Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered Preoccupations – Pontiac 87  (Protomartyr cover) Mercury Rev – Sermon (featuring Margo Price)  (Bobbie Gentry cover) Avett Brothers – Roses And Sacrifice Girlpool – Hire FEELS – Car Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings D.B. Rouse – About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich                 … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

The third part of our epic countdown of our favourite songs of the past ten years. 160 The Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves (2014)   Filthy, snarling, primal rock’n’roll featuring some pornographic rapping from Annie Hardy (ex-Giant Drag). A case of the bite being much worse than the bark.   159 Calexico – Two Silver Trees (2008) Atmospheric and relaxed, Two Silver Trees meanders … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

Song By Toad’s Split 12″ Series Vol 6

Song By Toad Records have shared details of Volume 6 in their series of split 12″ releases, and this is a cracker, featuring no lesser lights than Willard Grant Conspiracy and Micah P. Hinson from over the water and Scotland’s own Tissø Lake and Kitchen Cynics. It is a fabulous 12 track collection and will be released on the 6th March on limited edition clear orange vinyl. … Continue reading Song By Toad’s Split 12″ Series Vol 6

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (7th December)

It’s Top Ten time at Mackerel Headquarters, with all the usual suspects listening, compiling and scribing. It’s been a tickety boo year for new music: long dog walks or runs in empty frozen fields with Mr M Dog are just the medicine for listening, dancing and singing along. But it’s just so damn hard to choose, and as Blackadder once said: “We are in the … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (7th December)

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (11th May)

This weekend will be spent standing at the sea’s edge in Devon, in search of some little rays of sunshine, as daughter sprat and I take to the open road with Bing and little Span. Actually, it’s more likely that we will be spent dodging torrential rain showers and drinking a lot of coffee. Still, one can dream. Mass excitement in the small feminine corner … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (11th May)