MM Shorts 919: Cat Meat

It has been a while since we’ve heard from Americana four-piece Cat Meat and so it was a welcome surprise to get details of a new track, Caught By The Richochet in our in-box. It is a mid-tempo slice of alt-Country with just the right amount of longing and regret. I recalled you in these four walls When pollen swelled my eyes The morning light on ivory … Continue reading MM Shorts 919: Cat Meat

Cat Meat’s Free Country Covers EP

It might almost be Christmas Eve, but this was too good not to tell you about. Cat Meat have released a free EP of country music covers via Bandcamp including their takes on songs by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Willis Alan Ramsey. Check out their version of If Drinking Don’t Kill Me below or simply click through to get the whole EP for nothing… … Continue reading Cat Meat’s Free Country Covers EP

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)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2013

A brilliant month for new music means a mix of more than 35 tracks compiled for you in our selection of our favourite downloads from July’s posts. And, as always, a few brand new tunes to round the collection off. They’re all yours…and check out all the other Best of the Month mixes using the sidebar links too. SNØFFELTØFFS – Pretty Girl Storming garage punk. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2013

New Free EP From Cat Meat

The marvellously named Cat Meat have made a new four track digital EP, Scarlet Belle, available for free via their Bandcamp page. Despite the connotations conjured up by the name, the band actually play an exquisite blend of sorrowful folk and alt-country, expertly utilising guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica, violin and musical saw in ways that call to mind Sparklehorse, Wilco and the ghosts of long-gone … Continue reading New Free EP From Cat Meat