Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Round Up Time

Time for a quick and dirty round-up from our unkempt and overflowing in-box, looking back over the past month or so. We have fuzzy art-rock from Sego who mix together warped psych rock and indie pop to create bleak pop songs that soar into big hooks and brilliant melodic noise. Opting for a slower tempo on Cigarette Kids, their most recent single is less skronk and more … Continue reading Round Up Time

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Strange Cages

With their frenetic, snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of Ty Segall or The Cramps, Brighton’s Strange Cages have made big strides in their short existence. We featured them back in 2015, and now the trio are now set to release a new 6-track EP The Cracks on Vallence Records this June. First track to surface is Leader Of A Cult combining elements of krautrock and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Strange Cages

Monday Morning Round Up

Once more drowning in a sea of new tunes, and so here is another quick and dirty round-up of the first seven to impress… Parts Primitive is the debut album from London-based band Primitive Parts. The band consists of Sauna Youth, Monotony and Male Bonding alumni who first practiced in 2012 after working together in a record shop in Crouch End with the goal to make something … Continue reading Monday Morning Round Up