Haunted Windchimes Prepare Live Album For Release

As you may know The Haunted Windchimes have become favourites of both Mrs M and myself over the past twelve months, making it into our Best of Lists for albums and tracks at the end of 2010. They will be releasing a live album soon with, as they say, all your favourite Windchimes songs, and to tempt us have offered up this short video teaser … Continue reading Haunted Windchimes Prepare Live Album For Release

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 8, Mrs Mackerel

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. So last, but very much not least, is the lovely (though flu-stricken) Mrs … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 8, Mrs Mackerel

Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

So after much deliberation, head scratching, discussion, and more head scratching, we have MM’s favourite albums of 2010. And we choose our words very carefully here, because we would not presume them to be the best, only those that have given us the most pleasure and enjoyment, records that we have returned to again and again, and for whatever reason have captured a moment or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

MM’s Best of the Month: August

Here is our usual round-up of the best songs we’ve posted in August together with a couple of our favourite covers and three new songs to tempt you. Another perfect mix tape we think. Black Angels – Telephone mp3 Gentler psych-pop approach from new album calling to mind classic era Zombies Dreamend – Magnesium Light mp3 Superb psych-folk from the loosely joined and hellish story … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: August

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Haunted Windchimes

We became aware of Haunted Windchimes via an eMusic recommendation and having some credits to use, duly downloaded the album Honey Moonshine as much for the great name and great artwork as anything else. And, boy are we glad we did. It is a wonderful album of authentic, bewitching folk that draws you in and holds you tight. Beautiful harmonies and the traditional topics of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Haunted Windchimes