Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

Chris T Popper has been with MM from the very first post. Every year he produces his own list of favourite tunes and here are his selections for 2019. This year he was helped by Stan the greyhound. Next year I’m hoping we get Stan’s choices…   10. She Keeps Bees – Kinship Never got bored of that opening drum groove. Backed up by Jessica … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of 2019: Chris T Popper’s Top Ten Tunes

Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

  And here we have the final part of our favourite tunes of 2019… Discover and enjoy. 25 UV Race – Mr Blame A brash, unapologetic race through proto-punk stomp and malodorous glam-punk aesthetics.   24 Lonesome Shack – The City is a Desert Anchored by an insistent country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it, and sounds like it could … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

Here are tracks 40-31 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s favourite tunes of the past ten years. 40 Avett Brothers – January Wedding (2009) Banjo, guitar, authentic romantic country and a beautiful ballad.   39 First Aid Kit – Wolf (2012)   Gorgeous folk harmonies given an almost tribal, native American feel.   38 Big Thief – Shark Smile (2017)   An airy, meandering number … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 12)

She Keeps Bees – Head Of Steak

She Keeps Bees have dropped a new track, the grungy, heavy-slow strum of Head Of Steak, which takes on Donald Trump’s self-interest and climate change denial. “The lyrics are quite explicit, which is fitting because I find the current administration to be completely vulgar.” says Jessica Larrabee. All profit from the first year of sales will be donated to organisation Earth Justice. The song is … Continue reading She Keeps Bees – Head Of Steak

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (26th October)

To celebrate the end of term, daughter sprat and I loafed into the local market town today. Her treat was a trip to the fishy foot parlour, and Mama went too… Nothing has given me such a fit of the giggles in quite some time. Sadly, the fish didn’t share the joke. I thought I saw a few waving white handkerchiefs while others threw themselves … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (26th October)