James Leg – Below The Belt

James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies) is set to release his second proper solo album, Below The Belt, later this summer. It is more blisteringly fierce and sleazy blues distinguished by his trademark gruff howl, mixed with equal measures of bourbon, butane and nicotine. On his new album, the ghosts of Leg’s past haunt these ten tracks. From the rafter-raising gospel cover … Continue reading James Leg – Below The Belt

Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Having got back from discovering some of the many delights of Denmark, there were a few songs to catch up on and share. So starting the week with a round-up of ten fine tunes seemed the right way to go… We have just discovered the excellent Cornish sisters Hockeysmith, offering an alluring mix of woozy noise-pop, claustrophobic psychedelic and even a hint of menacing, pulsating disco. Put … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

MM Shorts 49: More From James Leg

Punk-blues-rock trashman James Leg of The Black Diamond Heavies will be closing out 2011 with a series of live dates – to mark the tour he has made another track from his excellent solo album Solitary Pleasure available for free download. Get the tour dates from his Facebook page here. Download James Leg – Do How You Wanna mp3 (from Solitary Pleasure) Download James Leg – Drowning … Continue reading MM Shorts 49: More From James Leg

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

New solo album from James Leg

James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers), growler, shouter, composer, and Fender Rhodes finger-fucker, of the Black Diamond Heavies, steps out with some friends for more songs of hedonistic excess, crazy-ass women and Southern salvation. On new solo album Solitary Pleasure he is joined by longtime friend Andy Jody on drums and if the slow burn of blistering taster track Drowning In Fire is anything to go … Continue reading New solo album from James Leg