Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A veritable plethora of tunes to pick through this week – tunes that, by rights, you should already have been spinning… 1. Lower Dens – To Die In L.A. 2. Isobel Campbell – How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees cover) 3. Akron/Family – Everyone Is Guilty 4. Los Angeles Police Department – Insecurity 5. Gal Pals – Here’s To The Gals 6. Rye Pines … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

SXSW Day 2: A Band In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Mohawk

Yesterday was not a great day. It is the little things sometimes. Things like when you wake up and realise that despite knowing I was away for 10 days in total, I had only bought clothes for 8 (except t-shirts which bizarrely could last me for 13) and the suncream tube is actually some kind of foaming face wash. Or all the eggs have gone … Continue reading SXSW Day 2: A Band In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Mohawk

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Here is our regular round up of the best of January’s posts plus a couple of new tracks for your listening pleasure – all beautifully designed to make one perfect mixtape. Download Wooden Wand – The DNR Waltz mp3 More classic down-tempo folk from greatly underrated MM fave. Download Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? mp3 Riff-heavy, mean-assed cover which brilliantly captures the double-edged viciousness … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

More from Akron/Family’s new album

Akron/Family’s new release S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT is starting to generate a lot of excitement and buzz…here’s the latest track, Silly Bears, to be released from the album. Compare it to So It Goes which we posted a little while back. Pre-order the album here. Download Akron/Family – Silly Bears mp3 (from S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey … Continue reading More from Akron/Family’s new album

Akron/Family: New Track

So It Goes is the first single from Akron/Family’s new album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. It is a soulful psych-bounce over a groove both surly and sexy. The riff is sticky, and the whole boat seems to sway with abandon while Upsetters-style backup singers keep you swaying in agreement…and just then the wind picks up and tosses you into … Continue reading Akron/Family: New Track