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)

New Single From Wharves

Indie-rock quartet, Wharves have shared their brand new single titled Man You Want Me To Be. It is reminiscent to some of the group’s staple influences Foals, The Strokes and City Calm Down, featuring driving disco-esque beats, thumping fuzz-laden bass and classic Brit-pop guitar tones, all capped off by the brooding and infectious vocal melodies of front man, Matthew Collins. Have a listen.   Continue reading New Single From Wharves

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Check out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week. New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare. Enjoy. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed La Sera – Whole Lotta … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Introducing >>> The Wharves

The Wharves combine gracefully minimal psych-rock with fuzzed out folk invoking the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups topped with crunchy guitar  and thunderous drumming. They have shared a second track from their upcoming debut, At Bay due out on the 3rd November. Featuring intricate guitars, soaring harmonies and the addition of a foreboding male vocal choir, The Grip recalls the labyrinthian structures of Fleetwood Mac, … Continue reading Introducing >>> The Wharves