It’s An Easter Round Up

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. . Let us begin with Josh Matthews whose work has been compared … Continue reading It’s An Easter Round Up

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

Videos of the Day: Radical Face || Drowners || Mona & Maria || Reverend Horton Heat || Twin Rivers

We’re catching up with a backlog of excellent videos to accompany excellent songs. Today watch Radical Face, Drowners, Mona & Maria’s pretty and epic pastoral ode to 60s/70s psych, Reverend Horton Heat’s octane-fueled pyschobilly with a little help from burlesque star Michelle L’Amour, and finally Twin Rivers story of a praying mantis living in the perils of a modern world. The praying mantis in the film is called … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Radical Face || Drowners || Mona & Maria || Reverend Horton Heat || Twin Rivers

Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Rebel Set

The Rebel Set have a vintage crash and snarl blended into their music that is reminiscent of guitar heroes from the 1950s like Link Wray and Gene Vincent at the peak of their thunder inducing years and pressure packed with the energy of 1960s garage bands like The Sonics and The Monks. Influenced by his father’s stacks of rock n’ roll vinyl and the lo-fi garage … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Rebel Set

New Year Blast Off

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2014 with three bands that are perfect for blasting the morning after the night before’s hangover to smithereens. First up are Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux, a debauched amalgam of surf rock, garage punk and psychobilly who have a four track EP, PIG out in February. Check out the deranged rhythms and sinister riffs of taster track 6ft 6. Second we … Continue reading New Year Blast Off

New Album From Reverend Horton Heat

Over the course of ten studio albums Reverend Horton Heat has consistently delivered a blend of straight up rock’n’roll, fizzing country punk, and crazed rockabilly – all underpinned by huge handfuls of swaggering black humour. Thankfully, as Spooky Boots the first taste of his eleventh album Rev, testifies, the band haven’t messed with a winning formula. The song itself tells of a friend’s hopeless search … Continue reading New Album From Reverend Horton Heat

Free Halloween Mix 2013

Here is our traditional free Halloween Mix for 2013 – twenty five great tunes and the fourth year we’ve provided a soundtrack for one of the best nights of the year. Download a perfect mix of ghouls, ghosts, spooks, and all manner of assorted monsters…from all genres and the past 40 years. No trick, all treat! Download Gene Vincent – Race With The Devil mp3 … Continue reading Free Halloween Mix 2013

Rounding Them Up Again

Time to round up a few more of the releases that have tickled our ears from the inbox and round the web. Ali Koehler has hitherto been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band … Continue reading Rounding Them Up Again

MM Shorts 450: More From La Vega

We’ve already given you a couple of tunes from summer loving La Vega’s debut album of shimmering harmonies, reverb-drenched surf-rock riffs and lo-fi swagger, but as the last of the sunny weather drifts away for good, it seemed opportune to bid it farewell with a couple more from Wave. Buy the album here. Continue reading MM Shorts 450: More From La Vega