Friday Round Up

So many tunes to share – time for another Round Up just in time for the weekend. All pre-screened for your guaranteed listening pleasure. So away we go… Easing us in gently is some ethereal folk from Owls of the Swamp and the gentle Shapeshifter is a perfect introduction to forthcoming album Atlas. . At the other end of the noise spectrum we have aggressive … Continue reading Friday Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 1)

We’ve been a bit tardy with our round ups of the Best of the Month downloads on MM, and so we have a bumper three month collection for you before the countdown begins on Monday for our favourite 100 tracks and 50 albums of the year. So without further ado…here is Part 1 of the pick of the downloads from September to November…and as usual, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 1)

MM Shorts 472: Owls Of The Swamp

Ghostflake is the second (and last) in a small series of b-sides released this year from Owls of the Swamp (the indie folk project of Australian singer-songwriter, Pete Uhlenbruch), currently recording his third album in Iceland and UK (due for release in 2014). The track is a brief departure from his usual guitar-picking sound. Driven instead by warm antique pianos and a collection of vintage … Continue reading MM Shorts 472: Owls Of The Swamp

Mad Mackerel Rounds ‘Em Up

So we have 200+ songs marked for potential posting sat patiently waiting in our in-box, and a whole host more diligently collected from the nooks and crannies of the web. Time then for a round-up of some of the most deserving of your ears. Without further ado, lets set out our stall with Aussie troubadour Owls of the Swamp’s beautiful and sweetly sorrowful Happiness Is A Sad … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Rounds ‘Em Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: April 2013

Better late than never, here is our monthly round-up of the best of our April downloads together with a handful of brand new tracks. More than twenty songs especially prepared for you to put together an eclectic and appealing mix to impress all your friends and bore your boring work colleagues. Enjoy! Wild Wild Wets – Criminal Blue Tripped out, freaked out, psych pop. . Hey … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: April 2013

Introducing >>> Owls Of The Swamp

Firstly, a great name. We have a strange fondness for bands with Owls in their title, and Owls Of The Swamp don’t disappoint on any level. In truth it is the atmospheric indie-folk project of Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Pete Uhlenbruch. Following the release of 2011’s much vaunted Go With River album, he has returned with a gorgeous new single, The Hypnotist which tells the … Continue reading Introducing >>> Owls Of The Swamp