MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

It’s here! Our countdown of our favourite tracks of 2016 as nominated by MM, Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper and The Italian Job. Part One sees us counting down from 100 to 76. So without further ado…   100 Oldermost – Finally Unsure   99 Slaves – People That You Meet   98 Spoilers – No Pressure   97 Adam Torres – Morning Rain   96 Johnny Dowd – Whiskey Ate … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 100-76

Some New Videos

We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them… We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From … Continue reading Some New Videos

Videos of the Day: Blackbird & The Storm || Crash & The Coots || The Blackwater Fever || Loch Lomond

The video for Blackbird & The Storm’s track Broken Wings was shot on Super 8 last summer in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It perfectly suits the samples of crickets, toads, wind, rain, thunder, lightning, hummingbirds, songbirds and wings-in-flight which are mixed alongside musical instruments and Marie-Juliette Bird’s intoxicating voice. We also have the irreverent and effervescent indie rock of Crash & The Coots and their video for … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Blackbird & The Storm || Crash & The Coots || The Blackwater Fever || Loch Lomond

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (14th September)

This evening, I’m off to take a waltz down to the Ultimate Picture Palace in Oxford East. It promises to be modern affair after the more traditional soiree with the Russians earlier in the week. Better find my ruby red shoes… Sadly, I shall miss the egg throwing competition tonight that kicks off the annual Street Fair, which will be undoubtedly punctuated by the annual … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (14th September)

MM’s Slightly Contrived Easter Mix

It is Easter. I’m using it as an excuse to give you an entirely contrived and slightly spurious soundtrack for that Egg hunt. On the other hand, some cracking tunes to add to your iTunes library. Download The Faith Brothers – The Easter Parade mp3 (from Eventide) Download Easterhouse – Whistling In The Dark mp3 (from Whistling In The Dark 7″) Download Brimstone Howl – Easter At The … Continue reading MM’s Slightly Contrived Easter Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February

Here we are again. A mix of the best tracks we posted in February and a few new ones too. Twenty seven cracking songs to immerse yourself in! Download O’Death – Bugs mp3 (from Outside) Echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too. Download The Whalers – That Rabbit mp3 (from How The Ship Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February

MM’s Best of the Month: November

Here is the best of our November posts, a perfect mix tape to kick off the festive seasons and a nice reminder before we all get immersed in all those end-of-year top tens/twenties/fifties etc. And as always a couple of new ones too. Twenty five great tracks. Enjoy. Download Outer Minds – Until You’re Dead mp3 Pristine nugget of 60s inspired garage rock, twangy rough-cut … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: November