Video: Monument Valley – Tattooed Fists

Monument Valley (aka Londoner Ned Younger) has unveiled his new video for Tattooed Fists. Inspired by his affection for cult Canadian TV show Night Walk (a late-night 80s oddity which tracked instrumental jazz to a night-time walk round downtown Toronto), this new video traces a lone nocturnal journey from the deserted underground up to the hustle of neon-lit city streets. . Continue reading Video: Monument Valley – Tattooed Fists


Today we countdown songs 40-21 in the Mad Mackerel Favourite 100 tunes of the year. You can check out the previous days entries here: 100-81, 80-61, 60-41. 40 ALABAMA SHAKES – HOLD ON Almost a head-banger done country style, love the underlying guitar rhythm. (SB) a 39 LOWER DENS – BRAINS When I picked this song out in June I said it was like a … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 4: 40-21

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

So then, half way through the year already. Time to take stock and see what the first six months have delivered up in terms of new tunes and bands. We asked some of the regular MM contributors to pick three songs that have particularly struck a chord (sorry) with them in the first part of 2012. Kyle Adem – Brother Follow  Unlike Brains by Lower Dens … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

Monument Valley’s New Single

We’ve posted a couple of times about melancholic, wise-before-his-years, south London singer-songwriter Ned Younger, aka Monument Valley. His latest single is the darkly tender Your Cover Blown, which is starkly informed by the death of one of his closest friends and sees a release on May 21st via community label Everybody’s Stalking. It is sure to bring more praise and critical acclaim his way. Watch the perfectly … Continue reading Monument Valley’s New Single

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 4 Dr Roddy

With probably the longest entry of 2011 we give the floor to regular MM contributor and top ten compiler…Dr Roddy. Well it seems to be that time of year again. I always spend 340 days looking forward to doing this and 25 agonising over it. This year especially though, as I think there has been a bumper harvest of great songs. When I looked at … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 4 Dr Roddy

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Despite the end of the year fast approaching, thankfully the quality of new music shows no signs of slowing. Here are the best of our November offerings, together with some tasty new tracks to round off the mix.Over thirty great songs – just right for the roaring fire and the cocoa! Download Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones mp3 (from Keep Away The Dead) Brilliantly judged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Video Round Up

Here are a few more of the videos that we have been sent recently that have appealed to our eyes and ears. First up is Monument Valley whom we posted about recently. This is the off kilter video for Round And Round together with a download for Dear John Letters from the forthcoming Tongues EP. Download Monument Valley – Dear John Letters mp3 (from Tongues … Continue reading Video Round Up

Introducing…Monument Valley

Monument Valley is the musical world of London-born Ned Younger. Inspired by classic 1950s rock and roll, Postcard-era indie-pop and the modern poets of hip hop, Younger weaves all his musical touchstones into a passion for timeless story-telling and song-writing. His first release, the Tongues EP is due December 5 on Tritone/PIAS UK Records. Despite the expansive moniker, it is under the Monument Valley alias … Continue reading Introducing…Monument Valley