The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

We’re counting down our favourite songs of the past ten years. Here are numbers 70-61. 70 Water Liars – Swannanoa (2015) A melancholy story of searching and loss, of heroin and girls with stutters, of cowardice and looking death in the face. No one does this stuff as well as Water Liars.   69 Goodnight, Texas – Jesse Got Trapped In A Coalmine (2012)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 9)

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover) Royal Blood – Lights Out Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover) YAWN – Hum Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten) Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train Wavves – Million Enemies                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Best of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Top Ten

As always we round off our best of the year posts with the individual contributions starting with the newly manacled wed Dr Roddy and his personal top ten of 2014. …This year has seemed to fly by, I got married, we had a little boy and we are now in the middle of building works involving having our roof off in mid-winter. So it has been … Continue reading Best of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Top Ten

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Today, Chris T Popper and I are heading south to Brighton and our first visit to the Great Escape festival. There are a whole host of bands we’re looking forward to seeing, from the South American punk-pop of Las Kellies, the angst of Gambles, the spectral folk of Mirel Wagner and the junkyard blues of the Amazing Snakeheads, to the stoned slacker indie of Dune Rats and the … Continue reading We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist