Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 2)

  50 Sleaford Mods – O.B.C.T    49 Deliluh – Freeloader Feast   48 The Paranoyds – Hungry Sam   47 Cherry Pickles – Lily Is A Spy   46 The Warlocks – Disfigured Figure   45 Silverbacks – Pink Tide   44 Marika Hackman – The One   43 Lonesome Shack – Too Bad   42 FEWS – Anything Else   41 Darrin Bradbury … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 2)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Guantanamo Baywatch – Video Slaid Cleaves – Drunken Barbers Hand The Districts – If Before I Wake Marika Hackman – Cigarette The Orielles – I Only Bought It For The Bottle TOPS – Further Muertos – Spin Tom Williams – Get High                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Protomartyr – Sweeney Ashtray Strand Of Oaks – I Know YOU Know You Are Evil Mitski – Fireproof  (One Direction cover) Marika Hackman – My Lover Cindy Daddy Issues – I’m Not Big Thief – Mythological Beauty Chemtrails – Headless Pin Up Girl H.Grimace – Lipsyncer Vulgarians – Of Humdrum Consumption The Wooden Sky – Deadhorse Creek                 … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Single From Marika Hackman

Longtime MM fave, Marika Hackman has announced a brand new single Boyfriend (out 31st March) – and it is quite a departure from her previous offerings. The introspection and self-consciousness have been swept away, and instead we get the sound of liberation, reinvention, spontaneity and collective joy. This is some serious feral female energy at work. Boyfriend is a muscular post-punk call to arms that packs a pretty … Continue reading New Single From Marika Hackman

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our Best of the Year posts are coming to a close and for the penultimate list we hand over to the ever fragrant Mrs Mackerel. Over to you Mrs M… Another year banked. As ever, I look at my list and think yes, there are some that are keepers and others that maybe were just a mirage. A little like life really.   20 The … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.   50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing   49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth   48 Slaves – Ninety Nine   47 Diet Cig – Harvard   46 Decemberists – The … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 50-26

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

That’s right, title says it all. But if you’ve not wrapped your ears round these yet this week, now’s your chance. 1. Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers – Trailways Ramble 2. Wire – Joust & Jostle 3. Marika Hackman – Monday Afternoon 4. Speedy Ortiz – Raising The Skate 5. Yowler – The Offer 6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Multi-Love 7. Low Low Low … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

2:54’s cover of a Doors classic, No Ages’s cover of a Black Flag classic and the welcome return of Other Lives heads our biggest ever weekly round up of the songs you really should have found some time to listen to already. But if not, here they are in one neat package for you. 1. 2:54 – Take It As It Comes (Doors cover) 2. WATERS … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Marika Hackman – Ophelia

Marika Hackman has  revealed Ophelia, the third track from her forthcoming debut album, We Slept At Last, as well as announcing a Spring 2015 UK headline tour, which will go on sale this coming Friday 23rd January and kicks off on March 23rd in Leicester. Listen to Ophelia below and check out all the tour dates.. . Tour dates: Monday 23 – Leicester – The Musician Tuesday 24 … Continue reading Marika Hackman – Ophelia

New Single From Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman has announced her new single, Animal Fear, together with the rather unusual art aspect to her debut album – We Slept At Last. Both will be released on the 16th February. Working with photographer Glen Erler, she has created a series of poetic and powerful images that will form the art booklet released with both the CD and vinyl editions of her album and which … Continue reading New Single From Marika Hackman