Posts Tagged ‘Deadline Shakes’

New Single From The Deadline Shakes

Phonecalls In The Bath is the new single from Deadline Shakes, out on the 28th June via Flowers In The Dustbin records.

It starts as sweetly yearning, meandering indie-folk before shaking off the shackles half way through and galloping into country-tinged power-pop territory with infectious harmonies that nod to Phil Spector and the Beach Boys.

Pretty sure you won’t hear anything more charming or smarter today…Pre-order via Bandcamp here.


The Deadline Shakes will release their new single Slipping From Your Heart on the 10th November.

It is an indie showstopper that somehow seems to steal, magpie like, from every preceding decade of rock’n’roll and every single mainstream genre from bombastic rock to disco via glam, and still manage to come up with something as fresh sounding as it is retro.

We like it more with each play, but it is a weird old mix! Have a listen.


Round Up Time Again - Part 2

Once again the in-box overfloweth with sounds to share (especially once we’d consigned all the crappy remixes and dancefloor bangers to the trash folder) – so delve in to this lucky thirteen smorgasbord of audio delights.

Inspired by the beautiful snowy winters and post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh, PA, Arlo Aldo have created a new twist on American alt-folk, with mellow tempos and lilting harmonies layered on top of finger picked guitar and cathedral-like organ. New album Zelie will be released on the 5th February – recommended for fans of Low, Dirty Three, Wilco, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Magnolia Electric Company.


The Deadline Shakes have featured on MM a couple of times in the past and their latest single Boy is another excellent example of their blend of chiming countrified indie-rock and power-pop leanings – think Big Star trapped in a lift with the Beach Boys


Fire Records are releasing Bardo Pond’s 2006 release Ticket Crystals on vinyl for the first time (out 18th March). A classic of psychedelic space-rock – this is their version of the Beatles’ Cry Baby Cry from the record.

Download Bardo Pond – Cry Baby Cry mp3 (from Ticket Crystals)

Jack James is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Glasgow and has released a steady stream of albums through his Bandcamp website. His latest album, Is That The Rain On, much like previous endeavours, was recorded raw and as close to the first take as possible. This is Three Names from it, a brooding slice of dark folk (click through to download for free).


Named after his beloved golden retriever, Gracie began as the alter ego of one-man electronic garage rocker Andrew Theodore Balasia. Gracie’s songs range between sexy and meditative and capture the familiar dichotomy of joy tiptoeing with fucked-up-ness. Click through to download the gritty swagger of lead single Habits from his third EP Bleeder out on Small Plates on 12th March.


Toronto’s Wildlife deal in elaborate, hook-laden indie rock and Born To Ruin is the first single from forthcoming album …On The Heart (Feb 26th).


The soulful Up Against The Wall is the first single from Fiction Family’s new album Fiction Family Reunion, which sees a release today on Rock Ridge Music. It is a masterclass in idiosyncratic folk flavour, classic pop arrangements, and expertly etched songcraft.


Farewell JR’s debut EP Health will be released on 11th March via Talking Shop Records. A collection of emotive songs that grow from sparse guitar picked melodies that recall early days Bon Iver, through to grand melodies and orchestral arrangements more reminiscent of Arcade Fire. Grab yourself Night Wolves from the EP.


The Bad Joke That Ended Well’s self titled album is the first release on Stolen Body Records –  a fierce excursion in to the world of psych-blues and rock, it can be downloaded via Bandcamp for free or a physical copy purchased for £10. Try the full blown garage-punk carnage of I’m Not There.


Sukh is a young folk tinged singer songwriter from Manchester. A doctor by day, he avoids the moroseness beloved by the majority and instead offers a jaunty brand of chamber folk – every bit as warm, charming and graceful as the works akin to Sufjan / Cat Stevens, with an upbeat tempo. Have a listen to Kings.


Any band description that starts “Imagine the Bee Gees if they were really poor and on crack…” gets our interest, and Rohypnotise deliver in spades with their brand of reverby dream-pop that abounds on debut double A side single Fade To Grey / Gamma Rays.


Jagjaguwar will release the second full-length studio album by Wolf People, Fain, on April 30th (29th in the UK). The album draws on more traditional English and Scottish folk melodies than anything they’ve done before, but not straying from the drop-out fuzz-rock route they’ve made their own.


Laura Stevenson & The Cans will release new album Wheel on the 23rd April. First taste comes with Runner, appropriately enough a galloping, breathless slice of folk-pop.

Mad Mackerel's Best of November 2012

Even though Christmas is looming and the deluge of end-of-year best of lists are starting to appear on the horizon, November still gave us plenty of cracking new tunes to enjoy. Here are our pick of the best of the downloads from November’s posts, together with a few newbies to tickle the earbuds too. Dive in.

