New Video: The Barr Brothers – Love Ain’t Enough

The Barr Brothers have unveiled an excellent video for their single Love Ain’t Enough, filmed through one continuous shot of 50 cardboard cut-outs and 15 paintings, totalling 2100 frames. The track is taken from the Montreal based band’s current album Sleeping Operator, which is out now on Secret City Records.   . Continue reading New Video: The Barr Brothers – Love Ain’t Enough

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs . 76 Tweak Bird – Greens . 75 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

More From The Barr Brothers

Canadian folkies, The Barr Brothers have unveiled another new track from their forthcoming album as well as details of a UK tour for the Autumn. The new track is Half-Crazy, also taken from their new album Sleeping Operator, released on the 6th October through Secret City Records. The band describe the song as “the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco, and the sweat … Continue reading More From The Barr Brothers

New Album From The Barr Brothers

Montreal’s The Barr Brothers have announced details of their new album, Sleeping Operator, out on October 6th, through Secret City Records. The thirteen songs explore the far reaches of folk, laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. Yet while the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it still manages to maintain a campfire-like intimacy throughout. Listen to the brisk, talking-blues influenced album track … Continue reading New Album From The Barr Brothers

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Our usual round up of the very best of our August posts and some new tracks too. Dip in – every one a winner as they say. Download The Cabin Dogs – High Falls mp3 (from Midnight Trail) Invites you to kick off your boots, pour a stiff one and sit on the porch to watch the sun go down – a song for when you’re busy … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Introducing…The Barr Brothers

Andrew and Brad Barr have spent the majority of the last decade playing music in The Slip. In 2004, they were playing a club in Montreal when a fire broke out in the venue. They grabbed a few guitars and drums and were able to escape unscathed. A year later, Brad and Andrew were living in Montreal, and Brad’s first apartment shared a wall with classically-trained harpist Sarah … Continue reading Introducing…The Barr Brothers