Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our regular weekend feature highlighting some of the tunes you really ought to have heard already this week is back. First one of 2015 kicks off with no less than nine new tunes and some real corkers too. 1. Iron & Wine – Everyone’s Summer of ’95 2. Stornoway – The Road You Didn’t Take 3. Sonny & The Sunsets – Happy Carrot Health Store … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

20) Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 19) Hamilton Leithauser – 11 O’Clock Friday Night . 18) Faces On Film – Percy . 17) Early Winters – A Thing For You . 16) Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . 15) Eels – Mistakes of My Youth . 14) Chimes – Total Sunflower . 13) Dust From A 1000 Yrs – Smoke Em Up .  … Continue reading Best Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 40 -21

Day four of five – reaching the top of the MM charts for 2014. Here are our favourites from 40 down to 21. 40 Natural Child – Dancin’ With Wolves . 39 Dead Fingers – Twisted . 38 Alt J – Left Hand Free . 37 Screaming Females – Ripe . 36 Sleaford Mods – Tiswas . 35 Sun Kil Moon – Dogs . 34 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 40 -21

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our pick of the excellent tracks you should really have made time to hear this week… 1. Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea 2. Fugazi – Waiting Room (First Demo) 3. Ex-Cult – Cigarette Machine 4. Screaming Females – Ripe 5. King of Cats – Ulcers 6. Velveteens – Loneliness 7. Andy Shauf – I’m Not Falling Asleep . . . . . … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Single From Screaming Females

The ever wonderful Screaming Females are back with Ancient Civilization, from their split 7″ with Wisconsin’s Tenement, out now on Recess Records. Setting off like a Ennio Morricone bad acid trip, the track bursts into bleakly nihilistic life about 30 seconds in and then carries you through another five minutes of savage, uncompromising brittle punk rock. Marvellous. Buy it from the label here, and pick … Continue reading New Single From Screaming Females

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

So, all things considered January got off to a rip-roaring start where new tunes are concerned. Here is our selection of our best of the month’s downloads (27 in all) and a few new tunes too – more than 30 to pick from, so blow those January blues away with these babies. Prissy Clerks – Bruise or Be Bruised Mix of fuzzed up punk and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy. Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening) Psychedelia meets proto-punk Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″) 50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012