Taking their name from the short-lived 1959-60 TV private detective series, Bourbon Street Beat are (as you’d might expect) inspired by 50s and 60s bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, as well as rock’n’roll legends like Elvis, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Each of these influences are apparent… Read More Introducing >>> Bourbon Street Beat
Graveyard Johnnys fuse the primal bump’n’grind of classic 50s rockabilly with the fury of late 70s punk rock and new album Dead Transmission continues their raucous, sonic adventures. Piss and vinegar in places, affectionate in others, but rocking and stomping throughout, this is rock’n’roll at it’s visceral best with some rousing tunes chucked into the mix of… Read More Graveyard Johnnys – Dead Tranmission
Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure. 1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song 2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast 3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain 4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue 5. Destroyer – Dream Lover 6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming 7. DRINKS –… Read More Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
We’re not usually ones for premieres and all that stuff, but when the song is this good then we can sometimes be persuaded to rouse our lazy carcass off the sofa and head for the keyboard. Trance Farmers (great name) specialise in psychobilly blues. Six track release Garbage Night is out April 28 on LEAVING Records… Read More Video Premiere: Trance Farmers – Garbage Night
Ethan Jano is a young folk singer, whose guttural vocals and peculiar delivery feel akin to the dust bowl protest songs of the 30s and 50s which blended traditional folk with rhythm and blues and even a bit of rockabilly swagger. It is a musical style inherited from a working class life that he has always known… Read More Introducing >>> Ethan Jano
Hanni El Khatib has been tickling the earbuds of Chris T Popper recently who was turned on to Moonlight, the title track of his forthcoming album. A man of impeccably good taste (mostly), Mr Popper was quite right and proper with his recommendation, and so we’re pleased to share both that track and The Teeth… Read More Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight
Watch the gory, zombiefied vid for Misty Miller’s rockabilly tinged new single Taxi Cab. It is out on Monday. . .
We are kicking off Easter with a massive Round-Up of lots of new music and bands that have been sat in our in-box patiently waiting to be heard. Some of these have been released already, some are about to be, but either way we have fifteen artists that are all well worth checking out. .… Read More It’s An Easter Round Up
Our first collection of free downloads from the new year taken from the best of our posts for January. Twenty tracks to tickle your fancy including, as always, a few new ones. Dig in. The Woodgrains – Nobody Too Lysergic folk-rock anchored by three part harmonies and an instinctive feel for classic songwriting. . The… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2014
Beggin’ On My Knees is the lead single from Fly My Pretties’ recently released album, The Homeland Recordings. It is six minutes of high octane infectious, rockabilly groove that will even get your grandma out of her seat and shakin’ her thang! Order from Bandcamp here. .