The Sheepdogs – Same Old Feeling

It has been a good while since we’ve posted anything by good time Canadian psych-rockers The Sheepdogs. It feels good to put that right with Same Old Feeling, a bluesy track that recalls the golden heyday of The Band. It is taken from their forthcoming album Future Nostalgia that will see the light of day in early October via Dine Alone Records. Give it a … Continue reading The Sheepdogs – Same Old Feeling

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2012

Our best of August mix is ready and even though it is typically a slightly quieter month for new releases, we can still offer you more than 20 cracking new tunes together with a few ‘hot off the press’ new ones. The result? A brilliant mix to keep you going as we enter autumn (aka the fall for our American friends). Either way, just enjoy. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2012

Joe’s Birthday Mix

One of the advantages of having a blog like this is being able to make up the rules as you go along, and today that means giving the limelight to our youngest Joe, who reaches the ripe old age of seven today. Now, we are all guilty of bias and of nepotism at times (and this is one of them), but I think you’d be … Continue reading Joe’s Birthday Mix

Rolling Stones Cover Competition

We have been following the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone Contest and the second round is now under way. We are interested because, after hundreds of thousands of votes were cast online, there are  now eight acts left vying for the cover of Rolling Stone – as well as an Atlantic Records contract – and we have featured two of the eight on MM. … Continue reading Rolling Stones Cover Competition

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Fifth in line is the indomitable lion of Hixet Wood…Mr Christy-Popper. 10. Local Natives … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

MM’s Best of the Month: November

Here is the best of our November posts, a perfect mix tape to kick off the festive seasons and a nice reminder before we all get immersed in all those end-of-year top tens/twenties/fifties etc. And as always a couple of new ones too. Twenty five great tracks. Enjoy. Download Outer Minds – Until You’re Dead mp3 Pristine nugget of 60s inspired garage rock, twangy rough-cut … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: November

Introducing…The Sheepdogs

We were introduced to Canadian band The Sheepdogs via Hear Ya, and having put their song I Don’t Know on to a CD for the car, it has promptly become Joe’s new favourite track and is pretty much on repeat for every journey we make. The song, which is a real twangy, country infused singalong, seems to have been around for a while and comes from … Continue reading Introducing…The Sheepdogs