Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A mighty fine collection of new tunes for you this week including, amongst others, the very welcome return of Psychic Ills, a Waylon Jennings cover from Mark Kozelek that also features the talents of Will Oldham and Low’s Mimi Parker, some brash, urgent punk rock from the Virginmarys and some typically laid back folk from guitar virtuoso Steve Gunn. Enjoy. Psychic Ills featuring Hope Sandoval – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

No less than ten marvellous tracks gathered up in the Mad Mackerel butterfly net this week to share with you. From the pulverising ferocity of Future of the Left and White Lung’s blistering power-pop to the fragile Mothers and sweet Americana of Radical Face. Enjoy! White Lung – Hungry Future Of The Left – If AT&T Drank Tea What Would BP Do? Mothers – Mother … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Saturday @ The Great Escape

Having spent two days at the Great Escape mostly under a regular onslaught of aggressive guitars and drums, it was a relief to head out early and catch a marvellous set of twangy Americana, folk and country from The Crooked Brothers who were playing at the Alberta Music Week Canada Showcase – not only that but there was a mighty fine breakfast on offer too. … Continue reading Saturday @ The Great Escape

We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Today, Chris T Popper and I are heading south to Brighton and our first visit to the Great Escape festival. There are a whole host of bands we’re looking forward to seeing, from the South American punk-pop of Las Kellies, the angst of Gambles, the spectral folk of Mirel Wagner and the junkyard blues of the Amazing Snakeheads, to the stoned slacker indie of Dune Rats and the … Continue reading We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

White Lung – Snake Jaw

Uncompromising and confrontational punk rockers White Lung have offered up Snake Jaw, the b-side to forthcoming 7″ single Drown With The Monster. It will also appear on their forthcoming third album Deep Fantasy (which you can pre-order here from Domino Records). It is a typically provocative offering, as hard hitting and as hardcore as ever, but with a nod to a more melodic approach that we … Continue reading White Lung – Snake Jaw

Video: White Lung – Drown With the Monster

Vancouver band, White Lung’s brand of relentless, hard-hitting rock’n’roll has appeared many times on MM and after a couple of albums and plenty of singles on lots of labels, they have now signed to Domino Records. Their first release will be a typically catchy, oppressive 7″ single titled Drown With The Monster. You can watch below, and pre-order the single here. . Continue reading Video: White Lung – Drown With the Monster

MM Shorts 463: White Lung 7″

Vancouver punk rockers White Lung will release a new 7″, Blow It South backed with Down With You. The A side is a full-on, high octane shredder hewn from the classic vein of short, sharp punk shocks, whilst the B side somehow ratchets up the needle a little more and is, if anything, even more assertive! It is out on the 28th October (digital) with a … Continue reading MM Shorts 463: White Lung 7″