Friday Means Six of the Best

Here are another six tunes to try and cheer you up a little bit on another dank and dreary Friday in England… First up is Hardly Art’s Unnatural Helpers and their raging first single, Hate Your Teachers, from upcoming album Land Grab. River City Tanlines keep the energy levels fizzing with their own garage-punk howl and shred of Stop My Heart taken from the forthcoming release … Continue reading Friday Means Six of the Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Another crackerjack month of new tunes on MM, all lovingly compiled and packaged up for you in one sweet playlist ready to download. Here are 33 of our favourite tracks from our May postings and 6 new songs too. No need to thank us. Download Virals – Gloria mp3 (from Coming Up With The Sun EP) Shines bright with an insanely hooky vocal and charged guitar riffs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

The Inner Flame: A Tribute To Rainer Ptacek

Fire Records are reissuing the complete works of Rainer Ptacek, the much beloved slide guitarist from Tucson, Arizona, who originated Giant Sand’s sound from the band’s inception, as well as creating many remarkable recordings as a solo artist and with his own band, Das Combo, before succumbing to brain cancer on November 12 1997. The reissues start with The Inner Flame, a compilation of accomplished … Continue reading The Inner Flame: A Tribute To Rainer Ptacek