New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

The new releases juggernaut has well and truly got into gear for 2017 with a whole host of new tracks from some longstanding MM faves seeing the light of day this week. So, rather than post them all one-by-one, we’ve rounded them up for you into one neat package. Wonderful New York duo Diet Cig have announced the forthcoming release of their hugely anticipated debut album … Continue reading New Release Round Up: Laura Marling, Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and lots more

Free Label Samplers From Saddle Creek, Jeffery Drag & Bridgetown

Here are three excellent and completely free label samplers that are well worth getting your grubby mitts on. The first comes from the wonderful Saddle Creek label and their thirteen track Summer Sampler 2012 includes offerings from The Mynabirds, Cursive, Tim Kasher, Bright Eyes and Maria Taylor. The second is from Jeffery Drag Records and is a collection of ten tracks from some top-notch garage rock’n’rollers, … Continue reading Free Label Samplers From Saddle Creek, Jeffery Drag & Bridgetown

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

Scottish Kate is a great friend of this blog and has often offered her (sometimes pithy) opinions on the world of music – and very good taste she has too. She also runs the always excellent (sometimes pithy), and often provocative blog A Burdz Eye View for all things Scottish (of course), political and musical. Here are her aural selections for 2011. The Burd’s Best … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 7 Scottish Kate

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

New Release Round Up

Here are a few tasty new releases and a couple of tracks acquired via the blogosphere to brighten up your Friday. A veritable smorgasbord for you to sift through and pick out the ones you like. First up is a second track from Canadians The Rural Alberta Advantage taken from their (very good) new album Departing and showcasing again their ear for a perfectly pitched … Continue reading New Release Round Up

Wednesday’s Pick ‘n’ Mix Selection

Here are a bunch of tunes that we’ve meant to post about for a while, but wanted to do them a bit more justice too than it turns out we’re able. It is the regular refrain of blogs like ours we know, but it doesn’t make it feel like any less of a cop out to not find the time to write these up properly. … Continue reading Wednesday’s Pick ‘n’ Mix Selection