Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

Mega Round Up (Part 1)

We’ve been catching up (again) on some new tunes and, well frankly, there are just too many of the bloody things. Here are a few of the loud / fast / brutal / noisy ones we’ve really liked from the last month or so, and there’ll be a few more (quieter ones) tomorrow. So here we go… The Hives are back with new single Good … Continue reading Mega Round Up (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral   This wonky, horn-led track taken from her excellent Mutual Horse album, dips its toes into the swirling whirlpools of off-kilter indie pop with a buoyant rhythmic pulse and nods to glam rock and funk.   74 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound   Suck The … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

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

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Slaves – Chokehold Sleaford Mods – Stick In A Five And Go Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go Interpol – Number 10 All The Witches – Fishbelly 86 Onions Mutual Benefit – Come To Pass Ron Gallo – It’s All Gonna Be OK Dirty Lungs – Dumps Like A Truck Maxband – Means To An End Muncie Girls – Locked Up   … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Slaves – Cut And Run Low – Quorum Protomartyr (feat. Kelley Deal) – You Always Win Jon Spencer – Do The Trash Can M. Ward – Miracle Man Menace Beach (feat. Brix Smith) – Black Rainbow Sound Muncie Girls – Picture Of Health Culture Abuse – Dip Interpol – The Rover Jason Isbell – The Assassin  (Patterson Hood cover) Lumerians – Space Curse Death Cab … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Check out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week. New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare. Enjoy. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed La Sera – Whole Lotta … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week