Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Parquet Courts – Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World  (Ramones cover) Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – London Is Burning Woolen Men – Brick Horizon Muncie Girls – Falling Down Sinister Purpose – Warp Yr Head The Shifters – Work/Life, Gym Etc Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – Pack Animals together PANGEA – Money On It (Acoustic) Elephant Micah – Surf B Thee MVPs … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week


And so here is the final personal Top Twenty of the year. This time it is my turn! Another twelve months neatly wrapped up and delivered for your listening pleasure and here’s to 2016… 20. Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc An apocalyptic, “end-is-nigh” rolling, country rock anthem. Pure poetry with the best coda to a song I heard all year, “shed a tear for the books … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 30-16

As we’re halfway through our tracks of the year (see 100-76 here, and 75-51 here) which resume on Monday, it felt like a good time to break things up with our choices of our favourite albums of 2015. Here then are numbers 30 through to 16. 30 Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite   29 Desaparecidos – Payola   28 Kodiak Deathbeds – Kodiak Deathbeds   … Continue reading MM’S BEST ALBUMS OF 2015: 30-16

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year. 75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek   74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash   73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle   72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc   71 Heaters – Mean Green   70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square   69 Chris Staples – Dark Side … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 75-51

Woolen Men – Life In Hell

Life In Hell is the latest track from the Woolen Men’s forthcoming long player Temporary Monument. It is propulsive, jerky punk rock that soundtracks a tale of urban gentrification and the smothering advance of the newly rich. It somehow manages to pack being tense, fatalistic and compelling into two short, clattering minutes. Listen here. . Continue reading Woolen Men – Life In Hell

Round Up Time

A few very choice tunes have come our way recently and which for one reason or another we’ve been slow to post them. So here is a quick and dirty round up of some of them! First up the very welcome return of the wonderful Pink Mountaintops and the first taste from their forthcoming album Get Back. We also have the brilliant Bass Drum Of … Continue reading Round Up Time