The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

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

(FESTIVE FEATURE) THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS No 11: THE ROYAL SEA

For our first ever Festive Feature on Mad Mackerel, we asked twelve of our favourite bands and artists of 2011 to answer twelve questions and we will publish them over the next twelve days taking us up to Christmas Eve. Every so often a song comes out of nowhere and hits you right between the ears. It is those moments that make having a blog … Continue reading (FESTIVE FEATURE) THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS No 11: THE ROYAL SEA

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

Introducing…The Royal Sea

Every so often a song comes along that instantly jumps to the top of our ‘must listen’ list and ends up on repeat on the iPod, in the car, at work and just about everywhere else. This is one of those songs. The Royal Sea are from Seattle and play a beguiling mix of surf rock, garage and indie pop. They have a self-titled album … Continue reading Introducing…The Royal Sea