Some Free Stuff You Need

There has been a little burst of free samplers and downloads hit the web recently and some are very much worth a few moments of your time to check out and get hold of – after all what is there to lose apart from your e-mail privacy? First up is the brilliant Garage Swim compilation, curated under Adult Swim’s Williams Street Records label. It consists of … Continue reading Some Free Stuff You Need

Another Round Up

Here is another collection of just some of the notable new tunes that have come our way recently…we’re still catching up, so expect some more posts like this over the next few days. Kicking off with Nightingale Floors which will be the fifth album from indie duo Rogue Wave. This is the first taste from it, a mighty fine track titled College. . We also … Continue reading Another Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy. Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening) Psychedelia meets proto-punk Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″) 50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Thursday Means Six More Of The Best

Been a little while since we’ve rounded up a few of the best tunes that have found their way into our iTunes library recently. So, here is a great way to kick off your Thursday with six tracks gathered from our in-box and our favourite blogs. First up is the brooding psych-rock of Creepoid and a slow burning track from Horse Heaven called Dream Out. … Continue reading Thursday Means Six More Of The Best

More Videos For Your Perusal And Enjoyment

We seem to be getting overwhelmed by high quality videos at the moment so it would be churlish and not a little selfish of us not to share some of the best with you. Kicking off is the wonderful video for the delicately beautiful Tuck The Darkness In from the Bowerbirds new album The Clearing. a Next we have Cheyenne Marie Mize and a video for her … Continue reading More Videos For Your Perusal And Enjoyment

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Introducing…The Burnt Ones

We came across The Burnt Ones whilst idly trawling the net. While they fit comfortably in to the garage rock genre, they’ve turned up the sleaze-ometer to eleven and specialise in dirty, hook-laden surf rock and heavy doses of 7os glam. The results are wonderful. First we tracked down fuzzy, wall-of-sound guitar onslaught of  Gonna Listen To T Rex (All Night Long) which is the … Continue reading Introducing…The Burnt Ones