Temples – Certainty

Psych-rock four piece, Temples have announced details of Certainty, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album, due out early next year on Heavenly Recordings. Frontman James Bagshaw, describes it as wanting to create “something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist. The verses needed to reveal the thumping motion of the bass and the chorus was approached … Continue reading Temples – Certainty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

The Gathering – A Playlist

This weekend sees the annual Gathering festival in Oxford – a brilliant event that takes in seven venues around the city and runs from the afternoon into the wee small hours. This year the line up includes such MM luminaries as Local Natives, Drenge, Waxahatchee, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Pyyramids, Port Isla, Wolf Alice, To Kill A King, Cheatahs and a whole host more. … Continue reading The Gathering – A Playlist

Live Review: Wilderness Festival 2013

And so it was Wilderness again (or Wildness if you were the somewhat disconnected and over-excited John Newman) – this year even bigger (an increase in capacity to 15,000) and still sold out. It is surely the premier boutique festival on the circuit in the undeniably stunning setting of Cornbury Park, which happily lies within a short walk of Mackerel Towers. By its nature it … Continue reading Live Review: Wilderness Festival 2013

Videos of the Day: Temples || Steel Phantoms || Golden Animals || The Minx

Videos this morning include the kaleidoscopic psychedelia of Temples new single Colours To Life, the retro TV spoof of Steel Phantoms and their film for track Curtain Call, some hazy, windswept moves from Golden Animals, and lastly some refreshingly sharp, snappy indie-pop from Manchester’s The Minx with an energetic video to match. . [Click through for free download] . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Temples || Steel Phantoms || Golden Animals || The Minx

Videos of the Day: Secret Colours || Arrows of Love || Temples || Water Liars

Watch the tripped out video for Secret Colours excellent track Blackhole and the unsettling and spooky video for Arrows of Love delicate yet blood-splattered murder ballad The Knife. We have more kaleidoscopic effects on Temples video for forthcoming single Colours To Life, and finally (via a heads-up from Slowcoustic) comes Bird Of Song from a Show Me Shows session by the wonderful Water Liars that was way … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Secret Colours || Arrows of Love || Temples || Water Liars