Videos of the Day: Beach Fossils || Such Hounds || Dark Bells || The Head And The Heart

Top notch videos to round off, and round up, the working week from Beach Fossils (trippy lo-fi), Such Hounds (ramshackle, punky Americana), Dark Bells (ethereal psychedelia), and The Head And The Heart (indie folk). . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Beach Fossils || Such Hounds || Dark Bells || The Head And The Heart

SXSW Day 1: You’ve Got To Be A Ninja About It – Pissing With Thurston Moore

My first trip back to Austin since 2009, and compared with then the town is hectic even before any music is officially due to start. Streets are teeming with folk whereas previously four years ago, the day before the event, Chris T Popper and I had strolled around empty streets and then casually into the marvellous Waterloo Records and bought wristbands for the coming evenings … Continue reading SXSW Day 1: You’ve Got To Be A Ninja About It – Pissing With Thurston Moore

Latest Free Insound Mixtape

Insound’s latest free mixtape is up and available for the next week or so. This time it features tracks from Amor de Dias, Beach Fossils, Campfires, Free Energy, Gospels, Leapling, Mock & Toof, The Pharmacy, The Ruby Suns, Toro y Moi, Vatican Shadow, and Widowspeak!  Just go here to grab it for nowt, or check a couple of our favourites from it first. Download Campfire – … Continue reading Latest Free Insound Mixtape

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012

As might be expected, slightly fewer tunes make up our final monthly mix of the best of the downloads from MM – no panic tho’, the quality of new tunes on offer more than makes up for it. And as always, some new ones for you too means a top banana mix of twenty cracking songs to play in the New Year. The Cheatahs – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012

Sunday Means Eight Of The Best

Time for another swift round-up of some of the best tunes into our in-box and from around our favourite music blogs. A little while ago we posted the video for Shrouded Strangers excellent track Featherbed, and now we have the mp3 for you as well. We also have the full-on power pop of Fort Lean and their new single Sunsick, some Swedish punk from new … Continue reading Sunday Means Eight Of The Best