Wednesday Means Eight of the Best

Here is our round-up of the best new tracks and releases we’ve collected from our in-box, our favourite blogs and the internet. This time we have the the sultry and gently hypnotic folk of Cate Le Bon, the raucous, boozy new track from John McCauley’s latest roots supergroup Diamond Rugs, the brilliantly hypnotic and menacing track from experimental folksters Lower Dens, more enchantment and swirling, celestial … Continue reading Wednesday Means Eight of the Best

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

The Villagers Live

So last night it was off to Oxford to see recent Mercury Prize nominees The Villagers supported by Cate Le Bon. I was accompanied by major-league Villagers fan Stu, so was hoping that expectations would be met… We only managed to catch the end of Cate Le Bon’s set (on at a ridiculously early 7.30pm), but what we heard was enough to make us wish … Continue reading The Villagers Live