Another From Orpheum Bell

Orpheum Bell have become our favourite ‘Country & Eastern’ artists! They deftly and elegantly mix classic Americana with gypsy rhythms plucked from travelling carnivals and vaudeville sideshows to create something that is in equal parts melancholic, seductive and sometimes a little bit dangerous. We’ve already posted two tracks from their latest album The Old Sisters’ Home and here is a third, the ukelele led Whatever Shines So … Continue reading Another From Orpheum Bell

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

More From Orpheum Bell

We recently posted Orpheum Bell’s track Poor Laetitia, describing it as Gypsy Americana or Country & Eastern music. It came from their scheduled new album The Old Sister’s Home, due May 8th and the band have made a new song available for free download. Daddy’s Crying is, as you might expect, a melancholy lament accompanied by suitcase pump organ, shepherd harp, oboe, violin and french horn. Over … Continue reading More From Orpheum Bell

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

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Orpheum Bell

Defining and describing the sound of Orpheum Bell is a tricky task. There is some Eastern European folk in there for sure, but equally they have a classic Country thing going on too. Country & Eastern? Gypsy Americana perhaps? Whatever, these are mere labels. What matters is the music and on new album The Old Sisters’ Home,  their particular blend is a heady, intoxicating brew … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Orpheum Bell