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)

NIne Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Joe Strummer – Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England The Men – Ailment Anna St. Louis – Desert Hater – Things To Keep Up With PAINT – Daily Gazette Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds Death Valley Girls – Street Justice Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)                     Continue reading NIne Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Men – Shimmer n’ Shine Pop 1280 – When No One Cares Half Waif – Back In Brooklyn Wand – Perfume Bent Denim – Idiot Cherry Glazerr – Juicy Socks Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight Neko Case – Bad Luck Juanita Stein – Forgiver                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

More From The Men

Here is the second track from The Men’s upcoming long player Drift, and it stands in sharp contrast to the synth-driven dancefloor stomper Maybe I’m Crazy which we shared here. This time, Rose on Top of the World is much more akin to a pastoral, paisley filled, psychedelic jam that is closer to the Silver Jews than Ministry. The great thing is that, in it’s … Continue reading More From The Men

Round Up Time

A few very choice tunes have come our way recently and which for one reason or another we’ve been slow to post them. So here is a quick and dirty round up of some of them! First up the very welcome return of the wonderful Pink Mountaintops and the first taste from their forthcoming album Get Back. We also have the brilliant Bass Drum Of … Continue reading Round Up Time

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)