New Album From Steakhouse

A couple of years back we waxed lyrical about the drifter rock of San Francisco’s Steakhouse, which somehow managed to merge dusty country inflected Americana with krautrock influences to create something that was as hypnotic as it was eerie. We’re pleased to report that they have a first “proper” full length album coming out soon, and here are a couple of tracks from it for your … Continue reading New Album From Steakhouse


So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Steakhouse

Or should that be S T E A K H O U S E? Either way, this San Francisco five-piece borrows from early 70s krautrock bands like Neu! and Kraftwerk, and throws in some tasty art-rock moves on top (think Wire or Gang of Four). Add to that some classic artifacts of modern America’s first native music, Country & Western, and you have the rough outlines … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Steakhouse