Black Manila – Beach Parade EP

Black Manila have returned with an new four track EP titled Beach Parade that is available on a Bandcamp name-your-price deal. We have been longstanding fans of their mix of proto-garage punk, blues and psych rock, and all are showcased to good effect once more on this excellent collection. You can watch the video for the surf-infused title track below and also stream/download the fantastic … Continue reading Black Manila – Beach Parade EP

Better Late Than Never – Black Manila Offer Up Free Download

How we missed this in our in-box (from way back in March) is beyond us, but miss it we did. We need to right that wrong! Black Manila have featured a few times on MM with their blend of classic west coast garage riffs, Detroit proto-punk and British charm, that combined makes a heady and compelling marriage. To celebrate the recent release of their debut … Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Black Manila Offer Up Free Download

MM Shorts 324: New Single From Black Manila

We seem to have a bit of a ‘black’ theme going on with recent posts on Black Hay, the Black Angels, Blackbird & The Storm and Blackwater Fever. Entirely appropriate then that we should bring you the video for the new single from South London’s Black Manila titled Shake That Thing. The band have featured on MM a few times over the past year and there can … Continue reading MM Shorts 324: New Single From Black Manila

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2014

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 Rebel Set – Monster Vintage crash and snarl – a … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2014

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2013

Here is our round-up of our favourite downloads from May’s posts together with a few newbies that, together, make a mix of twenty tracks that is as eclectic as it is perfect! Enjoy. High Coast – Talvatis Sweetly picked Americana. . Landmarks – Cuscutta Lovely, unhurried, slice of woozy, psych-pop in the grand traditions of Spiritualized or Mercury Rev. . Black Manila – Père Lachaise Addictive blend of classic … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2013

Round Up Time Again – Part 1

Yep, it is that time again. We’ve trawled back through all our e-mails, favourite blogs, and new music discoveries to bring you up to date with all that’s been good on the MM stereo recently. Because of the time of year it includes a few we missed from way back before Christmas, but which still more than deserve some ear-time – you may have missed … Continue reading Round Up Time Again – Part 1

Streaming Round Up

Here are a few tasty streams for you to hit the play button on, and a couple to download too. First, some new blissed-out, hypnotic psychedelia from White Fence who have a new three track single out titled Green Balloon via Sexbeat Records in Europe – limited to 500 vinyl copies, and we’ve just pre-ordered one of them… a Next up is the altogether more … Continue reading Streaming Round Up