The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

The third part of our epic countdown of our favourite songs of the past ten years. 160 The Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves (2014)   Filthy, snarling, primal rock’n’roll featuring some pornographic rapping from Annie Hardy (ex-Giant Drag). A case of the bite being much worse than the bark.   159 Calexico – Two Silver Trees (2008) Atmospheric and relaxed, Two Silver Trees meanders … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

Our second personal countdown comes from long time top twenty stalwart Chris T Popper, a fish of fine musical taste and the Steve Bould of Mad Mackerel. 20 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   19 The Moonlandingz – Black Hanz   18 Meat Wave – The Incessant   17 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   16 Ty Segall – Big Man   15 Public Serivce Broadcasting – … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: Chris T Popper

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

50 Hiccup – Teasin’   49 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   48 Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   47 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   46 Dream Police – Revenge   45 BAIT – Push The Elephant   44 Meat Wave – The Incessant   43 Young Fathers – Only God Knows   42 Ty Segall – Big Man   41 The Sugarmen – Our Gallows … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 2)

Here is the second part of our mammoth round-up of the best of our downloads from the past three months. The Hunting Party – Bobby Indie-folk reminiscent of smoky backwoods bars, songs of longing, nostalgia, and the uncertainty of both past and future. . The Parson Red Heads – To The Sky Trademark loose, country inflected folk-rock. . The Reference Desk – Try Not/Try To Three-piece … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 2)

Pontiak – Innocence

The brilliant Pontiak will return in January with a new album, Innocence. The title track is available to download now and is just over two minutes of anthemic sonic brilliance channeling classic MC5 riffing, stoned Sabbath grooves and thunderous percusssion. Appropriately enough it is inspired by the experience of a four day hangover from drinking Venezuelan hooch. Sounds like it too. Marvellous. Pre-order from Thrill … Continue reading Pontiak – Innocence

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy. Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening) Psychedelia meets proto-punk Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″) 50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

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

MM Shorts 51: New From Pontiak

We love the brotherly trio Pontiak and their individualistic take on pulverising psych-rock that rears its head once again with the magnificent, no-holds-barred assault of Lions Of Least. It comes from their forthcoming new album Echo Ono, which is out on the 21st February via Thrill Jockey. Download Pontiak – Lions Of Least mp3 (from Echo Ono) Continue reading MM Shorts 51: New From Pontiak