Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 10)

After a temporary hiatus, we’re back with another round of jukebox style hits for you to trial and judge. Over to you. Hit or miss…   False Heads – Steal And Cheat  [RIYL: Bratty punk, Buzzcocks, Libertines]   Mount Moriah – Cardinal Cross  [RIYL: Alt-country, Sixteen Horsepower, Frontier Ruckus]   Sun Machine – Loudest Of Them  [RIYL: 60s Psych, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev]   Big … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 10)

Videos of the Day: Desert Mountain Tribe || A Mini Tribe || The Big Sun || New Desert Blues

Some excellent videos, mainly featuring deserts, suns and tribes oddly in one way or another, to start the day from the brilliant Desert Mountain Tribe, A Mini Tribe (who feature members of Sleepy Sun, Bella Vista and Són Boom and have a stripped back, gloriously spartan version of Nico’s These Days), The Big Sun, and finally New Desert Blues. . . . [Click through for free download] . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Desert Mountain Tribe || A Mini Tribe || The Big Sun || New Desert Blues

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2013

As you might expect, December is a quiet month for new releases, especially non-festive ones, but we’ve still managed to come up with a mix of 16 top-notch downloads for you from our monthly postings. As always, we have a couple of new tracks too, and you can also check out our new monthly mix page here, that has every single monthly mix we’ve posted available … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 25 – 1

So this is it, the final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2013… As voted for by MM luminaries: the luminous Mrs Mackerel (Mrs M), the newly teenaged Middle Sprat (MS), Marston’s Mr Big, Chris T Popper (CP), the criminally insane Dr. Roddy (Dr R), and patricide obsessive Polly Pocket (PP). A motley crew it is true, but all united by their love of a … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 25 – 1

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2013

Here (better late than never) are our favourite download picks from our August posts, together with a few new tunes. Altogether a genre-busting mix of nearly 20 great songs. Dive in! Spook Houses – Living The Dream Tempo-shifting, slacker pop. . The Great American Canyon Band – Lost At Sea Gorgeous, rural folk-pop. . Vikesh Kapoor – I Dreamt Blues A narrative about endless work … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2013

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2013

Here we are again, a round up of twenty five of June’s best downloads on Mad Mackerel (plus a few new tunes) that combine to make another perfect mix for those long summer days. Stick these on the iPod, crack a cold one, relax and enjoy! Honeyslide – Drippin Swathed in reverb, bathed in noise and drowned in dreamy vocals. [Click through for free download] … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2013