The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

Time for tunes 80 thru 71 in our Top 200 of the past ten years. 80 Dr. Dog – It (2010) Criminally tucked away on the expanded edition of Shame Shame, It is perfect Dr. Dog – nostalgic, feel-good, laid back folk inflected Americana that cries out for the back porch.   79 Chaika – The Mirror (2015)   Compulsive, hazy garage-psych to sear the … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

More Truck Festival Pictures

MM wasn’t the only one snapping pictures from Truck Festival this year. Here are a selection from Moo, our own mini Mad Mackerel. a Download Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep mp3 (from Losing Sleep) Download Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding mp3 (from Dead Flowers EP) Download Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues mp3 (from Harlem River Blues) Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3 (from The Woods EP) Download … Continue reading More Truck Festival Pictures

Truck Festival – In Pictures

The sun shone, the bands played, and, as ever, a good time was had by all. Roll on Truck Festival 2012. Download Richmond Fontaine – The Boyfriends mp3 (from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun) Download Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding mp3 (from Little Death) Download … Continue reading Truck Festival – In Pictures

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Here is our regular round up of the best of January’s posts plus a couple of new tracks for your listening pleasure – all beautifully designed to make one perfect mixtape. Download Wooden Wand – The DNR Waltz mp3 More classic down-tempo folk from greatly underrated MM fave. Download Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? mp3 Riff-heavy, mean-assed cover which brilliantly captures the double-edged viciousness … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

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