Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Oh yes, it is that time again. Here is a round up of the very best of what we posted in July, plus a couple of new ones to add to the mix. Enjoy. Download Dennis Hopper Choppers – Good To Me mp3 (from Be Ready) Morricone inspired spaghetti western feel and Tijuana style horns combine to give an authentic dusty desert twang. BTW: Whichever knob alleged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

New from Pepper Rabbit

We’ve posted about the much under-rated psych-pop-folk of Pepper Rabbit in the past, and we’re hoping that their forthcoming new album Red Velvet Snow Ball will get them much more of the attention they surely deserve. We have a couple of tasters from the record for you. Murder Room (via Stereogum) is a cracker, the dark undertone takes its time to bubble to the surface before dragging … Continue reading New from Pepper Rabbit

Latest Releases: Round Up

Despite not being half way through January yet, we’re already being overwhelmed with good stuff to share. So in a typical ‘blogger’s cheat’, here is a round-up of some of the excellent songs that have come our way and deserve far more than the arbitrary couple of lines we’re giving them. First up is the welcome return of Pete & The Pirates who made their … Continue reading Latest Releases: Round Up

MM’s Best of the Month: August

Here is our usual round-up of the best songs we’ve posted in August together with a couple of our favourite covers and three new songs to tempt you. Another perfect mix tape we think. Black Angels – Telephone mp3 Gentler psych-pop approach from new album calling to mind classic era Zombies Dreamend – Magnesium Light mp3 Superb psych-folk from the loosely joined and hellish story … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: August

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Pepper Rabbit

Pepper Rabbit have a great name. They play a lovely blend of folk with chamber leanings and an occasional twisted, slightly psych-pop edge. They are currently out on tour in support of Cotton Jones and following two EPs last year, have a debut album Beauregard via Kanine Records due imminently. We’re loving the taster track Older Brother for its giddy exuberance, warm chorus and mix of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Pepper Rabbit