Lonesome Shack Shares Album Title Track & New Dream

We’ve already posted a couple of excellent tracks from Lonesome Shack’s new album Desert Dreams and now the band have shared New Dream and a video for the record’s title track. Both are more top notch examples of their raw, bluesy Americana, New Dream is gentler, akin to a pastoral gospel-style backwoods boogie while the title track is built on the back of another insistently … Continue reading Lonesome Shack Shares Album Title Track & New Dream

Lonesome Shack – Too Bad

We’ve already posted a couple of tracks from Lonesome Shack’s upcoming long player Desert Dreams. Our advance copy is already becoming one of our most played records of the year so far, and the Seattle formed, but now London based, trio have shared another excellent tune from the record. Too Bad is one of our favourites from the album, it is deceptively simple desert blues, … Continue reading Lonesome Shack – Too Bad

Lonesome Shack – The City Is A Desert

We shared Lonesome Shack’s excellent track Past The Ditch just before Christmas, and now we have a second (top) tune from their forthcoming long player Desert Dreams. The City Is A Desert is anchored by a country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it and sounds like it could almost be a lost take from the Doors’ LA Woman. Liking this … Continue reading Lonesome Shack – The City Is A Desert

Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

  And here we have the final part of our favourite tunes of 2019… Discover and enjoy. 25 UV Race – Mr Blame A brash, unapologetic race through proto-punk stomp and malodorous glam-punk aesthetics.   24 Lonesome Shack – The City is a Desert Anchored by an insistent country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it, and sounds like it could … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 3)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 2)

  50 Sleaford Mods – O.B.C.T    49 Deliluh – Freeloader Feast   48 The Paranoyds – Hungry Sam   47 Cherry Pickles – Lily Is A Spy   46 The Warlocks – Disfigured Figure   45 Silverbacks – Pink Tide   44 Marika Hackman – The One   43 Lonesome Shack – Too Bad   42 FEWS – Anything Else   41 Darrin Bradbury … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Songs of 2019 (Part 2)

End of Year Catch-Up (Part 1)

Having been very focused on our Best of Year tracks recently, we’ve built up a bit of a backlog of new tunes to share, so thought we’d spend a couple of posts catching up and try to slip them in before the end of 2018. First up, it has been nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, and Baltimore musician Brendon Massei … Continue reading End of Year Catch-Up (Part 1)

Weekend Round Up

While we’ve started each weekend to pick out five (good) tracks that have been setting the internet ablaze during the week, there are still lots of tunes that are not getting the attention their quality deserves. Here for a Sunday morning is a few that we’ve picked out…the spectral, desert folk of Jess Williamson, from the ashes of Abe Vigoda comes the new-wavey Roses, we have warped, … Continue reading Weekend Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

  Here we are again – a massive free mix containing the cream of last month’s posts, a couple of new tunes and, all in all, an eclectic set of top quality tunes to kick off the onset of autumn for you. From folk to garage, from country to psychedelia and from originals to covers, there is a multifaceted, multifarious, heterogeneous, assorted miscellaney of delights for … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012