Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire   99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II   98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys   97 Wooden Wand – Aurora   96 Diet Cig – Sixteen   95 Prism Tats – The Liar   94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving   93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast   92 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

Soft Fangs – Honey Colony

Soft Fangs is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter, John Lutkevich. We’ve featured him a couple of times, but never with a tune as good as this one. Honey Colony drips around the ears in a completely beguiling and seductive manner, melding the story of a bee with that of a workaholic. It is taken from forthcoming album Fractures (out on the 1st September). Influences like … Continue reading Soft Fangs – Honey Colony

Some New Videos

We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them… We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From … Continue reading Some New Videos

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This/Last Week

We’re a bit late to the party this weekend with our round-up of the best of the new releases of the past seven days. No matter – consider it a nice late finish to Sunday or a nice new start to the new week. Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day Woods – Sun City Creeps Soft Fangs – Birthday Matthew And The Atlas – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This/Last Week

MM Shorts 807: Soft Fangs

It has been more than a year since we featured Soft Fangs, and now the Brooklyn-via Boston singer/songwriter will release his new album The Light on February 19th via Exploding In Sound and Disposable America Records. The first single is The Air, a perfect mixture of the fragile and the muscular as a haunting melody and introspective, poetic vocals collide and combine with crashing drums and … Continue reading MM Shorts 807: Soft Fangs

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014