Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here we are again, but with lighter nights, spring flowers beginning to bloom and eight songs from the past week rounded up for your listening pleasure. From a new benefit single for the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have wonderfully spectral folk from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and some equally wonderful psych-folk from a re-issue of a long-lost 70s classic by Philip Lewin. There is a … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine songs for your listening pleasure gathered from the week’s new releases. We have Mountain Goats showing that even with a throwaway song, composed off the back of a jokey Twitter conversation, John Darnielle can better 95% of what is out there, whilst Molly Burch and Tara Jane O’Neil’s beautifully composed songs are at the other end of the pendulum’s swing. We also have some brilliant fuzzy, … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

Video Round-Up

It has been far too long since we posted any videos. We’re righting that wrong today with an excellent collection culled from our in-box – some old(er), some new, some borrowed and some blue(s). So sit back, relax and enjoy musical films from Big Thief, Great American Canyon Band, Fidlar, M.Ward, On Dead Waves, All Them Witches, Impulsive Hearts, Bleached, Traams, and Holly Miranda.   … Continue reading Video Round-Up

Videos of the Day: Sarah Johns Music Party || The Lovely Eggs || Bleached || Lincoln Durham

An eclectic mix of videos for you this morning – we have the fragile, gossamer folk of Sarah Johns Music Party and their video for Green Bud, and the surreal video made by kids for the anarchic Lovely Eggs track I Collect Snails. We have the uber cool and trippy video for Bleached’s Dead In Your Head and lastly we have a brilliant amination for … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Sarah Johns Music Party || The Lovely Eggs || Bleached || Lincoln Durham

Time For Another Video Round Up…

Although we now have a regular Video of the Day post on Mad Mackerel, we still can’t keep up with all that we’re being sent and here are a few more of the videos we would like to have featured well before now. Face-melting UK four piece Trails are making quite a name and quite a noise for themselves. Latest video is for new track Is … Continue reading Time For Another Video Round Up…

Wednesday Means Seven Of The Best: Do Believe The Hype?

Here are a few streams of some of the latest singles and tracks to be creating a buzz round these parts. Worth the hype or not…you decide! This is Anthem from King Tuff’s self titled album – full-on glam rock revival anyone? Order the record and/or grab yourself a free download of Bad Thing from SubPop here. a This is Husbands by Savages, part of … Continue reading Wednesday Means Seven Of The Best: Do Believe The Hype?

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

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

Another bonanza month of top tunes, all rounded up for you in one perfect download mix. Here are the September highlights together, as always, with a couple of top-notch new tracks too. Download The Migrant – The Hurricane mp3 (from Amerika) Distinguished by a slow blues refrain, handclaps and a mournful vocal, it is one of those tunes that sounds like it has been around forever. Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011