Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

To celebrate our downloads working again we thought we would re-post our best of the month mix from October – more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and six new ones too. This time you can download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark … Continue reading Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Another month, more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and five new ones too. Download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark side of raw garage punk with touches of organ, violin and xylophone. Download Bare Bones – Hope & Feather … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

MM’s Best of the Month: July

Here we are again. A round up of our favourite postings of the month. Twenty one outstanding songs from July plus three new ones to make the perfect mix tape. From folk to garage to stoner rock and summer pop it is all here for you. Download, burn to CD, play – groove! 1) Sharon Van Etten – Love More mp3 A slow burning, mesmerising … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: July

New from Minks

Following the pretty rapturous reception Minks received for their debut single Funeral Song, which was one of our most popular downloads, they are back with a second release on Captured Tracks. Ophelia is less Cure-like than its predecessor. It is more reflective and strays into dreamy 4AD territory this time without ever sacrificing the rhythm and soul of the song. They have a debut album … Continue reading New from Minks

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

The Minks make MM all nostalgic

Listening to Brooklyn’s The Minks forthcoming single Funeral Song (out on Captured Tracks later this month, with an album due in September) is like going back in time to the goth tinged indie glory days of The Cure, The Bunnymen et al. Even the hair is the same. Funeral Song (an appropriately gloomy title) has a vintage Cure bassline, icy synths and shadowy, sombre lyrics about … Continue reading The Minks make MM all nostalgic