MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 2 Banner

For the second of our ‘guest’ top ten posts we are pleased to welcome the finger-choppin’ Banner to the roster with his first contribution to the end of year best of lists. “It’s been a great year musically and especially as this year I became a dad. I’d like to thank Doctor Roddy and Chris T Popper for their steady supply of CDs this year … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 2 Banner

Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

To celebrate our downloads working again we thought we would re-post our best of the month mix from October – more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and six new ones too. This time you can download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark … Continue reading Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Another month, more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and five new ones too. Download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark side of raw garage punk with touches of organ, violin and xylophone. Download Bare Bones – Hope & Feather … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Freebie 1: The Owsley Brothers New EP

We posted about the marvellous Owsley Brothers a couple of times back in the spring having been completely seduced by their mix of pulsing blues riffs and gothic country. So the good news is that they are back with a new EP titled Pure Lust, which contains five tracks including the fabulous Under the Shade Of A Live Oak, which we have posted before. The … Continue reading Freebie 1: The Owsley Brothers New EP

The Owsley Brothers – Free Album Download

The Owsley Brothers made a big impression on us when we posted about them back in March with their excellent mix of gothic folk tales and authentic blues licks. The good news is you can now get their album Separated At Birth completely free from their Last FM page. If you need convincing try another track from the album below, or head straight over here … Continue reading The Owsley Brothers – Free Album Download

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Introducing…The Owsley Brothers

Just like MM faves The Howling Owls, The Owsley Brothers hail from Florida. They sent us a couple of tunes from their forthcoming album Separated At Birth, which is out in April. And what a pair of tunes they were. Under The Shade Of A Live Oak Tree grabbed us by the short and curlies and squeezed from the very first listen. A slow, pulsing blues … Continue reading Introducing…The Owsley Brothers