YOWL – Atrophy EP

Peckham based five-piece YOWL are set to release their new six track EP Atrophy tomorrow. A release about alienation and exhaustion, the band capture all the frustration of the 9-to-5 London grind like few others. The EP veers from upbeat bouncing basslines, striking falsetto vocals, country-tinged sadness to furious, frenzied spiky alt-punk. Despite these different tones, Atrophy doesn’t have a single false step, never loses its identity, … Continue reading YOWL – Atrophy EP

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)

New Single From YOWL

Peckham five-piece YOWL have announced their new single Warm (In The Soft White Fire Of Modern Living). The band capture the frustration of the 9-to-5 London grind like few others (making Chris T Popper’s best of the year list in 2016). And in frontman Gabriel Byrde, they have someone who can spin poetry on songs about alienation and exhaustion. YOWL are often viciously loud, but on … Continue reading New Single From YOWL

New Year Round Up (Part 2)

The second instalment rounding up some tunes we missed from the tail end of 2017. Let’s kick off with Yowl’s relentless and uneasy Darkroom, a wonderfully vicious and febrile slice of post-punk.   Night Herons’ raw sound is a visceral blend of garage rock and chugging proto-punk – for fans of classic bands like The Stooges or the New York Dolls.   Norwegian psych-rockers Electric Eye’s single Sometimes … Continue reading New Year Round Up (Part 2)

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: 50-26

Inside the top fifty of our favourite songs of the year now. Check numbers 50 – 26 and come back tomorrow for the final countdown… 50 BAIT – I’m Still Here   49 Big Thief – Paul   48 Kyle Craft – Before The Wall   47 Staches – Total Commitment   46 Arborist – I Heard Him Leaving   45 Hooded Fang – Dead … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 50-26