Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. The fourth instalment comes from Polly Pocket – thanks for putting them arse backwards Poll! 1 Junip – Line Of Fire This has been in the top spot since the beginning of the year. Beautiful vocals … Continue reading Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2013

Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

Here are our favourite covers of the year. Marissa Nadler & Angel Olson – Frisco Depot (Original by Mickey Newbury) . Shearwater – Fucked Up Life (Original by the Baptist Generals) . Unknown Mortal Orchestra – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay (Original by Otis Redding) . Betse Ellis – Straight To Hell (Original by The Clash) . Jessica Lea Mayfield – I’m In … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Covers Of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

The countdown of our one hundred favourite tracks of 2013 continues…today we reach halfway as we bring you 75 down to 51. 75 GRMLN – Summer Days Thrashy, catchy, singalong rock’n’roll with platform shoes and ridiculous flares. Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 74 Sisters – Clearhead Here are my shoes. See how I gaze at them. It says 2013 on the label, but I’ve gone … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

Videos of the Day: Pickwick || Turnstile Junkpile || Allah-Las || Ski Lodge

Short films of the musical variety today come from Pickwick and their genre bending video for the brilliant Lady Luck, and some classic Americana from Turnstile Junkpile. A European jaunt is the scenic backdrop for one of our new favourite bands Allah-Las and their video for Sacred Sands, which is another brilliant slice of West Coast inspired psych-rock. Lastly, some classic jangle-pop from Ski Lodge and … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Pickwick || Turnstile Junkpile || Allah-Las || Ski Lodge

Round Up Time Again – Part 2

Following on from our Round Up Part 1 post yesterday, comes 16 more tracks from the in-box, our favourite blogs and the web in general for your aural delight. Kicking us off are Summer Hours and their single Close and Closer from forthcoming album Closer Still. Although they may initially sound simple, closer listening reveals complex song structures with intricate bass and guitar melodies. a Cobalt … Continue reading Round Up Time Again – Part 2