End of Year Catch-Up (Part 1)

Having been very focused on our Best of Year tracks recently, we’ve built up a bit of a backlog of new tunes to share, so thought we’d spend a couple of posts catching up and try to slip them in before the end of 2018. First up, it has been nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, and Baltimore musician Brendon Massei … Continue reading End of Year Catch-Up (Part 1)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of our countdown of our favourite songs from the past ten years… 180 Strand Of Oaks – Alex Kona (2010) “Alex Kona was twelve feet tall, his mother got killed by a bowling ball”. What else is there?   179 Port O’Brien – My Will Is Good (2009)   Rhythmic and punchy folk-rock, but with a hook most pop songs would … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

MM Shorts 905: Old Nobodaddy

Old Nobodaddy is a New Orleans based songsmith and his latest single Gun is Coming is brooding, gospel-noir of the highest order. Swampy blues with a stomping revivalist rhythm that leans towards the dark – think Nick Cave meets a dust covered Father John Misty – it is a fabulous taster for his soon-to-be-released, The Pretty Plea’s EP. Listen here. Get it for a pay-what-you-want deal here.   Continue reading MM Shorts 905: Old Nobodaddy