The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here are our selections of new tunes from this week that you really ought to have heard by now. 1. Sleater-Kinney – Surface Envy 2. The Soft Moon – Black 3. Elephant Micah – Slow Time Vultures 4. Strand of Oaks – Alex Chilton (Replacements cover) 5. The Dodos – Goodbyes And Endings . . . . . Continue reading Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (15th April)

We’ve gone from one tiny island off the very North of England to a slightly larger island off the south coast. One wedding (my sister) and one birthday (happy birthday MM) later, we prepare to return to civilisation. The sun is shining and the sea is calm, and I wish we could stay longer. Anything feels possible here. But I’ve had trouble sleeping; my recurring … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (15th April)