Free Festive Treats

Posting our Best of Year lists has meant we’ve missed posting a few Christmas specials, so while it is not (quite) too late, here are some festive treats to brighten up your Christmas dinner… Rebekah Delgado has covered Mad World (Gary Jules had an Xmas no. 1 as we recall a few years ago covering this). Listen below or grab for free from here. a … Continue reading Free Festive Treats

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Despite the end of the year fast approaching, thankfully the quality of new music shows no signs of slowing. Here are the best of our November offerings, together with some tasty new tracks to round off the mix.Over thirty great songs – just right for the roaring fire and the cocoa! Download Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones mp3 (from Keep Away The Dead) Brilliantly judged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

The Morning Birds Are Back

We were big fans of The Morning Birds and their album The Quickening and so we were delighted to get news of their latest release, a six track EP titled Surrender To This (out on January 1st). We were even more delighted to find the trademark honeyed vocals and infectious rhythms were still very much in evidence. Check out our taster track Born To Be Alive, … Continue reading The Morning Birds Are Back

More From The Morning Birds

The Morning Birds album The Quickening has slyly seduced us over the past few days and weeks with its infectious blend of sunny harmonies and groovy rhythms. We posted the lovely Hearts Desire from the album a couple of weeks ago. Now they are giving the title track away as a free download – take the chance to be seduced too. Visit their website here where you can … Continue reading More From The Morning Birds

Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Morning Birds

Tomorrow The Morning Birds will release their second album, The Quickening. It is one of those records that has gradually grown and grown on us and is full of lovely harmonies and rich, warm instrumentation that reminds us of duos like She & Him, but is altogether more joyful and uplifting – these two are what we would have once called hippies, and they are all … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Morning Birds