Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums¬†of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love . Avers – Empty Light . Dan Baker – Pistol In … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever. Anyway, with a bit … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Dan Baker – Pistol In My Pocket

We have just discovered Dan Baker’s album Pistol In My Pocket. It is a marvellous collection of skeletal, tortured alt-country and folk that tells tales of the wounded and the damaged with songs of betrayal and revenge as well as songs of love-lost and love-regained. And all delivered with¬†Baker’s mix of wavering, unforgiving howls and whispered confessionals. Released last year, there is always one record … Continue reading Dan Baker – Pistol In My Pocket