetic, raucous slice of muscular indie-rock that plays with the theme of adulthood; getting to grips with your responsibilities and behaving in a mature … Continue reading New Single From LIFE

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

Truck Festival 2017

Technical issues have meant we’ve been quieter than usual this week, but hopefully with all those resolved we can get back to normal service. It is a shame as we spent the weekend with middle sprat wallowing ankle, and sometimes knee, deep in swampy mud at Truck Festival. Truck has been a bit of a Mackerel family institution for a few years now, a small(ish) … Continue reading Truck Festival 2017