The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

Halfway through. Here are tracks 100-91 100 Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease (2017) Simply the ultimate mix of mutated groove and indie rock. With a lineage that stretches back to the Fall and takes in The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, it is the latest addition to a long line of infectious, sing-along Manchester anthems.   99 Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental (2012) The … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 6)

The Great Escape – Day 2

If one thing really irritates me then it is the bloke (it is always a bloke) at the back of the gig who, at the end, opines how the band “were a bit too samey”, or they “didn’t quite get it”, or it “was OK, but nothing special”, or they’ve “seen it done better by other bands” and then goes on to list a load … Continue reading The Great Escape – Day 2

Man Of Moon – I Run

One of the bands we’re most looking forward to seeing at the Great Escape next week is Man Of Moon whose debut track The Road made the top echelons of our Best of list for 2015. We’ve previously shared Sign from new EP Medicine and now we have I Run, another brilliant example of their insistent, pulsating psychedelia that ebbs and flows and mesmerises. Listen … Continue reading Man Of Moon – I Run

Man Of Moon – Sign

We loved Man Of Moon’s debut single from last year, which went on to feature in our end of year Best of lists. Now they are releasing their debut EP titled Medicine. While the motorik inspired rhythms and neo-psychedelia is still there, the shimmering glow of their previous material has developed into more structured, multifaceted, textured and slightly more aggressive songs. Have a listen to Sign … Continue reading Man Of Moon – Sign


Following Barry-Sean’s welcome return to the MM bosom yesterday, we are equally delighted to now introduce The Italian Job’s debut entry into MM’s Best Of annals (and don’t try saying that when you’ve had too much eggnog). Providing us with a welcome European flavour, and writing better in her second language than we can in our first, we invite you to sample her pleasingly punk-tinged favourites … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: THE ITALIAN JOB’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Here we go then, our final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2015, with no fewer than three artists managing two entries in the top 25 this year! And don’t forget you can see the other 75 choices here (100-75), here (75-51) and here (50-26). Enjoy. 25 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams   24 Tracy Thorn – Goodbye Joe (2015 re-issue)   23 Calexico – Follow … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Introducing >>> Man Of Moon

Scottish duo Man Of Moon will release their excellent debut single The Road backed with This World via Melodic Records on the 17th July. With its unerring motoric groove and shimmering rising peaks the lead track is a song about vocalist Chris Bainbridge’s sisters’ attempts to break free from struggles with anxiety. It has one foot in the UK neo-psychedelic revival, but for five grippingly uneasy minutes it … Continue reading Introducing >>> Man Of Moon