The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Here is the second instalment of our favourite albums of 2013, counting down from 30 to 11. 30 Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away . 29 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In . 28 Coke Weed – Back To Soft . 27 Georgia’s Horse – Weather Codes . 26 Alela Diane – About Farewell . 25 Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)

Chris T Popper’s Top Songs Of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Next up is Mr Chris T Popper. 20. Coathangers – Adderall . 19. GRMLN – Summer Days Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 18. Willie Nile – American Ride . 17. Mickey Gloss – Are You … Continue reading Chris T Popper’s Top Songs Of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

The countdown of our one hundred favourite tracks of 2013 continues…today we reach halfway as we bring you 75 down to 51. 75 GRMLN – Summer Days Thrashy, catchy, singalong rock’n’roll with platform shoes and ridiculous flares. Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 74 Sisters – Clearhead Here are my shoes. See how I gaze at them. It says 2013 on the label, but I’ve gone … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

New Albums Released From Wooden Wand And From Mathew Sawyer

Today is a proverbial red letter day in Mad Mackerel terms as it sees the official US release date for new albums from two of our favourite artists. From our side of the pond we have Sleep Dreamt a Brother, the new album from musician and artist Mathew Sawyer, out on Fire Records. The majority of the album was written and recorded following the loss of three friends … Continue reading New Albums Released From Wooden Wand And From Mathew Sawyer

Wooden Wand & The World War IV

There are occasions when maintaining a music blog is completely incongruous with the irrationality of (selfish) human emotions. By its very nature the blog exists to share music we like, champion new artists and releases in our own small way, and to lend our voice in support of those things that we feel are so much more interesting, stimulating and frankly worthwhile than the pre-packaged, … Continue reading Wooden Wand & The World War IV