New Video: Kalle Mattson – Avalanche

Kalle Mattson’s video for Avalanche was filmed in one day on a sound stage in Toronto. The video features Mattson faithfully recreating the iconic covers of 35 classic albums that influenced his work including Ramones’ Ramones, Jay Z’s The Blueprint, Elliott Smith’s Figure 8, The Clash’s London Calling and many more. Watch it below. . . Continue reading New Video: Kalle Mattson – Avalanche

Kalle Matson – Avalanche EP

Avalanche, the new EP from Canadian songwriter Kalle Mattson, is set for release  on the 21st August on HOME Music Co. While still firmly anchored in his folk roots, lead single A Long Time Ago is built around a delayed hip hop beat and features plenty of synths as well as a drum machine, and perfectly encapsulates the EP’s themes of anxiety, nostalgia, the past, and the … Continue reading Kalle Matson – Avalanche EP

Kalle Mattson – Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

Ottawa’s Kalle Mattson will release his new album, his third, Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold on the 11th February. The new record embraces the duality of hope and death. It was written in his childhood home in Sault St. Marie and chronicles his return to the place where he began writing songs, and gradually came to terms with the death of his mother five years prior. … Continue reading Kalle Mattson – Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (31st August)

I’m melting. Well I was until earlier today. After one week in the hottest Canarian August in 23 years, my quintessentially English temperature gauge and complexion were pining for a bit of cloud control and a drop in temperature. It was, as I thought, a week spent in whatever shade I could find, book in one hand, Mr Sangria in the other. Large hat and … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (31st August)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Kalle Mattson

Although we’ve been meaning to get round to listening to Kalle Mattson (now a four-piece) for a while, it took a timely reminder from trusty Song by Toad to prod us into action. So with apologies to our friends at Crash Avenue (we should listen to you more often), we gave their new EP Lives In Between a spin. And then another. And another. In fact … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Kalle Mattson