Protomartyr – Michigan Hammers

Although Protomartyr have had to shift the release date of their upcoming fifth album Ultimate Success Today back to July instead of yesterday, they have still shared a third, thrilling track from the record. Michigan Hammers is the band at their most forceful, all needling, throbbing disquiet and angst wrapped up in relentless staccato guitar squalls. As singer Joe Casey intones, “What’s been torn down can be … Continue reading Protomartyr – Michigan Hammers

Protomartyr – Worm In Heaven

We have been eagerly waiting for Protomartyr’s fifth studio album Ultimate Success Today, but due to the pandemic, it has been put back from its original release date at the end of this month to the 17th July. They have also cancelled all their planned live shows. So to console ourselves we at least have a second track from the record to enjoy. Worm In … Continue reading Protomartyr – Worm In Heaven

Protomartyr – Processed By The Boys

Somehow we completely missed that Protomartyr have a new album coming out. Detroit’s post punk anti-heroes will release Ultimate Success Today, their fifth long-player, on the 29th May (pre-order here). This is the excellent first single, Processed By The Boys, which is a fierce, panic-fuelled ride and showcases the band at their reverb-laden heaviest. Listen below.     Continue reading Protomartyr – Processed By The Boys

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land Protomartyr – Forbidden  (Preoccupations cover) The C.I.A. – Pleasure Seeker Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes Meat Wave – That’s Alright Spielbergs – 4AM Dolly Dream – The Way To Heaven Wand – Here Come The Warm Jets  (Brian Eno cover) Pat Thomas – What Is Coming         … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Slaves – Cut And Run Low – Quorum Protomartyr (feat. Kelley Deal) – You Always Win Jon Spencer – Do The Trash Can M. Ward – Miracle Man Menace Beach (feat. Brix Smith) – Black Rainbow Sound Muncie Girls – Picture Of Health Culture Abuse – Dip Interpol – The Rover Jason Isbell – The Assassin  (Patterson Hood cover) Lumerians – Space Curse Death Cab … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week & Last

The countdown of our Favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years has taken over everything over the last two weeks, so here is our (belated) round-up of some of the best new songs of the past 14 days. Parquet Courts – Mardi Gras Beads Protomartyr (featuring Kelley Deal) – Wheel Of Fortune Lumerians – Silver Trash The Plainviews – Bladerunner The Lovely Eggs – … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week & Last

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

Day four of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years. 140 Chelsea Light Moving – Groovy & Linda (2012)   A distorted, bloody jam in tune with the bloody, violent nature of the 1960s shooting it narrates. Any Sonic Youth undertones? What do you think.    139 Dan Auerbach – Heartbroken, In Disrepair (2009) The gritty guitar sound sets up a soulful, dirty … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Each year we share MM’s contributors’ personal favourites of the year. Kicking us off is a fine selection from the Italian Job. Buon Lavoro. 20. Lød – Folder   19. BAIT – Push The Elephant   18. The Gay Blades – Hurricane Boys   17. Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   16. Beaches – Void   15. War On Drugs – Holding On (Edit)   … Continue reading MM’s Best of 2017: The Italian Job

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

  30 Meat Wave – The Incessant   29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch   28 Oh Sees – Orc   27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now   26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1   25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall   24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting   23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps   22 Alvvays … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

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