MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Part three of our favourite 100 tracks of 2013. Today we’re counting down from 50 – 26. 50 Hanni El Khatib – Nobody Move In Hanni El Khatib’s biog on Wikipedia he says that his “…music is for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train“. I think that this is a good way to describe this tune as it hits you … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Videos of the Day: Public Service Broadcasting || The Visibles || Whales In Cubicles || Wolf Alice

Videos to enjoy today from Public Service Broadcasting, The Visibles, Whales In Cubicles and Wolf Alice. Public Service Broadcasting’s Night Mail takes its subject matter from the eponymous film of 1936, a pioneering documentary film produced by the General Post Office and the Royal Mail Group. Setting the original words of the documentary – including the much loved Night Mail poem – to a song … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Public Service Broadcasting || The Visibles || Whales In Cubicles || Wolf Alice

The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Our first visit to the brilliant Green Man Festival. Here are the twenty best things we heard, saw and discovered over the weekend. 1. The Parquet Courts live up to the hype Like the Ramones on speed, the four-piece transcended all the hype with the set of the weekend – a thrilling, occasionally ramshackle, breakneck excursion into punk, slacker pop and moshpit heaven, and in … Continue reading The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

New Single From Public Service Broadcasting

We loved the Public Service Broadcasting single Signal 30 and the album from which it came, Inform Educate Entertain. The latest single from it is this one, Theme From PSB. It takes in pioneering American news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow’s famous speech from 1958, celebrating an instrument that can ‘teach… illuminate and yes, even inspire’, breezing along to a climax which invokes the very best that … Continue reading New Single From Public Service Broadcasting

MM Recommeds…Public Service Broadcasting

Having just heard this on Radio 6, we checked back through our in-box and found we’d been told about Public Service Broadcasting (aka J. Willgoose, Esq. and his drumming companion, Wrigglesworth) way back in February. Of course, in typical fashion and in complete dereliction of our duty, we’d contrived to miss just how damn good this track is – so another post filed under “better late than … Continue reading MM Recommeds…Public Service Broadcasting