Feb 062018
 

madmackerel – February 6, 2018 at 09:26AM
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We loved Disgraced In America, the most recent single from Ought’s soon to be released new album Room Inside The World (out via Merge Records on the 16th).

Now we can share the album’s side one closer, Desire, with you. Marvellously described by bassist Ben Stidworthy as “Sade meets Bruce Springsteen,” the song employs a 70-piece vocal choir and uncovers a romantic side of the band seen only in glimpses before.

Listen below.

 

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Feb 062018
 

madmackerel – February 6, 2018 at 06:24AM
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No not a fey singer-songwriter, Oliver Hazard are actually an indie folk trio from Waterville, Ohio.

Theirs are songs of small towns and the vibrant souls that stir them and Hey Louise is a lovely example of their warm, strummed Americana with rich harmonies that has more than a hint of the Lumineers about it.

Give it a whirl.

 

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Feb 052018
 

madmackerel – February 5, 2018 at 03:17PM
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Roaming Herds of Buffalo are an indie rock band from Seattle. They have just released an album called The Bugbears via Bandcamp (which you can order here).

Listen to the appropriately titled Winter Sun which has a lot going from it, from the plaintive lyrical opening to the satisfyingly muscular guitars at the end.

Have a listen.

 

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Feb 042018
 

madmackerel – February 4, 2018 at 09:11AM
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  1. Hookworms – Static Resistance
  2. Thurston Moore – Mx Liberty
  3. Olden Yolk – Vital Sign
  4. King Tuff – The Other
  5. Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
  6. Alexis Krauss & The Our Land Collective – Our Land
  7. Charly Bliss – The Way You Wear Your Head  (Nada Surf cover)
  8. A Place To Bury Strangers – Never Coming Back
  9. The Messthetics – Serpent Tongue
  10. Bat Fangs – Boy Of Summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 022018
 

madmackerel – February 2, 2018 at 12:03PM
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Los Angeles duo Girlpool has released a new track with contributions from Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes titled Picturesong.

It is a lovely offering – mellow and haunting throughout until breaking down into a distorted fuzz of static at the end.

Have a listen.

 

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Feb 022018
 

madmackerel – February 2, 2018 at 06:01AM
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We missed this just before Christmas – a new single from MM stalwarts, Portland’s Loch Lomond.

Legs & Antlers takes their chamber folk and twists it through a disco-pop lens, and the result is undeniably lovely.

They’ve shared a new video for the single which you can watch here.

 

 

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Feb 012018
 

madmackerel – February 1, 2018 at 02:59PM
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The third in the Marfa Myths series of releases will be seven all-new songs written and recorded by Stockholm’s psychedelic masters Dungen in collaboration with adventurous Brooklyn indie-folk pioneers Woods.

On the face of it, it should be a match made in musical heaven and judging by the languid, exploratory, and dynamic, first track Turn Around, we’re in for a treat with the full album.

Listen below. The album is out on March 16th.

 

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Feb 012018
 

madmackerel – February 1, 2018 at 02:59PM
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Here is the second track from The Men’s upcoming long player Drift, and it stands in sharp contrast to the synth-driven dancefloor stomper Maybe I’m Crazy which we shared here.

This time, Rose on Top of the World is much more akin to a pastoral, paisley filled, psychedelic jam that is closer to the Silver Jews than Ministry.

The great thing is that, in it’s own way, it is just as good. Vocalist and guitarist Nick Chiericozzi said that the track, “came out of a Spanish guitar lick, a radar weather map, a poem and maybe a few other things. It has a good title; one that creates a definite mental image but could really be about anything.”

So spin it below. It’s a gem.

 

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Jan 312018
 

madmackerel – January 31, 2018 at 05:54PM
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Kindness of Strangers is the second song unveiled from Courtney Marie Andrews’ much anticipated new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23 on the ever reliable Loose Records in the UK and elsewhere via Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co.

The new track takes a confident step away from the straight ahead, classic country/folk route to take in a little gospel, some church organ and even a little soul. It locks into a sweet groove whilst her incredible vocals remain centre stage and more than justifies the buzz that is building around her.

Listen here.

 

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Jan 302018
 

madmackerel – January 30, 2018 at 11:50AM
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Ultimate Painting have announced the release of Up!, a record we’re very much looking forward to, and their first for the Bella Union label. It will be out on the 6th April, and is available to preorder here. They’re also heading out on tour (dates below).

The band has also shared a first track from the LP entitled, the meandering, gentle indie-psych of Not Gonna Burn Myself Anymore. Listen to it here.

 

Live Dates

Thursday 19th April – BIRMINGHAM – Hare & Hounds

Friday 20th April  – LONDON – Hoxton Hall

Saturday 21st April  – BRIGHTON – Patterns

Monday 23rd April  – CARDIFF – The Globe

Tuesday 24th April – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 26th April – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute

Friday 27th April – GLASGOW – Mono

Saturday 28th April – DUBLIN – The Grand Social

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