Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Just home from a lovely week with family in the Arctic circle, and already pining for the fjords, here are this week’s collection of top tunes neatly gathered up solely for your listening edification. Julian Casablancas – Run Run Run (Velvet Underground cover) Bat For Lashes – I Do Mind Spiders – Running Hooded Fang – Tunnel Vision Wintersleep – Territory Frightened Rabbit – Death … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

Here are tracks 80 – 61 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s 100 favourite tunes of the year. Don’t forget to check out numbers 100 – 81 in yesterday’s post here and check back tomorrow for numbers 61 – 40. Here we go… 80 SUN KIL MOON – SUNSHINE IN CHICAGO Beautifully bittersweet reflections of wandering troubadour preparing for another gig in Chicago and how the … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

Covers Up!

For some reason everywhere we’ve turned recently has brought us into contact with cover songs, so we figured we ought to do our duty and collect the best of them together in one convenient place just for you. So here you’ll find Deer Tick’s surprisingly faithful cover of an Eddie Cochran classic, Okkervil River taking on the White Stripes, Bat For Lashes doing The Eurythmics, Middle Brothers Daytrotter version … Continue reading Covers Up!

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February

Here we are again. A mix of the best tracks we posted in February and a few new ones too. Twenty seven cracking songs to immerse yourself in! Download O’Death – Bugs mp3 (from Outside) Echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too. Download The Whalers – That Rabbit mp3 (from How The Ship Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February