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)

MM Shorts 354: Sacred Bones Record Store Day Sampler

Sacred Bones is a fantastic record label and this Record Store Day (20th April) they will release a limited-edition (1,000 copies only) of a vinyl compilation, Todo Muere Vol. 3. It includes a plethora of MM faves including Moon Duo, Zola Jesus, Holydrug Couple, Wymond Miles, Case Studies and this the sampler’s opening track, B Minor, a fuzzed up special courtesy of the Men. Continue reading MM Shorts 354: Sacred Bones Record Store Day Sampler

Videos of the Day: The Futurebirds || Colleen Green || TOY || The Men

Today’s videos are from our favourite southern fried country rockers The Futurebirds, Colleen Green as a cabbie in her new video for Taxi Driver, indie psych-rockers TOY’s video for latest single Heart Skips A Beat, and a 1990s VHS inspired video from The Men for I Saw Her Face, one of the moodier tracks from excellent new album New Moon. . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: The Futurebirds || Colleen Green || TOY || The Men

MM Shorts 331: The Men – New Moon

With Sacred Bones release of New Moon, The Men will have delivered their fourth full length album in four years. And this might well be the best. Piano, mandolin, harmonica, four-part vocal harmonies and even no-input harsh noise all weave their way through the record in the most perfectly judged and engaging manner. Proof? Take a listen to I Saw Her Face. Continue reading MM Shorts 331: The Men – New Moon

Turn The Volume Up To 11…

Here are three cracking reasons to turn the volume all the way up to 11 on your stereo and blast these into your neighbourhood. First up is The Men with the title track to their forthcoming album Open Your Heart – this has more than an echo of the Buzzcocks classic Ever Fallen In Love as they submerge an almost-pop riff beneath dissonant, strident guitar hooks … Continue reading Turn The Volume Up To 11…

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 1 (50-31)

So, as the New Year approaches, here are our favourite albums of 2011 for your consideration. Feel free to dispute, argue, or otherwise put us right because, if nothing else, music is as about as subjective topic as it is possible to get. Some of these may not be the “best” albums of the year as far as the critics are concerned, but that matters … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 1 (50-31)