Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Pet Shimmers – Feels Hz (featuring Goat Girl) Sleaford Mods – O.B.C.T. William The Conqueror – Thank Me Later Wye Oak – Evergreen The Regrettes – Pumpkin Weyes Blood – Everyday Sparrow Steeple – Roll Baby Tacocoat – Grains Of Salt Bench Press – Respite Hand Habits – what lovers do                         Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 14)

So here we are, the penultimate day of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs marking ten years of MM. Today, we’ve hit the top twenty…   20 The Dutchess & The Duke – Reservoir Park (2008) Wonderfully rootsy swagger of earthy, organic folk-rock set to a loose Stones like honky tonk rumble.   19 Wooden Wand – Winter In Kentucky (2011)   Set against … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 14)

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eels – Bone Dry Joan Shelley – The Bridge  (Dolly Parton cover) feat Bonnie Price Billy Breakfast Muff – Patient Manchester Orchestra – No Hard Feelings  (Avett Brothers cover) Hinds – Finally Floating Laura Veirs – Lightning Rod Medistation – Pool Of Blood Wye Oak – Lifer Eureka California – Mexican Coke                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry Car Seat Headrest – Fallen Horses  (Smash Mouth cover) Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo Wavves & Culture Abuse – Big Cloud Mount Eerie – Tintin In Tibet Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88 Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural Rixe – La Cle Melvins – Stop Moving To Florida Table Scraps – Lyin’ Thru Yer Teeth Father John Misty … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Hookworms – Static Resistance Thurston Moore – Mx Liberty Olden Yolk – Vital Sign King Tuff – The Other Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs Alexis Krauss & The Our Land Collective – Our Land Charly Bliss – The Way You Wear Your Head  (Nada Surf cover) A Place To Bury Strangers – Never Coming Back The Messthetics – Serpent Tongue … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

You know the score – a sweep up of some of the week’s best new releases, new tunes and new artists. This week we have no less than eleven tracks for you including The Avett Brothers, Left Lane Cruiser, The Devil Makes Three, Deerhoof and plenty more. Dive in… The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings Band Of Horses – Barrel House Holly Miranda … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

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 – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

Friday Means Six of the Best

Here are another six tunes to try and cheer you up a little bit on another dank and dreary Friday in England… First up is Hardly Art’s Unnatural Helpers and their raging first single, Hate Your Teachers, from upcoming album Land Grab. River City Tanlines keep the energy levels fizzing with their own garage-punk howl and shred of Stop My Heart taken from the forthcoming release … Continue reading Friday Means Six of the Best