Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Blueberry Jam Phobophobes – Child Star Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared Torres – Gracious Day Waxahatchee – Chapel Of Pines Menace Beach – Crawl In Love Harlan T. Bobo – Nadine The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love                   Continue reading Eight 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

Phobophobes – The Never Never 7″

South London’s Phobophobes share the same DIY aesthetic and healthy cynicism for the commercial world as contemporaries like Fat White Family, Meatraffle, and Goat Girl. And never more so on latest single The Never Never, an ode to the precarious survivalism of society’s most disenfranchised. Swirling through repetitive slogans, rubbishing the adverts that promise a life we can’t really afford as pastiche, and asking earnestly, … Continue reading Phobophobes – The Never Never 7″

Big Video Round Up

It has been a good while since we’ve posted a round up of some of the best videos (and songs) that have found their way into our in box. So we’re righting that wrong this weekend with a Sunday collection for your viewing and listening pleasure. We have the Mynabirds, Dirty Blonde, Vanish Valley, Buffalo Rodeo, The Tarantula Waltz, The Worry Dolls, Phobophobes, Charles Howl, … Continue reading Big Video Round Up