Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s godawful blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Album Review: What Would Jesus Drive – Black & Blue

Album Review By Chris T Popper What Would Jesus Drive are described as a ‘4 piece indie-electro lo-fi punk rock band’ on their official website. On a personal level I couldn’t be happier – and after hearing Girls Are In Charge last year (which crashed in to my Top Ten of 2010 at number 3) I have been looking forward to hearing the debut album Black … Continue reading Album Review: What Would Jesus Drive – Black & Blue

Video Round Up

Some more half decent, decent, and downright entertaining videos for you to check out. The Agitator’s new single Say NO! is a politically charged call to arms set against an equally radical new musical style. Not a guitar in sight, just front man Derek Meins’ force-of-nature voice accompanied by Robert Dylan Thomas and T-Train on thunderous double drums. Pared down and primal! a Bergen, Norway-based … Continue reading Video Round Up

Free EP from What Would Jesus Drive

What Would Jesus Drive featured prominently in the Top Ten lists of Christy-Popper and Dr Roddy with their blend of caustic electro-indie rock. In advance of debut album Black and Blue (due in March) they are releasing a new EP Fragile Mansions. Deciding not to tamper with a winning formula, the EP gleefully reminds the listener where the soul of a lost punk generation lies – … Continue reading Free EP from What Would Jesus Drive

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Fifth in line is the indomitable lion of Hixet Wood…Mr Christy-Popper. 10. Local Natives … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Now is the time to reveal all… Our third contribution this year comes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy

New track from What Would Jesus Drive

What Would Jesus Drive have released a new free mp3, Your Awful Kids, which is a little change in direction from last month’s The Girls Are In Charge EP (which is currently standing very near the pinnacle of Mr Popper’s top ten of 2010). The electro-punksters take a darker indie-pop edge, this song displays the band’s rockier influences and really shows they’ve got balls with … Continue reading New track from What Would Jesus Drive

New Releases Round Up

Over the last two or three weeks we’ve probably received more tracks to MM than ever before. Not that we’re complaining, especially when the quality has been really high. It does mean we’re struggling to do everything justice though and while (in a perfect MM world) many of these tracks deserve their own post, we’ve decided to round up a bunch in one go for … Continue reading New Releases Round Up