The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 14)

So here we are, the penultimate day of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs marking ten years of MM. Today, we’ve hit the top twenty…   20 The Dutchess & The Duke – Reservoir Park (2008) Wonderfully rootsy swagger of earthy, organic folk-rock set to a loose Stones like honky tonk rumble.   19 Wooden Wand – Winter In Kentucky (2011)   Set against … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 14)

Round Up Time

A few very choice tunes have come our way recently and which for one reason or another we’ve been slow to post them. So here is a quick and dirty round up of some of them! First up the very welcome return of the wonderful Pink Mountaintops and the first taste from their forthcoming album Get Back. We also have the brilliant Bass Drum Of … Continue reading Round Up Time

Speedy Round-Up

To follow on from our Best of the Month post yesterday, we’re kicking off July proper with a quick collection of excellent new tunes for you to stream. They come from the likes of metallic punk rockers Holograms, classic indie janglers Veronica Falls, sludgy metallers Torche, garage punks Wet Spots, the always top-notch Richard Buckner, brash garage snarl from TRAAMS, unique singer-songwriter Joseph Childress, and psych-blues rockers Heavy Times. Dive in. . . . . . . . Continue reading Speedy Round-Up

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

And so the moment to reveal Mad Mackerel’s final favourites of 2012. Here are numbers 20 down to top spot. Dig in and enjoy. 20 OF MONSTERS AND MEN – LITTLE TALKS Duelling male / female voices from Iceland’s finest and bitter sweet lyrics (only with igloos and saunas instead of pubs and football). They also shout “Hey!” a lot which can’t be a bad thing. … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

So then, half way through the year already. Time to take stock and see what the first six months have delivered up in terms of new tunes and bands. We asked some of the regular MM contributors to pick three songs that have particularly struck a chord (sorry) with them in the first part of 2012. Kyle Adem – Brother Follow  Unlike Brains by Lower Dens … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel

So, the penultimate entry before Mrs Mackerel finishes off this year’s set of Top Ten postings tomorrow is my very own. Without further ado… 10. Milk Music – Beyond Living Although it was released early in the year, I only discovered it recently. A full on, no holds barred, nihilistic 70s punk attitude and the very best of the heavyweight riffs of the grunge era is … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel