Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here we are again. This week we have selected 10 new songs from the week’s  releases all for your expert consideration. They include fresh tracks from Gringo Star and Crocodiles, brilliant rolling Americana from Golden Suits, the return of Batwings Catwings and plenty more besides. Enjoy Gringo Star – Heading South Golden Suits – Is It Wrong Crocodiles – Telepathic Lover Vomitface – Chew Toy Emily … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

  Here we are again – a massive free mix containing the cream of last month’s posts, a couple of new tunes and, all in all, an eclectic set of top quality tunes to kick off the onset of autumn for you. From folk to garage, from country to psychedelia and from originals to covers, there is a multifaceted, multifarious, heterogeneous, assorted miscellaney of delights for … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

New From Batwings Catwings

Batwings Catwings have posted this new teaser track up on their Soundcloud page. They describe it as “A new track to share, Blue Dream. There are a handful more on the way in the coming months. This is just a little unmastered teaser. Hope you like.” We do. We do a lot. It sounds like it has come snarling and spitting out of CBGBs in … Continue reading New From Batwings Catwings

Thursday Means Six Of The Best

We’re currently away for a few days so apologies for the paucity of detail with this post, but here are six tunes that tip the scales on the noisy side for you to enjoy (and scare the cat with). First up we have the full-on stoner onslaught of psych-rockers White Hills with a taste from forthcoming album Frying On This Rock and a perfect companion piece … Continue reading Thursday Means Six Of The Best

Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

To celebrate our downloads working again we thought we would re-post our best of the month mix from October – more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and six new ones too. This time you can download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark … Continue reading Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Another month, more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and five new ones too. Download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark side of raw garage punk with touches of organ, violin and xylophone. Download Bare Bones – Hope & Feather … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Let’s Go Garage

Here are three corking tunes that could all loosely fall under the garage rock banner. Bleached stray into the territory of those classic 60s girl groups with Searching Through The Past while the excellently named Batwings Catwings offer up the explosive Radio. Lastly, Heavy Times live up to their name with a cut from the more visceral end of the garage spectrum with the propulsive percussion, … Continue reading Let’s Go Garage