The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of our countdown of our favourite songs from the past ten years… 180 Strand Of Oaks – Alex Kona (2010) “Alex Kona was twelve feet tall, his mother got killed by a bowling ball”. What else is there?   179 Port O’Brien – My Will Is Good (2009)   Rhythmic and punchy folk-rock, but with a hook most pop songs would … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here we go, a new year and no less than nine new songs including welcome returns for Dr. Dog, Richmond Fontaine, The Dandy Warhols, Wintersleep, Steve Mason, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy amongst others. Dr.Dog – Bring My Baby Back Richmond Fontaine – Wake Up Ray Savages – Adore Wintersleep – Amerika The Dandy Warhols – You Are Killing Me Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Rich Wife … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our regular collection of the best of the week’s new tunes. This week no less than x new tracks for you. The Felice Brothers – Carriage Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter Savages – T.I.W.Y.G. Meat Wave – Symmy Theo Verney – Sailed Long WALL – Fit The Part Cassie Ramone – Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry cover) Pinemen – That Certain Flavour       … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

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

New From Kurt Vile, Primal Scream and Savages

Just over the past few days some of the big hitters and up and coming stars have dropped new tracks from much anticipated new albums. We have Primal Scream’s It’s Alright, It’s OK from More Light, all bongos, gospel choirs and Rolling Stones style funky rock ‘n’roll,  Kurt Vile’s hazy Never Run Away from Wakin On A Pretty Daze and SXSW conquering Savages with their … Continue reading New From Kurt Vile, Primal Scream and Savages

SXSW Day 4: Ladies Day In Texas

Having now learnt from the previous two days of SXSW (fully creamed up for a start) and the seemingly vastly increased numbers from 2009, I headed straight for The Red Eyed Fly determined at the third attempt to get into a Phosphorescent show…only to be greeted by more lines that stretched way, way into the distance. Having no further wish to baste in the midday … Continue reading SXSW Day 4: Ladies Day In Texas

Blog Sound of 2013: Poll Winners Revealed

The Blog Sound of 2013 poll is a survey of UK music bloggers to find out what emerging artists they think are best. The votes have been counted, the results are in and the winners can now be revealed. Back at the beginning of December we participated in the Blog Sound of 2013 poll (see post here for long list). Organised by Robin Seamer from Breaking … Continue reading Blog Sound of 2013: Poll Winners Revealed