Alessi’s Ark – Cut The Cord

Alessi’s Ark were a Mrs Mackerel discovery way back, and her third studio album Love Is The Currency will be released on 27th October. The new album is full of very personal tales, self discovery and shared experience, told in a mixture of sonic settings; the California desert, alpine air, ocean sprays and the highland bothies all evoked in unfussy yet expansive production. Check out Cut … Continue reading Alessi’s Ark – Cut The Cord

More Truck Festival Pictures

MM wasn’t the only one snapping pictures from Truck Festival this year. Here are a selection from Moo, our own mini Mad Mackerel. a Download Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep mp3 (from Losing Sleep) Download Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding mp3 (from Dead Flowers EP) Download Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues mp3 (from Harlem River Blues) Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3 (from The Woods EP) Download … Continue reading More Truck Festival Pictures

Truck Festival – In Pictures

The sun shone, the bands played, and, as ever, a good time was had by all. Roll on Truck Festival 2012. Download Richmond Fontaine – The Boyfriends mp3 (from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun) Download Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding mp3 (from Little Death) Download … Continue reading Truck Festival – In Pictures

MM’s Best of the Month: April

As usual, here is our round-up of some of the best songs we’ve posted during April plus a couple of new ones. Thirty great songs all ready to go on one cracking playlist and impress your family and friends. Without further ado… Shabby Rogue – My Life As A Secret Agent mp3 (High octane, paranoia induced rock ‘n’ roll riffage) Kurt Vile – Invisibility Nonexistent … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: April

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Alessi’s Ark

It was Mrs Mackerel who first introduced us to Alessi’s Ark with the release of The Horse EP. Since then, London singer/guitarist Alessi Laurent-Markel has continued to make plenty of waves in the musical world despite her tender years, and her excellent 2009 full length Notes From The Treehouse was very well received by critics and fans alike. She is currently touring as support to Laura … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Alessi’s Ark