New Savaging Spires Album

In typical Savaging Spires fashion we were sent a Soundcloud link and very little else (i.e. nothing at all) to herald their new long player We Should Be Dead Together. From what little we have been able to glean, the album consists of eleven new tracks and will be released as a limited CD at the end of this month and out in January in … Continue reading New Savaging Spires Album

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Savaging Spires Announce New Album

Having mentioned Savaging Spires as recently as Saturday, they have been back in touch again to let us know that they have a new album scheduled which is set for release in January 2013. It is the follow up to last year’s brilliantly off-kilter and enchanting self-titled debut. All we know about the new record is that it will be largely based around retro synths and psychedelic … Continue reading Savaging Spires Announce New Album

Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

To celebrate our downloads working again we thought we would re-post our best of the month mix from October – more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and six new ones too. This time you can download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark … Continue reading Repost: Best of October 2011 Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Another month, more than 20 great tracks selected from our October posts and five new ones too. Download and dive in. Download The Minks – Araby mp3 (from Araby 7″) Endearingly gloomy slice of indie-pop. Download The Bloody Hollies – Dirty Sex mp3 (from Yours Until The Bitter End) The dark side of raw garage punk with touches of organ, violin and xylophone. Download Bare Bones – Hope & Feather … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2011

Savaging Spires Debut Album Released

Critical Heights released the long anticipated self-titled debut of mysterious London duo, Savaging Spires yesterday. The album is a wonderful exercise in haunted, ambient folk, drone and hazy melancholia. By way of celebration the band have given up a new track, the twinkling, sunlit Apostrophe Lake. You can buy the album from Boomkat here. Download Savaging Spires – Apostrophe Lake mp3 (from Savaging Spires) Download Savaging Spires – Bending The Rules … Continue reading Savaging Spires Debut Album Released

Savaging Spires Debut Album

We posted back in May about mysterious UK duo Savaging Spires and their spooky mix of freakish aicd-folk and psychedelic drone. Recently we received a copy of their self-titled debut album on vinyl which is a lovely object in itself, and a few plays has revealed plenty more delights too. There’s is a world of twilight and shadowy murmurs, of glimpses of overgrown country houses … Continue reading Savaging Spires Debut Album

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

Introducing…Savaging Spires

We know very little about Savaging Spires – their e-mail to us had no information other than a request to listen to a track, Bending The Rules For Brian. We did, firstly, who wouldn’t listen to a song with a title like that, and secondly it is taken from their debut eponymous album which is due out in September on Critical Heights – this is the … Continue reading Introducing…Savaging Spires