The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

Time for tunes 80 thru 71 in our Top 200 of the past ten years. 80 Dr. Dog – It (2010) Criminally tucked away on the expanded edition of Shame Shame, It is perfect Dr. Dog – nostalgic, feel-good, laid back folk inflected Americana that cries out for the back porch.   79 Chaika – The Mirror (2015)   Compulsive, hazy garage-psych to sear the … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

Videos of the Day: Raveonettes || Forest || Pissed Jeans || Withered Hand

Videos today from The Raveonettes and their contribution to the new Doors Tribute Album, A Psych Tribute to the Doors. We also have Forest and their debut video for All I Have, and from Pissed Jeans a live video for You’re Different (In Person). Lastly a video for Withered Hand’s excellent new track, Horseshoe. . . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Raveonettes || Forest || Pissed Jeans || Withered Hand

The Welcome Return Of Withered Hand

Black Tambourine is the first single from unique singer-songwriter Withered Hand’s album New Gods, which comes a mere five years or so since he recorded his outstanding debut Good News. The single features the assistance of Black Tambourine’s own Pam Berry on vocals and Eugene Kelly of the Vaselines on guitar, and the result is a more uptempo, fuller excursion into classic indie-rock territory, but still with his … Continue reading The Welcome Return Of Withered Hand

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

Christmas Post 11: Withered Hand

MM fave and all round good guy Withered Hand has put together this video for his festive tune Real Snow. It will be used as part of a Christmas card from Fence Records and they describe it thus: “sleigh bells, wistful violin, and mournful lyrics – it’s what Xmas is all about!” The even better news is that there is a new EP on the … Continue reading Christmas Post 11: Withered Hand

Withered Hand – Live Review

The courtyard space at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford was the unusual, yet ideal, venue for Withered Hand’s first visit to Oxford. Part of Rob St. John’s Adventures Close To Home series of gigs, it was one that we (MM, Popper and Banner) were looking forward to the most. We arrived to a most genteel setting of tea, cake and newspapers, a well … Continue reading Withered Hand – Live Review

Help Withered Hand get to SxSW

For some unfathomable reason the wonderful Withered Hand has so far been denied a visa to enter the USA and play at SxSW – apparently this is based on some arbitrary judgement about his artistic merits. Clearly this is bollocks, but time is running out to get the decision overturned – as you can see from the e-mail he sent out: Dear everybody I had … Continue reading Help Withered Hand get to SxSW