o’death To Release Out Of Hands We Go

The marvellous o’death are back with a new album of fiery, gothic-tinged folk and bluegrass that is as authentic as the Appalachians from which they could be hewn. Having been away for a couple of years, Out Of Hands We Go brings a wonderfully refreshing contrast to the plethora of faux traditionalists that have sprung up like weeds in their absence. This is intense, spine-tingling stuff, adventurous … Continue reading o’death To Release Out Of Hands We Go

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

Scottish Kate is a great friend of this blog and has often offered her (sometimes pithy) opinions on the world of music – and very good taste she has too. She also runs the always excellent (sometimes pithy), and often provocative blog A Burdz Eye View for all things Scottish (of course), political and musical. Here are her aural selections for 2011. The Burd’s Best … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

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

New from O’Death

Unique NY folk-rockers O’Death are back with their third album Outside. Despite some really difficult personal times for the band, they’ve kept going, and if advance track Bugs is anything to go by, we should be grateful they did. There are echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too. A pleasure! Outside sees … Continue reading New from O’Death

Check out our new site…for writers

Being laid up on a week’s bed rest means at we’ve at least managed to finally get our longstanding idea for a blog/website for wannabe writers up and running. Roundthecampfire.wordpress.com is a new idea where we regularly give you a couple of titles, and you use that stimulus and your imagination to write something. You can write whatever you like, in any genre and any … Continue reading Check out our new site…for writers