Cass McCombs & Steve Gunn Collaboration

  Songwriters Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn have collaborated on a new single. They present a lilting, laid-back take on Michael Hurley’s psychedelic folk classic Sweet Lucy as well as a beautiful rendition of traditional Scottish tune Wild Mountain Thyme. This two-song single is also available as a 7” via Bandcamp, with all profits being donated to the NAACP legal defense fund as well as … Continue reading Cass McCombs & Steve Gunn Collaboration

New Year Round Up

Here is a quick round up of some new tunes and videos to start the year properly. First up, Los Angeles duo Girlpool has shared the title track from their upcoming album, What Chaos Is Imaginary, featuring strings, synths, drum machines and stream-of-consciousness lyrics.   Australia’s Press Club have emerged from the underground punk scene, to become one of the country’s buzziest new bands. This is … Continue reading New Year Round Up

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A mighty fine collection of new tunes for you this week including, amongst others, the very welcome return of Psychic Ills, a Waylon Jennings cover from Mark Kozelek that also features the talents of Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker, some brash, urgent punk rock from the Virginmarys and some typically laid back folk from guitar virtuoso Steve Gunn. Enjoy. Psychic Ills featuring Hope Sandoval – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 100 – 81

Today the countdown begins of Mad Mackerel’s favourite 100 songs of 2014. From Monday to Friday check back to see what tickled the earbuds of MM’s contributors, followed by our Albums of the Year at the weekend and then our individual contributors’ choices. So without further ado…. 100 Micah P Hinson – The Same Old Shit . 99 Wooden Wand – Dambuilding . 98 Juan … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 100 – 81