Yak – This House Has No Living Room (Featuring J. Spaceman)

Longstanding MM faves the London-based trio Yak will release their new album Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness next month on Virgin EMI and Third Man Records. We’ve already given you a couple of standout tracks from the record and today, they are sharing another – the brilliant, widescreen new track This House Has No Living Room ft. J Spaceman. During the latter stages of the album recording process, Yak frontman Oli Burslem withdrew to Jason Pierce’s … Continue reading Yak – This House Has No Living Room (Featuring J. Spaceman)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

It’s time for MM’s annual round up of our favourite songs of the year. Thanks as always go to all our regular contributors – Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, the Italian Job, Polly Pocket and a very welcome return to the fold for Dr Roddy. So without further ado, lets start the countdown. 100 Cabbage – Preach To The Converted   In a year that … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 1 (100-76)

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Yak – Bellyache Du Blonde – Buddy Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA FIDLAR – Can’t You See Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth SAVAK – Nature Erased Slaves – Magnolia Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Truck Festival 2017

Technical issues have meant we’ve been quieter than usual this week, but hopefully with all those resolved we can get back to normal service. It is a shame as we spent the weekend with middle sprat wallowing ankle, and sometimes knee, deep in swampy mud at Truck Festival. Truck has been a bit of a Mackerel family institution for a few years now, a small(ish) … Continue reading Truck Festival 2017

MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

Our second individual listing comes from long-standing contributor Chris T Popper, he of the creaking joints and club foot (and yet still the second-best footballer in his family). Another cracking collection of tunes, and you can always listen on Spotify here. 20 Big Thief – Paul   19 Mind Spiders – Running   18 Hooded Fang – Dead Battery   17 Van William – Revolution … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: CHRIS T POPPER

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

And so here we are, our favourite tracks of the year counting down from 25 to number 1. Enjoy…   25 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gamma Knife   24 Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.   23 She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine   22 Car Seat Headrest – Fill In The Blank   21 Communist Daughter – Balboa Bridge … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 25-1

New Video: Yak – Hungry Heart

Something akin to Led Zep crossed with Spacemen 3, watch London trio Yak’s first official video for Hungry Heart. The video documents a recent psychedelic (road) trip to Wales which involved an impromptu midnight gig on a beach, interspersed with footage from some of the band’s  unpredictable recent live shows for which they are becoming well known. . . Continue reading New Video: Yak – Hungry Heart