Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012

As might be expected, slightly fewer tunes make up our final monthly mix of the best of the downloads from MM – no panic tho’, the quality of new tunes on offer more than makes up for it. And as always, some new ones for you too means a top banana mix of twenty cracking songs to play in the New Year. The Cheatahs – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2012

Fires Return

We posted about the nihilistic world view of Fires back in June with news of their EP Echo Sounds. Angels In The Dark is a new five track EP that we are glad to report carries on that exact same approach – imagine the scuzz-rock blitzkrieg of Butthole Surfers, combined with the melody and songcraft of Urge Overkill and you might be getting close. Whatever it is, … Continue reading Fires Return

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

New EP From Fires

Nashville alt-rockers Fires’ latest self-released EP, Echo Sounds, is now available. Brothers Danny and Ryan Nicoletto formed Fires in 2010. That year, they released the EP Angels in the Dark, and after playing live, a raw, aggressive rock sound emerged. When recording Echo Sounds, the band wanted to deliver this newly developed sound and the title reflects an underlying, almost creepy, feel that Fires set out … Continue reading New EP From Fires