Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

So here we have it – the top of the pile! Our favourite songs of 2018. 25 Ought – Disgraced In America   Way back in January, Montreal based quartet Ought kicked off 2018 with the bright guitar sound and ultimately noisy percussion and spaced-out synths of Disgraced in America. It was a fine start.   24 Spiritualized – I’m Your Man   I’m Your … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)

Twilight Sad Are Back

After a too long absence, the Twilight Sad have shared a new single, the curiously titled I/m Not Here [missing face]. It’s a driving, motorik return, with wailing guitars and swirling synths circling around frontman James Graham’s repeated declarations of “I don’t want to be around you anymore.” Graham describes the track’s lyrical basis as being “about my ongoing battle with not liking myself, trying … Continue reading Twilight Sad Are Back

New Twilight Sad Single

Following the recent release of their fourth full-length, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, Scotland’s The Twilight Sad have unveiled the second official single from the album. It comes in the form of the graceful, yet ultimately sorrowful, I Could Give You All That You Don’t Want – a highlight from the LP, which has drawn uniformly good reviews everywhere we’ve looked. Have … Continue reading New Twilight Sad Single

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Thurston Moore – The Best Day 2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Mahogany Dread 3. Wampire – Wizard Staff 4. Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner 5. Dinosaur Feathers – Zeitgeist 6. Terror Pigeon! – Girl! 7. Tyrannosaurus Dead – Local Bullies 8. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell . . . . . . . . . Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Year Round Up

Here is a quick and dirty round up of some of the new tracks starting to circulate the web and on some of our favourite blogs. A chance to pick up any you might have missed… We have some very tasty surf infused pop from Vivian Girl Katy Goodman’s side project Le Sera, a second taste from Of Montreal’s imminent new album, some viciously uncompromising … Continue reading New Year Round Up