Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Check out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week. New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare. Enjoy. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed La Sera – Whole Lotta … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Wytches – Hannover Square

C-Side is the latest single from Wytches (which we posted here), and without getting into too much of a muddle, the B-Side to C-Side is this track Hannover Square. But never mind all that – it is more black-hearted, gothic tinged psych-rock that majors on the sleazy side of good old rock’n’roll… Stream it here.   Continue reading The Wytches – Hannover Square

The Wytches – C-Side

The Wytches have shared a new single, C-Side, taken from their forthcoming second album, All Your Happy Life (out on the 30th September). The album is touted to be a black-hearted set combination of heavy comedown psychedelia and bilious, nihilistic baroque ‘n’ roll. On the evidence of this that might well be true. Stream the single below.   The band have also announced a headline UK tour in November which includes … Continue reading The Wytches – C-Side

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

This weekend, why not relax with our regular pick of the best new releases and tunes of the past seven days. Father John Misty – The Memo Israel Nash – The Fire & The Flood Joanna Newsom – Leaving The City Bruising – Emo Friends Mount Moriah – Calvander Wytches – Darker Waters – Up Up Up Jacuzzi Boys – Wildflower Hazel English – Fix   … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

Day three of our countdown – tracks 60 through to 41 of our favourite songs of the year. 60 Cate Le Bon – He’s Leaving . 59 Jamie T – The Prophet . 58 Mark Lanegan Band – Sad Lover . 57 The Districts – Funeral Beds . 56 The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It Comes Again . 55 Sleaford Mods – Routine Dean . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Invisible Familiars – Clever Devil 2. Real Lies – North Circular 3. Alice Boman – Red Eyes (War On Drugs Cover) 4. Arborea – Sea Of Polaris 5. Castanets – Out For The West 6. Matt Kivel – Open Road 7. J Mascis – Every Morning 8. The Wytches – The Holy Tightrope . . . . . . . . . Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Video: Wytches – Robe For Juda

The Wytches have shared their new video for Robe For Juda. The trio had a £200 budget for the video, so they rented the local town hall in their Peterborough hometown and shot it on a VHS camera with their mates. The results – a kind of middle-school-talent-show-meets-Clockwork-Orange tone somehow works for their raucous and unruly sound, decorated with vivid wordplay and Egyptian-esque harmonic-minor scales. .   Continue reading Video: Wytches – Robe For Juda