2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 3: 60 – 41

Today we reach the halfway mark of our favourite 100 songs of 2012. Here are numbers 60 – 41 for your listening pleasure. You can check out numbers 100 – 81 here and yesterday’s post of 80 – 61 here. And on we go… 60 JAMES LEVY & THE BLOOD RED ROSE – YOU SNEAK INTO MY ROOM A real mellow chill out tune. Reminds … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 3: 60 – 41

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

So then, half way through the year already. Time to take stock and see what the first six months have delivered up in terms of new tunes and bands. We asked some of the regular MM contributors to pick three songs that have particularly struck a chord (sorry) with them in the first part of 2012. Kyle Adem – Brother Follow  Unlike Brains by Lower Dens … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

Free EP From The Lumineers

The Lumineers have been generating a lot of buzz recently following the release of their self-titled debut album earlier this month. As a celebration of the release they are making a four track EP, Tracks From The Attic, available for free from Noisetrade. Their sound is a mix of barnstorming Americana, stomp-and-clap rock and front-porch folk and the EP offers an early glimpse into the … Continue reading Free EP From The Lumineers