Videos of the Day: The Scintillas || Harry George Johns || Ride Into The Sun || Straw Bear

Here is an animated video of eggs committing various murders and other violent acts to the tune of The Scintillas Say What You Like. We also have Harry George Johns’ new video for Tie Your Own Noose featuring a street preacher having a revelation of his own, and some classic space-rock psychedelia with accompanying b&w movie monsters from Ride Into The Sun. Lastly watch the video … Continue reading Videos of the Day: The Scintillas || Harry George Johns || Ride Into The Sun || Straw Bear

MM’s 5:1 Interview No 7: Harry George Johns

The last few months have not been good for Harry George Johns. On his Bandcamp page a few sparse words sum it up: “Winter 2011. I had an actual breakdown. Homeless, jobless, girlfriendless; I stayed on my friends’ sofa and borrowed food and some microphones and made Post-Breakdown Blues” And so he did. Opening with Drink Myself To Sleep and closing with the stunning Hospital Blues, the scene … Continue reading MM’s 5:1 Interview No 7: Harry George Johns

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

So, all things considered January got off to a rip-roaring start where new tunes are concerned. Here is our selection of our best of the month’s downloads (27 in all) and a few new tunes too – more than 30 to pick from, so blow those January blues away with these babies. Prissy Clerks – Bruise or Be Bruised Mix of fuzzed up punk and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

Harry George Johns – Post-Breakdown Blues

Post-Breakdown Blues the new mini-album from Leeds-based musician (and ex Dinosaur Pile-Up member) Harry George Johns, is an incredibly personal diary of a dark and desperate time. As Winter 2011 was in full flow, Harry found himself confronting issues such as mental illness, heartbreak and homelessness. He stayed on a mate’s floor with a laptop and a few microphones, and inspired by this dark time, Harry wrote … Continue reading Harry George Johns – Post-Breakdown Blues