Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is the latest round up of our favourite new releases of the past week gathered from our in-box and the internet. We have the return of psych-rock heavyweights Moon Duo, a Beatles cover from Yuck and new offerings from Foxygen, Methyl Ethel, Duke Garwood and Surfer Blood. Breast Massage is a Nashville supergroup of sorts featuring members of JEFF The Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet and King Karl and … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Video: Duke Garwood – Disco Lights

Duke Garwood’s soulful, stripped-bare sound has been receiving much acclaim for his fifth album Heavy Love, his first for Heavenly Recordings. The word looks set to continue to spread with new single Disco Lights, which has had an appropriately psychedelic treatment for the video. Watch it here. . Continue reading New Video: Duke Garwood – Disco Lights

Live Review: Wooden Wand

Wooden Wand || Café Oto, Hackney  || 29 June 2012 Review by Chris T Popper Ever since I knew Wooden Wand was touring our little island again I have been in a state of high anticipation… mixed in with a sizeable chunk of excitement. In February 2011, Dr Roddy and myself were lucky enough to interview and have a couple of ‘sharpeners’ with James Jackson Toth … Continue reading Live Review: Wooden Wand

Wooden Wand & Duke Garwood Record Store Day Exclusive

Bringing together the dirty British blues of Duke Garwood and Wooden Wand’s Kentucky-laced country rock, Fire Records are releasing a special split 12″ for Record Store Day. As anyone who has read MM for any length of time will know, we are huge fans of Mr Wand, a genius songwriter and thoroughbred storyteller and we have featured the sparse, spooked our blues of Duke Garwood … Continue reading Wooden Wand & Duke Garwood Record Store Day Exclusive

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Here is our regular round up of the best of January’s posts plus a couple of new tracks for your listening pleasure – all beautifully designed to make one perfect mixtape. Download Wooden Wand – The DNR Waltz mp3 More classic down-tempo folk from greatly underrated MM fave. Download Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? mp3 Riff-heavy, mean-assed cover which brilliantly captures the double-edged viciousness … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

More from Duke Garwood, new album released tomorrow

London bluesman, Duke Garwood is set to release Dreamboatsafari, his first release for Fire Records, tomorrow. We’ve already given you Jesus Got A Gun and now we have another offering of sparse folk-blues for you in the shape of the skeletal and unsettling Summer Gold. Download Duke Garwood – Summer Gold mp3 (from Dreamboatsafari) Download Duke Garwood – Jesus Got A Gun mp3 (from Dreamboatsafari) Continue reading More from Duke Garwood, new album released tomorrow

MM’s Best of the Month: December

Despite all the ‘best of’ lists, the top tens/twenties/fifties/one hundreds etc. and all the Christmas songs too, there has still been a cracking amount of new releases in December as well. So lest you missed out, here is our monthly round-up of the best tunes we’ve posted in December and, as always, a couple of new ones too. That’s the New Year’s Eve mixtape sorted … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: December

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Duke Garwood

Master bluesmen are probably pretty thin on the ground in South London, but it is down there, amidst the grey arterial routes, Victorian terraces and leafy parks that Duke Garwood makes his home. Garwood’s new album, Dreamboatsafari sees him expanding on the spacious, dusty room blues found on previous albums Emerald Palace and The Sand That Falls. The genesis of this LP came when Garwood was … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Duke Garwood