The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel has been around for ten years now. We’ve come a long way. Early days using Google’s blogspot where our posts were regularly and erroneously taken down through DMCA notices until the moment when Google just erased us completely, our move to WordPress in April 2010 where Kurt Vile, Beach Fossils, Johnny Flynn and Band of Horses were among our first posts. Those were … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 1)

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eels – The Deconstruction The Decemberists – Severed No Age – Send Me Haley Heynderickx – Untitled God Song Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold-Down Bonny Doon – I Am here (I Am Alive) Radkey – Not Smart Micah P. Hinson – Beneath The Rose ((Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012) Jack Cooper – Fat Old Sun  (Pink Floyd cover) The Soft Moon – Choke … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop   74 Silver Torches – If I Reach   73 Idles – Divide And Conquer   72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake   71 King Krule – Dum Surfer   70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II   69 The Reptaliens – If You Want   68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press   67 Ron Gallo … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 75 – 51

Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Fireworks No Age – Drippy Alela Diane – Émigré’ Calexico – Voices In The Field Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender The Orwells – Vanilla The Soft Moon – It Kills Graham Coxon – Falling                     Continue reading Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Calexico – End Of The World With You No Age – Soft Collar Fad Jim White – Far Beyond The Spoken Word Father John Misty – Pure Country Hater – Blushing Django Django – Tic Tac Toe A. Savage – Ladies From Houston Surfing Magazines – One Of These Days Anna St. Louis – Fire The Deep Dark Woods – Deep Flooding Waters Miss World – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days. It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides. So then, ten cracking songs – dive in. Pop. … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here we go again, another collection of eight handpicked tunes released this week, including the return of the wonderful Mercury Rev, that are more than worth a few minutes of your time. 1. Mercury Rev – The Queen Of Swans 2. Wolf Alice – Freazy 3. Shannon And The Clams – Corvette 4. Weaves – Tick 5. No Age – It’s Oh So Quiet (Bjork … Continue reading Eight 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

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)