MM Shorts 91: Tom Williams & The Boat Video

We have been very much looking forward to the new Tom Williams & The Boat album following their stunning debut, Too Slow which was near the very top of our End of Year Best Of list. Teenage Blood will see a release this spring on Moshi Moshi, and here is the video for the excellent new single My Bones. a You can also download the … Continue reading MM Shorts 91: Tom Williams & The Boat Video

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 3 (10 – 1)

And so here we have our top ten albums of the year. To be honest the order is fairly arbitrary – on another day it could be a completely different as really these ten records have so little between them in turns of the pleasure and enjoyment they gave us. If you’ve not acquainted yourselves with any of these then we’re pretty sure you won’t … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 3 (10 – 1)

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel

So, the penultimate entry before Mrs Mackerel finishes off this year’s set of Top Ten postings tomorrow is my very own. Without further ado… 10. Milk Music – Beyond Living Although it was released early in the year, I only discovered it recently. A full on, no holds barred, nihilistic 70s punk attitude and the very best of the heavyweight riffs of the grunge era is … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 8 Mad Mackerel

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 5 Barry-Sean

Next to share their favourites of the year is part man part canine Barry-Sean… What a fantastic year for music this has been for me. I don’t just mean for music that has been produced this year but more about the music that I’ve discovered from previous years (or, more accurately in most cases, music that has been discovered for me). And, because I’ve spent … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 5 Barry-Sean

(FESTIVE FEATURE) THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS No 8: TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT

For our first ever Festive Feature on Mad Mackerel, we asked twelve of our favourite bands and artists of 2011 to answer twelve questions and we will publish them over the next twelve days taking us up to Christmas Eve. The visceral Get Older by Tom Williams & The Boat was the first new single of 2011 that really caught our ears and our imagination, … Continue reading (FESTIVE FEATURE) THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS No 8: TOM WILLIAMS & THE BOAT

New Single From Tom Williams & The Boat

Too Slow, the recent debut long player by Tom Williams & The Boat is undoubtedly one of our albums of the year so far. It is crammed full of brilliant tunes that mix vitriol and wry observation in equal measure jumping from the venom of the wonderful Get Older to the understated ironic sarcasm of Wouldn’t Women Be Sweet. It has been getting regular plays … Continue reading New Single From Tom Williams & The Boat

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Tom Williams & The Boat

Over the past few days our ears have invariably pricked up whenever Get Older by Tom Williams & The Boat comes on Radio 6 (which has been with increasing frequency). Some songs require a dictionary to navigate through obscure lyrics or to divine a meaning from a myriad of choice and some songs just give it to you straight. When Tom Williams spits with unconcealed … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Tom Williams & The Boat