Mirel Wagner – Oak Tree

For one reason and another we were unable to create the time to see Mirel Wagner at the Great Escape, which was perhaps the single biggest disappointment for us of the whole weekend scheduling. Even more so, now we’ve heard Oak Tree, the first taste from her forthcoming album for Sub Pop, the brilliantly and ominously titled When The Cellar Children See The Light Of … Continue reading Mirel Wagner – Oak Tree

We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Today, Chris T Popper and I are heading south to Brighton and our first visit to the Great Escape festival. There are a whole host of bands we’re looking forward to seeing, from the South American punk-pop of Las Kellies, the angst of Gambles, the spectral folk of Mirel Wagner and the junkyard blues of the Amazing Snakeheads, to the stoned slacker indie of Dune Rats and the … Continue reading We’re Heading to the Great Escape…A Playlist

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy. Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening) Psychedelia meets proto-punk Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″) 50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Another From Mirel Wagner

It seems a happy coincidence that having just eulogised about our discovery of Finnish lo-fi Americana artist Einar Lind, posted earlier today with copious references to dark Finnish chantreuse Mirel Wagner that she in turn should make another track available from her own remarkable self-titled debut album. Here then is The Road, another cheery tale of death, sparsely plucked and whispered and coming across like a … Continue reading Another From Mirel Wagner

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Musically, the year is starting to really kick into gear now and February saw lots of top quality tunes hit the web. Here is our pick of the best of last month’s posts along with four brand, spanking new tracks for you to download, sample and treasure. All in all over thirty great songs in one great mix. Download Hoots & Hellmouth – Why Would You … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Introducing…Mirel Wagner

Ethiopian born, but raised in Finland, singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner has picked up some very decent reviews recently for the re-issue of last year’s self-titled debut album and mentions of it being world-weary, doom-laden, sparse and skeletal was more than enough for us to check out her Soundcloud page for a listen. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. These are desolate, cracked songs of the soul. Songs of tragedy, … Continue reading Introducing…Mirel Wagner