Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

  Whitney are back with a loving tribute to songs that have been formative and lasting to the entire band, in new singles Take Me Home, Country Roads and SWV’s 90s R&B track Rain, out on 28th May via Secretly Canadian. The songs are the band’s first output since the release of their excellent second album, last year’s Forever Turned Around. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee joins … Continue reading Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Blueberry Jam Phobophobes – Child Star Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared Torres – Gracious Day Waxahatchee – Chapel Of Pines Menace Beach – Crawl In Love Harlan T. Bobo – Nadine The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Justin Townes Earle – Graceland Hazel English – Love Is Dead Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo) ShitKid – Alright Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs Trevor Sensor – High Beams Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song David Bazan – … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here, a little later than usual, is our collection of the tunes that, by rights, you should have already heard this week. They include the return of Sufjan Stevens and Crocodiles and new songs from together PANGEA and Eula. Enjoy. 1. Waxahatchee – Under A Rock 2. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross 3. Crocodiles – Crybaby Demon 4. Jacco … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Waxahatchee Album & European Tour

Waxahatchee returns with the follow up to the outstanding Cerulean Salt on April 7th. Ivy Tripp will be released via Wichita Recordings and Merge Records in the USA. Listen to Air, the first cut from the new album, Pre-order the album from Wichita Recordings here or Merge Records here. . European Tour Dates  (full band): Sat 23 May Dresden Beatpol Mon 1 June Münster Gleis 22 Wed 3 … Continue reading New Waxahatchee Album & European Tour

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Here is the second instalment of our favourite albums of 2013, counting down from 30 to 11. 30 Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away . 29 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In . 28 Coke Weed – Back To Soft . 27 Georgia’s Horse – Weather Codes . 26 Alela Diane – About Farewell . 25 Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Today it is the turn of Mrs Mackerel. 20. Steve Mason – A Lot of Love Love the piano on this song and the catchy, sing-a-long chorus – a guaranteed earworm if I had any (ears … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

Part three of our favourite 100 tracks of 2013. Today we’re counting down from 50 – 26. 50 Hanni El Khatib – Nobody Move In Hanni El Khatib’s biog on Wikipedia he says that his “…music is for anyone who has ever been shot or hit by a train“. I think that this is a good way to describe this tune as it hits you … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 50 – 26

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