Caitlin Rose Announces New Album

Caitlin Rose has announced details of the follow-up to her stunning 2010 debut album Own Side Now. The Stand-In will be released on the 25th February via Names Records. The opening track from the album, the warm and rousing No One To Call is streaming for your undoubted listening pleasure below. To mark the release of The Stand-In, Caitlin will be playing four UK headline … Continue reading Caitlin Rose Announces New Album

Videos of the Day: Nick Lowe Covers

Lowe Country presents 13 artists–most of them up-and-coming and/or left-of-center–interpreting songs from Nick Lowe’s 4½-decade career. They are the leading lights of a new generation of artists who use classic country music as a springboard for their unique musical explorations. Have a watch…Buy here. a a a a Continue reading Videos of the Day: Nick Lowe Covers

Christmas Post 3: Caitlin Rose

You Never Come Home For Christmas comes from Caitlin Rose’s Columbia Hotel EP, originally a bonus offering with her wonderful Own Side Now album that was exclusive to Rough Trade. The track features Keegan De Witt and is classic bittersweet country marked as always by her stunning vocal phrasing and crystal clear voice. One to nurse a single malt to after everyone has gone to … Continue reading Christmas Post 3: Caitlin Rose

Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Today Barry-Sean and I head off, pop up tents in tow, to the marvellous End of the Road festival in lovely Dorset. Once again sold out, last year’s inaugural trip turned into the best festival visit we’ve ever had, and we’re looking forward to more of the same over the next few days. Even the weather forecast is good! Once again we have a huge … Continue reading Free End of the Road Festival Mix

More Truck Festival Pictures

MM wasn’t the only one snapping pictures from Truck Festival this year. Here are a selection from Moo, our own mini Mad Mackerel. a Download Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep mp3 (from Losing Sleep) Download Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding mp3 (from Dead Flowers EP) Download Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues mp3 (from Harlem River Blues) Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3 (from The Woods EP) Download … Continue reading More Truck Festival Pictures

Truck Festival – In Pictures

The sun shone, the bands played, and, as ever, a good time was had by all. Roll on Truck Festival 2012. Download Richmond Fontaine – The Boyfriends mp3 (from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun) Download Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding mp3 (from Little Death) Download … Continue reading Truck Festival – In Pictures

Truck Festival – Free Download Mix

Tomorrow sees the start of the marvellous Truck Festival near Oxford. We went last year and had a brilliant time and are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s event where the line-up includes Gruff Rhys, Graham Coxon, Saint Etienne, John Grant, The Young Knives, Edwyn Collins, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Duke & The King, Tunng, Justin Townes Earle, Alessi’s Ark, Sea Of Bees, Pete & … Continue reading Truck Festival – Free Download Mix

New Single & Video from Caitlin Rose

Caitlin Rose was one of the country/folk breakthrough acts of 2010 with her brilliant album Own Side Now which picked up plenty of plaudits and awards in the annual end-of-year best-of round-ups. She has released a new single, with accompanying video, from the album. Own Side mirrors Caitlin’s wish that “simple songs needing simple sounds” and from its humble acoustic openings it morphs into a … Continue reading New Single & Video from Caitlin Rose

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Time for our fourth instalment, the meandering mind of Barry-Sean… Hmmmmmm! A few … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Live: Caitlin Rose & Deer Tick

It was to the very intimate venue of Taylor John’s House in Coventry last night (stupidly without my camera, so the above is nicked for artistic merit and aesthetic pleasure and nothing else) to see Caitlin Rose and MM faves Deer Tick play the latest leg of their short UK tour. Holding barely more than 100 people and feeling more like a front room dropped … Continue reading Live: Caitlin Rose & Deer Tick