The Gathering – A Playlist

This weekend sees the annual Gathering festival in Oxford – a brilliant event that takes in seven venues around the city and runs from the afternoon into the wee small hours. This year the line up includes such MM luminaries as Local Natives, Drenge, Waxahatchee, Temples, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs, Pyyramids, Port Isla, Wolf Alice, To Kill A King, Cheatahs and a whole host more. … Continue reading The Gathering – A Playlist

Videos of the Day: Cheatahs || LIly & Madeleine || Roadkill Ghost Choir || Pincers

Videos to start the week from Cheatahs and some blurry, blown-out landscapes to accompany the psych-swirl of new single Cut The Grass, and from Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine comes their studio set video for gorgeous single Devil We Know. From Roadkill Ghost Choir we have some stunning cinematography to match the emotional resonance of standout track Beggars Guild from their Quiet Light EP, and lastly the darkly … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Cheatahs || LIly & Madeleine || Roadkill Ghost Choir || Pincers

SXSW Day 4: Ladies Day In Texas

Having now learnt from the previous two days of SXSW (fully creamed up for a start) and the seemingly vastly increased numbers from 2009, I headed straight for The Red Eyed Fly determined at the third attempt to get into a Phosphorescent show…only to be greeted by more lines that stretched way, way into the distance. Having no further wish to baste in the midday … Continue reading SXSW Day 4: Ladies Day In Texas

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012

As might be expected, slightly fewer tunes make up our final monthly mix of the best of the downloads from MM – no panic tho’, the quality of new tunes on offer more than makes up for it. And as always, some new ones for you too means a top banana mix of twenty cracking songs to play in the New Year. The Cheatahs – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012