CEREMONY – Turn Away The Bad Thing

After four years, Californian punks CEREMONY are back with a new album, In The Spirit World Now. The album explores some pretty amorphous lyrical territory about arrested development, botched relationships, and the never-ending hamster wheel of self-destruction so many creative people succumb to – it’s out on the 23rd August,  but for now content yourself with a pretty fine lead single, Turn Away The Bad Thing. … Continue reading CEREMONY – Turn Away The Bad Thing

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

  Here we are again – a massive free mix containing the cream of last month’s posts, a couple of new tunes and, all in all, an eclectic set of top quality tunes to kick off the onset of autumn for you. From folk to garage, from country to psychedelia and from originals to covers, there is a multifaceted, multifarious, heterogeneous, assorted miscellaney of delights for … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

Round Up Time Again

What with being out at No Direction Home and away with the day job, a whole host of songs have come and gone without us posting them, so we’re remedying that oversight now with this round up of the best from our in-box and around the web. We have the anthemic Mrs Magician who released their debut album Strange Heaven a couple of months ago. … Continue reading Round Up Time Again

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Musically, the year is starting to really kick into gear now and February saw lots of top quality tunes hit the web. Here is our pick of the best of last month’s posts along with four brand, spanking new tracks for you to download, sample and treasure. All in all over thirty great songs in one great mix. Download Hoots & Hellmouth – Why Would You … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

MM Shorts 103: Ceremony

Ceremony are fast becoming one of our favourite new bands. They are proper punk as our friend Rob would say back at the beginning of the 80s. They are loud, fast, uncompromising, but with tunes you’d want to hear more than once. And so it is with new release, the searing Adult from forthcoming album Zoo (out on the uniformly excellent Matador label on 6th March). … Continue reading MM Shorts 103: Ceremony

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

New Year Round Up

Here is a quick and dirty round up of some of the new tracks starting to circulate the web and on some of our favourite blogs. A chance to pick up any you might have missed… We have some very tasty surf infused pop from Vivian Girl Katy Goodman’s side project Le Sera, a second taste from Of Montreal’s imminent new album, some viciously uncompromising … Continue reading New Year Round Up