Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our regular feature of songs you really should have wrapped your ears around in the past seven days…this week has a bumper crop of eight cracking new tunes. 1. Father John Misty – Bored In The USA 2. The Decemberists – Make You Better 3. The Dodos – Competition 4. Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool 5. The Districts – 4th And … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Carrying on from where we left off yesterday… 30 Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen Download Josh T Pearson – Woman When I’ve Raised Hell…(Alternative Version) mp3 a 29 Real Estate – Days Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days) Download Real Estate – It’s Real mp3 (from Days) a 28 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest Download Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 5 Barry-Sean

Next to share their favourites of the year is part man part canine Barry-Sean… What a fantastic year for music this has been for me. I don’t just mean for music that has been produced this year but more about the music that I’ve discovered from previous years (or, more accurately in most cases, music that has been discovered for me). And, because I’ve spent … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 5 Barry-Sean

The Decemberists: Live Review

Fresh off the back of the acclaim and success of latest album The King Is Dead, The Decemberists headed into our neck of the woods this week to play a short series of live dates. Birmingham HMV Institute is a good fit for the band, it is an old and beautiful historical building with many tales to tell – the intelligent, literate (and often historical) … Continue reading The Decemberists: Live Review