Free Halloween Mix 2011

While we’re not great ones for themed mixes on MM, Halloween is one of the exceptions we like to make. Here is a perfect mix for whatever ghoulish event you’ve got lined up today! Fifteen corking tunes, from the skewed new wave pop of XTC and off-kilter indie of the Mountain Goats to the trashy surf rock of The Cramps and from the folk-stomp of the Men … Continue reading Free Halloween Mix 2011

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

Roadside Graves Album Out Today

MM faves, Jersey’s Roadside Graves release their new LP We Can Take Care of Ourselves, inspired by S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, today via Autumn Tone Records. We’ve already given you a taste through the superb Love Me More, and to mark the album release the band have made a second track, Double Feature available for your edification and enjoyment. Buy the album here. Download The … Continue reading Roadside Graves Album Out Today

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

Here are the juiciest cuts from our May postings rounded up and presented as one marvellous mix plus a couple of cracking new tracks as well. Be sure to check out all our previous ‘Best Of the Month’ mixes in the sidebar too. Download Country Mice – Morning Son mp3 (from Twister) Country rock and blistering sonic experiments combining to deliver a brilliant apocalyptic ballad. Download Howling … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

New Album From The Roadside Graves

Probably like most blogs, there are a handful of bands out there for whom the mere mention of new material can cause great excitement. The Roadside Graves are one such band for us here at MM. Ever since we fell for the brilliant My Son’s Home album in 2009, and particularly the wonderful Far And Wide (which is simply one of our favourite songs of … Continue reading New Album From The Roadside Graves

MM’s Best of the Month: July

Here we are again. A round up of our favourite postings of the month. Twenty one outstanding songs from July plus three new ones to make the perfect mix tape. From folk to garage to stoner rock and summer pop it is all here for you. Download, burn to CD, play – groove! 1) Sharon Van Etten – Love More mp3 A slow burning, mesmerising … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: July

New from The Roadside Graves…MM Rejoices

Without doubt The Roadside Graves are one of MM’s very bestest bands. For us, they are up there with the cream of the current crop and we greet each new release with as much excitement and anticipation as we do for anyone. So, in support of the recently released 6 song EP You Won’t Be Happy With Me, out now on Autumn Tone Records, we have … Continue reading New from The Roadside Graves…MM Rejoices

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday

It’s not often I venture to the North West, favouring the North Eastern climes best, but this week I’ve been on the road to Liverpool visiting a favourite client dedicated to cancer research who are based on Merseyside. I met some (literally) brilliant people with brains as large as planets, and hearts as big too.  But with being so far from the mackerel shoal, I … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday