Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part One)

Despite it being the summer months, the quality and quantity of new releases coming our way shows no signs of slowing – quite the opposite in fact. Here then is part one of our round up of fifteen picks from the past seven days. 1. Mac DeMarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her 2. Lowest Pair – Shortning Bread 3. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez … Continue reading Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week (Part One)

Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our final entry of the year highlighting the songs you really should have wrapped your earbuds around already this week. 1. Male Bonding – Falling 2. Menace Beach – Tastes Like Medicine 3. The Decemberists – The Wrong Year 4. Meat Wave – Mystery (Wipers cover) 5. Evans The Death – Don’t Laugh At My Angry Face 6. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire . … Continue reading Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

Leeds’ Menace Beach have confirmed details of their debut album. Ratworld will be released on the 19th January (UK /Europe) and 27th January (North America) on CD, heavy splatter colour vinyl, and good old-fashioned download. Recorded across the summer, heavy melody abounds on Ratworld with the band forging a triumphant collection of loose-limbed noise pop. The first taste of which, the fuzzily insistent Come on Give Up, is available to … Continue reading Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

New Bands, New Singles, New Stuff – A Round-Up (Pt. 1)

Having returned from a few sunny days on the coast the in-box has been bulging with new singles, new bands and all manners of new stuff that is well worth sharing. So dive in and have a listen and we’ll put some more up tomorrow. San Diego’s Sister Speak’s first single from new album Rise Up For Love is the gritty Americana of Chicago Dream, … Continue reading New Bands, New Singles, New Stuff – A Round-Up (Pt. 1)

Videos of the Day: Jagwar Ma || Menace Beach || Karl Smith || The Perch Creek Family Jugband

We have a cracking video with spinning alien heads and genies from Menace Beach for their excellent Fortune Teller track, and with an astral backdrop of the Mojave desert from Jagwar Ma. We have Karl Smith’s woozy Americana given an excellent animation for Slow Short Story, and the Perch Creek Family Jugband get out their tractors and cross dressing gear for Party On The Farm. . … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Jagwar Ma || Menace Beach || Karl Smith || The Perch Creek Family Jugband

Menace Beach – Fortune Teller

Menace Beach have just shared new single of excellent fuzzy, psyched-out pop called Fortune Teller. It’s taken from their forthcoming EP Lowtalker, out on 13th January on Memphis Industries and sounds like a serial killer on the loose at an old time American carnival… Order it here. And don’t forget their previous lead track from the EP, Where I Come From. Continue reading Menace Beach – Fortune Teller