Lucy Dacus – Forever Half Mast

In honour of Independence Day, Lucy Dacus has released a new single titled Forever Half Mast. It follows her Valentine’s Day-inspired La Vie En Rose cover and her ode to Mother’s Day and Taurus Season, an original song titled My Mother & I. Her ongoing 2019 singles series will also include tracks tied to Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s, with a physical EP … Continue reading Lucy Dacus – Forever Half Mast

Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I

Although we’ve had Mother’s Day here in the UK, it is not so in the States (May 12th if you were wondering) and Lucy Dacus is marking the occasion with a new song titled My Mother & I. Following her Valentine’s Day cover of La Vie En Rose, this is the first original composition of her ongoing 2019 holiday song series, which will also include singles … Continue reading Lucy Dacus – My Mother & I

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Deer Tick – White City  (Pogues cover) Mekons – Lawrence of California Bear’s Den – Fuel On The Fire Ritual Howls – Alone Together JAWS – Do You Remember The Mountain Goats – Younger Interpol – Fine Mess Lucy Dacus – La Vie En Rose  (Edith Piaf cover) Sophie Morgan – Bloodbuzz Ohio  (The National cover) Martha – Love Keeps Kicking         … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Album From Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus has announced detail of her new album Historian which will be released on 2nd March, along with new track Night Shift. Night Shift is a six and half minute opus, moving from gently strummed guitar and dulcet vocals to a distorted, throbbing, emotional crescendo. It also opens with possibly our favourite line of the year so far, “The first time I tasted somebody else’s spit, … Continue reading New Album From Lucy Dacus

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

Our final Best of post of 2016 is MM’s own selections. You can also listen via Spotify here. 20 TRAAMS – A House On Fire I always think I don’t really like long songs and yet they always seem to end up in my favourite tracks of the year. This TRAAMS song is nearly nine minutes long yet hurtles along in a blur of krautrock … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

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