Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

Here are favourite tracks of the year in our usual countdown style, from 100 down to 1, in four parts and sharing over the next few days. Enjoy. 100 No Age – Turned To String   99 The Smoke Fairies – Elevator   98 Hallan – Modern England   97 Ben de la Cour – God’s Only Son   96 The Gabbard Brothers – Too … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

SAVAK – What is Compassion?

Brooklyn band SAVAK have shared their latest single, What is Compassion?, from their forthcoming album, the excellently titled, Rotting Teeth In The Horse’s Mouth. It is a wonderfully bleak sub-three minute blast of spiky, but infectious, post-punk. Another city Reduced to rubble Assets sold off Are we surprised? Stream it here.     End of the World permitting, they will tour here in May. May 15 … Continue reading SAVAK – What is Compassion?

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Yak – Bellyache Du Blonde – Buddy Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA FIDLAR – Can’t You See Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth SAVAK – Nature Erased Slaves – Magnolia Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel Recommends… SAVAK

Noisy Brooklyn rock veterans SAVAK (members of Obits, Holy Fuck and The Cops) have announced details of their new album Beg Your Pardon. It is their third long-player release, and follows a compelling progression from their past offerings (2016’s Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors and 2017’s Cut-Ups). The new album features everything from noisy careeners and ’80s hardcore nods to slightly glammy stompers and straight-up, New Zealand-inspired, guitar-pop … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… SAVAK

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 15)

We have been wading through an enormous backlog of tunes. Too many, and too many that are too good. Nice problem to have. Here are some of them – you decide hot or not… Ronjo V – Dying Wish  [RIYL: Alt-rock, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Modest Mouse]   The Myrrors – No Clear Light  [RIYL: Slow burning psych, Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult]   Egyptian … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 15)