Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013. 50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan . 49 The Men – New Moon . 48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 1 50-31)
So this is it, the final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2013… As voted for by MM luminaries: the luminous Mrs Mackerel (Mrs M), the newly teenaged Middle Sprat (MS), Marston’s Mr Big, Chris T Popper (CP), the criminally insane Dr. Roddy (Dr R), and patricide obsessive Polly Pocket (PP). A motley crew it is true, but all united by their love of a … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 25 – 1
I See Hawks In L.A. | The Brasenose Arms, Cropredy | 30 June 2013 There is a classic moment in the Blues Brothers movie where upon being asked what kind of music they usually have playing, the barmaid brightly answers “Oh we got both kinds, we’ve got Country and Western“. And so it was with I See Hawks In L.A. who are in the UK … Continue reading Live Review: I See Hawks In L.A.
Mystery Drug is the title of the new album from southern California’s psychedelic country rockers I See Hawks In L.A. This is their seventh long player and the latest phase of the Hawks journey – mixing serious country credentials with wild lyricism and surreal story telling. There’s slide guitar and fiddle, there’s twang, there’s honky tonk and there’s cowpunk grooves, but above all there’s a … Continue reading New Album From I See Hawks In L.A.
Here are the best of our January posts together with a few tasty new tracks. All in all nearly forty great tunes compiled and neatly presented in one lovely mix. As always, don’t forget to check out all our previous monthly mixes listed in the sidebar on the left. Download Night Genes – Soaring Through The Chromosomes mp3 (from Like The Blood) Infectiously catchy, military folk stomp. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012
I See Hawks in L.A. have released five critically acclaimed albums of classic Americana since they began writing songs in their Echo Park living rooms 11 years ago. The band’s sound layers Southern California psychedelia over acoustic guitars and rich vocal harmonies. Meanwhile, fans have always treasured the Hawks’ acoustic shows, where Rob Waller’s rich voice, the band’s subtle guitar arrangements, and the dark, literate … Continue reading I See Hawks In L.A. Prep Acoustic Album