2018 REVIEW ROUND-UP’S. PART THREE: USA AND JAPAN- THE CHERRY COKE$, THE GODDAMN GALLOWS, RAILROAD EARTH
Here is Part 3 and the final part of our 2018 Round Up’s where we catch up with the releases that we couldn’t give a decent ..
Unreleased Townes Van Zandt Collection Coming In March
Gotta love Townes Van Zandt, and particularly the news that a previously unreleased collection of songs titled Sky Blue will be released ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections
Back again like a carrion crow to roadkill. Every year since 2009, Chris T Popper has shared his favourite tunes of the year, and we love ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections
Dr Roddy had been gone for a while trying to make a new life on land. Fuckwit. I have been absent from the house of Mackerel for a couple ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 4 (25-1)
So here we have it – the top of the pile! Our favourite songs of 2018. 25 Ought – Disgraced In America Way back in January, ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)
Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark Murder ..
Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)
The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral This wonky, horn-led ..
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 – ..
ALBUM REVIEW: TAN AND SOBER GENTLEMEN- ‘Veracity’ (2018)
Their has been a few great debut Celtic-Punk albums during 2018 but here is one of the very best from North Carolina’s the Tan and Sober ..
EP REVIEW: THE CRAICHEADS- ‘Greetings From Another Land’ (2018)
One of the biggest pullers on the London Irish scene Celtic-folkers The Craicheads are back with an 4-track EP the follow up to their debut ..
2018-11-22 NAME YOUR PRICE DOWNLOAD – McONAK "Gure naufragioak"
The McOnak third album “Gure naufragioak” is out and available as a Name Your Price download. Physical copies will be available ..
Phosphorescent Cover Radiohead’s House Of Cards – And We’ve Been Waiting Nearly 10 Years For It
Many, many moons ago (actually back in 2009) when Chris T Popper and I went to Austin for the first time for SxSW, pretty much by happy ..
Nicole Atkins Covers Guns N’ Roses With The Help Of Mark Lanegan
Nashville crooner Nicole Atkins, has shared her take on the Guns N’ Roses ballad, November Rain and enlisted the assistance ..
Jason Lytle, Little Wings and Kramies – Split Single
Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Kyle Field of Little Wings, and Kramies have decided to release the first ‘Split- Trio’ or Tri-Single’ ..
HEAR THE DEBUT SINGLE FROM THE TAN AND SOBER GENTLEMEN
The debut single from seven piece Scotch-Irish hillbilly music band The Tan And Sober Gentlemen has arrived and this band from North Carolina ..
ALBUM REVIEW: THE LANGER’S BALL- ‘Hard Time In The Country’ (2018)
Irish-American Celtic-rockers The Langer’s Ball are back in town with their first release as just a duo in over eight years.Writing, ..
CLASSIC ALBUM REVIEW: KICKIN’ HITLER’S BUTT: Vintage Anti-Fascist Songs 1940-1944
FREE DOWNLOAD Yeah the title says it all! Eighteen anti-fascist anthems from WW2 (don’t tell the Americans the War actually started ..
The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 15)
Mad Mackerel is ten years old. Who would have believed it. So, thanks to everyone who has ever visited the blog, listened, commented, submitted ..
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… ..
The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 13)
We’re getting towards the sharp end of our mammoth count down now. Here are songs 30-21 of our favourites of the past ten years. 30 Bear ..
ALBUM REVIEW: THE MUCKERS- ‘One More Stout’ (2018)
While they do play Irish music Atlanta based celtic-punkers The Muckers blend in influences from gypsy music, sea shanties, country, ..