Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Having got back from discovering some of the many delights of Denmark, there were a few songs to catch up on and share. So starting the week with a round-up of ten fine tunes seemed the right way to go… We have just discovered the excellent Cornish sisters Hockeysmith, offering an alluring mix of woozy noise-pop, claustrophobic psychedelic and even a hint of menacing, pulsating disco. Put … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)

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 Rounds ‘Em Up

So we have 200+ songs marked for potential posting sat patiently waiting in our in-box, and a whole host more diligently collected from the nooks and crannies of the web. Time then for a round-up of some of the most deserving of your ears. Without further ado, lets set out our stall with Aussie troubadour Owls of the Swamp’s beautiful and sweetly sorrowful Happiness Is A Sad … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Rounds ‘Em Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

New From Cate Le Bon

We’re loving this first taste from Cate Le Bon’s forthcoming EP release CYRK II, out on 20th August via The Control Group. It follows on from last year’s excellent CYRK album. During the CYRK sessions, back at the beginning of 2011, a grand total of 15 songs were recorded. As they began to form as finished articles they naturally pooled into two camps and CYRK II … Continue reading New From Cate Le Bon

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (10th February)

Bang on the money this week: gin in hand, more snow outside, Andy Williams is playing… You know that feeling (maybe?) that you just want something to dance to that your Dad used to play on vinyl when you were small… I still have the moves, Pops: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, followed by a bit of Moon River. Anyway, enough of that. You … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (10th February)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012

Here are the best of our January posts together with a few tasty new tracks. All in all nearly forty great tunes compiled and neatly presented in one lovely mix. As always, don’t forget to check out all our previous monthly mixes listed in the sidebar on the left. Download Night Genes – Soaring Through The Chromosomes mp3 (from Like The Blood) Infectiously catchy, military folk stomp. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012