ICYMI: Lightning Dust – Material Life EP

We missed posting about the new Material Life EP from Lightning Dust a couple of months ago. Mentioning Amber Webber in our earlier post today reminded us and we thought better late than never! The two tracks made a sprightly summer foil to the autumnal darkness of last year’s wonderful LP Spectre. Going for a live-from-the-garage feel, the duo of Amber and Joshua Wells  invited … Continue reading ICYMI: Lightning Dust – Material Life EP

Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

Chris T Popper has been with MM from the very first post. Every year he produces his own list of favourite tunes and here are his selections for 2019. This year he was helped by Stan the greyhound. Next year I’m hoping we get Stan’s choices…   10. She Keeps Bees – Kinship Never got bored of that opening drum groove. Backed up by Jessica … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

  And here we have the final part of our favourite tunes of 2019… Discover and enjoy. 25 UV Race – Mr Blame A brash, unapologetic race through proto-punk stomp and malodorous glam-punk aesthetics.   24 Lonesome Shack – The City is a Desert Anchored by an insistent country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it, and sounds like it could … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

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)

Lightning Dust – Competitive Depression

Vancouver, BC duo Lightning Dust’s outstanding new album Spectre arrived in stores last Friday, via Western Vinyl. The album was preceded by singles Run Away, Led Astray, A Pretty Picture (featuring Stephen Malkmus on guitar), and Devoted To, and now the band have shared the video for slacker anthem Competitive Depression, which put simply, is yet another fine example of their phenomenal songwriting. Watch it here.   … Continue reading Lightning Dust – Competitive Depression

Lightning Dust – Run Away

Lightning Dust have shared another track, Run Away, from their forthcoming album Spectre, due out on the 4th October, via Western Vinyl. “Run Away explores the hardships of change — when our minds resist it. It’s the battle between logic and emotion,” explains the band, multi-instrumentalist Joshua Wells and singer/guitarist Amber Webber. “A tense and sonically deranged one in which a backward pulse blips into … Continue reading Lightning Dust – Run Away

Lightning Dust – Led Astray

Amber Webber and Josh Wells who make up the Vancouver based duo Lightning Dust have shared their video for new single Led Astray, the second from their forthcoming new album, Spectre. Of the song and video, Amber says, “When the goblin inside our brain leads us on a trip though all the ugly sides of reality – steering us away from all our 500-thread count, … Continue reading Lightning Dust – Led Astray

Lightning Dust Announce Spectre, Share Devoted To

Long term MM faves Lightning Dust, the Vancouver based duo of Amber Webber and Josh Wells, formerly of Black Mountain have announced their fourth album, Spectre. It will be released on October 4th, via Western Vinyl and the band have also shared lead single Devoted To. Webber wrote the moving and haunting songs on Spectre during a challenging, introspective time of self-discovery that resulted in … Continue reading Lightning Dust Announce Spectre, Share Devoted To

Videos of the Day: Sea Wolf || Lightning Dust || Las Kellies || Longfellow

Enjoy some fine videos from long standing MM favourites Sea Wolf and Lightning Dust as well as fiery Argentinian trio Las Kellies and their film for Golden Love and lastly some lovely acoustic folk from Longfellow. . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Sea Wolf || Lightning Dust || Las Kellies || Longfellow