Download Crushed Out – Push Down & Twist mp3 (from Want To Give)
Primal surf-garage rock’n’roll.

Download Split Screens – Born mp3 (from Split Screens EP)
Subtle psychedelia with an expansive feel, dense layers and dream-like croon.

Download D.B. Rouse – Love Is A Mexican Wrestling Match mp3 (from Vaudeville Routine)
Beautifully judged folk melancholia with lyrics that mix the everyday with the surreal.

Download Harriet – No Way Out mp3
Straddles the line between classic Americana songs and the sonic experimentation of electronic music.

Space Wolves – 6th Street
Mix of garage, surf and pop in a similar vein as The Babies.


Indian Jewelry – Eva Cherie
Taps into the primordial consciousness through dissonance and drone, with fractured melodies, white noise, and tribal energy.


Linfinity – Red Nation Waltz
Uptempo blend of indie folk.


Download Raymond Byron & The White Freighter – Little Death Shaker mp3 (from The Muse November Sampler)
Gauzy harmonies and sparse, buzzing guitar riffs that combine to create something dark, dreamy and imperfectly pretty.

Download Denison Witmer – In Your Hands mp3 (from Insound Digital Mixtape- November ’12)
As authentic a slice of dusty highway Americana as you’re likely to find anywhere.

Download The Winter Sounds – The Sun Also Rises mp3 (from Runner)
Frenetic, anthemic, catchy, and smart 80s inspired indie-pop.

Download Jacob Morris – Wet Cigarette mp3 (from Moths)
Jaunty, folk-inflected, psychedelic pop.

Widowspeak – Ballad Of The Golden Hour
Mazzy Star style jangle and psych-folk, given an uneasy twist that makes this a real gem


Downloads Joshua James – Queen Of The City mp3 (from From The Top Of Williamette Mountain)
First taste of singer-songwriter’s much anticipated new album.

Download The Dead Heads – When I’m Dead mp3 (from Go Ape Shit!)
Eclectc mix of 60s hippie flip to 90s scrungy grunge with a bit of shoegazey pyrotechnics and a dab of drone too.

Download The Merry Go Round – Yayaya mp3 (from Yayaya)
Energetic, no-frills swampy, sleazy blues and psychedelia.

Download Woollen Kits – Be You mp3 (from Four Girls)
Effortlessly channels the proto-punk sounds of Detroit and classic garage rock.

Download Black Market Karma – Jingle mp3 (from Easy Listening)
Hypnotic and pulsating space rock.

Red River Dialect – Dawns Man
Muscular, rolling bass lines and echoes of classic footstomping British sea shanties, twisting sinewy guitars and the fluid, hypnotic rhythms of the African desert, rockabilly twang and shimmering indie-style guitars. Brilliant.


Download Big Harp – You Can’t Save ‘Em All mp3 (from Chain Letters)
A song of pained apathy built on a foundation of crackling fuzz bass, angular electric guitars and keyboards.a

The Deadline Shakes – Don’t You Be Too Cool
New single from Glasgow based indie-rockers that ticks all the right boxes. Fizzy.


Algernon Doll – Son Of A Gun, Brother To None
Another taste from an album of off-kilter, deeply personal folk.


The Grand Prospect – Evelina
As good a slice of alt-country / Americana as you’re likely to come across in many a sunlit filled evening rocking on the back-porch.


Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell – Don’t You Take It Too Bad
Top notch Townes Van Zandt cover – click through to download for free.


And to finish off we have The Longwalls stalking a line between noisy post-pop and twang with new tune Kowloon, which is the title track from a new 8 track EP. Then there is another taste from Theatre Royal’s forthcoming album At The End Of A River, The Sea… in the shape of prophetic track Will England Rain Itself Dry? The Pinery Boy is brilliant roadhouse honky-tonk inspired Americana from The Emperors Of Wyoming, and lastly Golden Void have offered up this free download of their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s 1983.

(Click through to download for free)

MM Shorts 269: New Free Single From The Deadline Shakes.

Following hot on the heels of Glasgow based band The Deadline Shakes’ debut single Sweeten The Deal comes a new free single Don’t You Be Too Cool, out today as a free download via Bandcamp.


MM Shorts 206: The Deadline Shakes.

Sweeten The Deal is the debut release from The Deadline Shakes. They are a Glasgow based band who have played only a handful of gigs. There are no reviews. But don’t let that put you off. Because from first listen what is immediately apparent is that this band have an abundant gift for melody.

The download single is out 5th November. Have a listen.