Wednesday Means Eight Of The Best

Its been a good while since we’ve put up one of these type of posts, but a plethora of top notch releases meant it demanded to be temporarily resurrected! So without further ado we have another taste of Laura Marling’s much anticipated new album in the shape of Once, and another taste from the rather weirder folk songstress Amanda Jo Williams and Holster, The Gun … Continue reading Wednesday Means Eight Of The Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: April 2013

Better late than never, here is our monthly round-up of the best of our April downloads together with a handful of brand new tracks. More than twenty songs especially prepared for you to put together an eclectic and appealing mix to impress all your friends and bore your boring work colleagues. Enjoy! Wild Wild Wets – Criminal Blue Tripped out, freaked out, psych pop. . Hey … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: April 2013

Amanda Jo Williams – New Album

Last year, we were gradually seduced by Amanda Jo Williams last album The Bear Eats Me (see our post here), which went on to become a real favourite. In particular the epic closing track Sick And Dying is still getting regular spins in various playlists here. So, good news then that her fourth album You’re The Father Of My Songs will see a release on the … Continue reading Amanda Jo Williams – New Album

Thursday Means Six of the Best

A few new releases on the radar and well worth some ear-time we think. We have a new single from Van Pierszalowski aka Waters following on from his excellent debut album Out In The Light last year, If Only is another quality slice of psych-pop with added fuzz. Download Waters – If Only mp3 (from If Only Single) After a four year hiatus, Cat Power has a new album, … Continue reading Thursday Means Six of the Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

So we exit April, which true to form turned out to be wetter than a Mackerel’s handshake. No matter, banish the blues with this scorching mix of some of the best downloads we offered in the month, plus a few new ones to get to know and love too. Download Alexander Tucker – Window Sill mp3 (from Third Mouth) Minimalist string arrangements with electronic manipulations … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Amanda Jo Williams

Amanda Jo Williams latest offering, The Bear Eats Me, is chock full of catchy rockabilly band numbers, with multi-layered recordings featuring cherubic choruses and good ol’ honky tonk. It’s dusty jukebox rock that will wake the kids in the middle of the night for a boot-stomping, moon-invoking dance party on the back porch. Comparisons? Try Hank Williams Jr., Joanna Newsome, Melanie or June Carter, Lucinda Williams … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Amanda Jo Williams