Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2012

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Kicking us off is Polly Pocket… This has been the hardest year ever to pick the best of – it has been a cracking year for top tunes but here goes….. 30. Sinead O’Connor – The Wolf Is … Continue reading Polly Pocket’s Top Songs Of 2012

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Another crackerjack month of new tunes on MM, all lovingly compiled and packaged up for you in one sweet playlist ready to download. Here are 33 of our favourite tracks from our May postings and 6 new songs too. No need to thank us. Download Virals – Gloria mp3 (from Coming Up With The Sun EP) Shines bright with an insanely hooky vocal and charged guitar riffs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Dubious Ranger Release Found Recordings From The Panda Valley Mining Company c.1931

We’ve already posted about Dubious Ranger’s new album Found Recordings From The Panda Valley Mining Company c.1931, and the record was officially released earlier this week. It is a wonderfully diverse and eclectic mix of tunes and influences that never once crowds out or overwhelms the top-notch songwriting that sits proudly at the heart of this album. To celebrate, here is a third track from it, the gloriously … Continue reading Dubious Ranger Release Found Recordings From The Panda Valley Mining Company c.1931

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

So we exit April, which true to form turned out to be wetter than a Mackerel’s handshake. No matter, banish the blues with this scorching mix of some of the best downloads we offered in the month, plus a few new ones to get to know and love too. Download Alexander Tucker – Window Sill mp3 (from Third Mouth) Minimalist string arrangements with electronic manipulations … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

Introducing >>> Dubious Ranger

Dubious Ranger began as a band name concocted by classical pianist Alexander Eccles. As a band name warrants a band, he took the plunge and formed a peculiar brand of art-rock based in his hometown of San Francisco. Dubious Rangerʼs newest album, Found Recordings From The Panda Valley Mining Company c.1931, sounds like a blend of Tom Waits and Beck and is a creative collaboration between … Continue reading Introducing >>> Dubious Ranger