Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A day late perhaps, but none the worse for all that. Our collection from the past seven days includes ten new tracks from Bleached,  Andy Shauf, Julianna Barwick and the welcome returns of both Big Deal and Virginia Wing. Bleached – Sour Candy Andy Shauf – The Magician Cat’s Eyes – Drag Big Deal – Say Yes Virginia Wing – Rhonda Margo Price – Hurtin’ (On The … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Time For A Friday Round Up

Work has been more than hectic lately, but conversely that seems to have coincided with listening to more music too – maybe the extra time sat on the train or in the car? Who knows or cares, but it does mean a collection of mighty fine tunes for you to welcome home the weekend too… We kick off with a brilliant track of hypnotic garage-psych … Continue reading Time For A Friday Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 1)

We’ve been a bit tardy with our round ups of the Best of the Month downloads on MM, and so we have a bumper three month collection for you before the countdown begins on Monday for our favourite 100 tracks and 50 albums of the year. So without further ado…here is Part 1 of the pick of the downloads from September to November…and as usual, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 1)

Monday’s Mega Round-up

Too many good songs, too little time to do them justice. Accept this offering as the best compromise we can muster, but explore these tunes – they are well worth it – even if we are a bit slow getting some of them to your attention! Kicking us off are indie duo Big Deal and a new single from their much acclaimed album of dark, intoxicating, … Continue reading Monday’s Mega Round-up

Videos of the Day: Young Rival || Big Deal || The Boxer Rebellion || Choir Of Young Believers

Today, dive into videos from Young Rival, Big Deal, The Boxer Rebellion and Choir Of Young Believers. First, watch the most inventive video we’ve seen all year from Young Rival for their track Two Reasons, which takes face painting to a whole new level (especially the baboon’s arse at 26 seconds in). Next we have Big Deal’s trippy, surreal road trip for In Your Car, and indie … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Young Rival || Big Deal || The Boxer Rebellion || Choir Of Young Believers

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Big Deal

With their 2011 debut Lights Out, the duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, aka Big Deal drew critical acclaim for their stripped down, though deeply resonant music. At once pristine and beautiful yet emotionally fraught, their combined voices spun tales of loss and longing over guitars and nothing else but a cauldron of seething passions. We posted a Big Deal back in January, but … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Big Deal

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012

Here are the best of our January posts together with a few tasty new tracks. All in all nearly forty great tunes compiled and neatly presented in one lovely mix. As always, don’t forget to check out all our previous monthly mixes listed in the sidebar on the left. Download Night Genes – Soaring Through The Chromosomes mp3 (from Like The Blood) Infectiously catchy, military folk stomp. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012

Thursday Means Eight of the Best

Another quick round-up of our favourite new tracks gathered via all sources digital, via our in-box, our favourite blogs, the internet at large, and best of all those CDs that arrive out of the blue. This week we can offer you the Byrdsian jangle of White Fence’s It Will Never Be, more high octane, clattering punk riffage from Terry Malts, Grouper’s unique ethereal ambience comes … Continue reading Thursday Means Eight of the Best

Video Round Up

We seemed to have received a whole bunch of interesting, oddball, sweet, and unusual videos recently. Here’s the pick of the bunch… Fresh from supporting Frankie & The Heartstrings and Summer Camp and receiving praise from the likes of The Guardian, Snipe and NME, Big Deal’s debut single Homework is finally out this week on limited 7” through Records, Records, Records, Records. They have released … Continue reading Video Round Up

Friday Round-Up

It’s Friday, Mrs M’s musings are still to come, and a Halloween playlist for the weekend too, but for now, here is a quick playlist/round-up of those songs we’ve gathered up recently, but not had/found enough time to post about properly… First up Leopold & His Fiction, we’ve seen this track described as the Doors meet Wolfmother… Download Leopold & His Fiction – Golden Friends … Continue reading Friday Round-Up