Song By Toad’s 2013 Sampler

As with previous years Song By Toad Records have made a free eleven song sampler available on Bandcamp of some of the releases they have planned for 2013 (and a couple of late ones from 2012). They include new signings Sparrow & The Workshop (see our post earlier today) and Adam Stafford as well as established favourites such as Meursault, Rob St. John, Lil Daggers … Continue reading Song By Toad’s 2013 Sampler

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Despite the end of the year fast approaching, thankfully the quality of new music shows no signs of slowing. Here are the best of our November offerings, together with some tasty new tracks to round off the mix.Over thirty great songs – just right for the roaring fire and the cocoa! Download Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones mp3 (from Keep Away The Dead) Brilliantly judged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Rob St. John Releases Debut Album, Weald

Weald is the first LP by Rob St. John, released last week on gatefold 12” vinyl by Song, by Toad Records – we’ve posted about him before and it is great to see he has now got a full length album out. Even better that he should have delivered a record of such outstanding quality that puts many of the so called bigger names in the alt-folk … Continue reading Rob St. John Releases Debut Album, Weald

David Thomas Broughton: Oxford Gig & New Album

We’ve posted about top notch Oxford based singer songwriter Rob St John before and he has been back in touch about a series of gigs that the Adventures Close To Home collective have been putting on. Our own poor organisation means we’ve already missed two, but tomorrow sees a bill that features David Thomas Broughton, Rob himself and the Braindead Collective. It all takes place … Continue reading David Thomas Broughton: Oxford Gig & New Album

Festive Round Up…Xmas songs, covers, and bits ‘n’ pieces

So ahead of our mammoth postings of end-of-year favourites: albums, tracks, covers, old songs heard for the first time in 2010 etc. etc. and posted by Mrs Mackerel, MM, Barry-Sean, Mr Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket et al here is a quick and dirty round-up of some of the new tunes, Christmas tunes, covers and other bits and pieces that have been doing the rounds. … Continue reading Festive Round Up…Xmas songs, covers, and bits ‘n’ pieces