Videos of the Day: Simone Felice || Ivan & Alyosha || The Shilohs || The Eversons

New videos this morning from Simone Felice and a wonderful version of Splendor In The Grass from a recent session for the 316 Queens project, and from Ivan & Alyosha and their auditions in front of a cheerleaders group for their uptempo folk stomper Be Your Man. We also have a road trip of jangle pop from The Shilohs, and finally some cool animation from The Eversons for … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Simone Felice || Ivan & Alyosha || The Shilohs || The Eversons

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

To finish off our favourites of the year, here are numbers thirty to sixteen of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 30 Joe Pug – The Great Despiser a 29 David Cronenberg’s Wife – Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide a 28 Band Of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

And so the moment to reveal Mad Mackerel’s final favourites of 2012. Here are numbers 20 down to top spot. Dig in and enjoy. 20 OF MONSTERS AND MEN – LITTLE TALKS Duelling male / female voices from Iceland’s finest and bitter sweet lyrics (only with igloos and saunas instead of pubs and football). They also shout “Hey!” a lot which can’t be a bad thing. … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 5: 20 – 1

MM’s 5-1 Interview No 1: SIMONE FELICE

Five to One is a new mini interview series with some of MM’s favourite artists. Simone Felice was the drummer as well as a vocalist and a guitarist in The Felice Brothers. Simone is also an author, having released books entitled Goodbye Amelia, Hail Mary, Full of Holes and Black Jesus. Simone Felice left the Felice Brothers in 2009. Simone Felice has released one of … Continue reading MM’s 5-1 Interview No 1: SIMONE FELICE

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

  Here we are again – a massive free mix containing the cream of last month’s posts, a couple of new tunes and, all in all, an eclectic set of top quality tunes to kick off the onset of autumn for you. From folk to garage, from country to psychedelia and from originals to covers, there is a multifaceted, multifarious, heterogeneous, assorted miscellaney of delights for … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2012

New EP From Simone Felice

Simone Felice will release a brand new EP entitled New York Times on 22nd October via Reveal records and will also be touring the UK this month. The EP comes as the follow up to his critically acclaimed (and MM fave) debut solo album, the self titled Simone Felice which was released in April. As well as the title track which comes from the album, … Continue reading New EP From Simone Felice

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

So then, half way through the year already. Time to take stock and see what the first six months have delivered up in terms of new tunes and bands. We asked some of the regular MM contributors to pick three songs that have particularly struck a chord (sorry) with them in the first part of 2012. Kyle Adem – Brother Follow  Unlike Brains by Lower Dens … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Year (so far)

Live Review: Simone Felice

Having seen his brothers (and former bandmates) in Birmingham not much more than three weeks ago, last night it was the turn of eldest Felice brother, Simone, playing at the start of his lengthy UK tour at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern. Simone Felice is a songwriter of rare talents, someone who has experienced considerable highs and lows in his relatively short career and whose two close … Continue reading Live Review: Simone Felice

Mega Video Round Up

We’ve been trawling through a whole mass of videos recently and here are some of our favourites assembled for your viewing and listening pleasure. First up is Crybaby’s video for excellent debut I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost, shot in the gloomy surrounds of Bristol hospital and is a noirish loveletter to the exquisite pain of a broken heart. a … Continue reading Mega Video Round Up