Roll Up, Roll Up: Round Up Time Again

Here is another collection of fifteen top tunes lovingly collected and filtered for your listening pleasure. So gather round and invest some time in these – a veritable aural treasure trove of tracks. First up is another track of swaggering blues rock and roll in the shape of New York Avenue from the Delta Routine’s recently released album, Cigarettes And Caffeine Nightmares. . In a … Continue reading Roll Up, Roll Up: Round Up Time Again

Another Round Up

Here is another collection of just some of the notable new tunes that have come our way recently…we’re still catching up, so expect some more posts like this over the next few days. Kicking off with Nightingale Floors which will be the fifth album from indie duo Rogue Wave. This is the first taste from it, a mighty fine track titled College. . We also … Continue reading Another Round Up

No Direction Home Festival: Free Mix

As you read this I will probably still be speeding northwards through the torrential rain on the M1 heading for Sherwood Forest and the inaugural No Direction Home music festival. Having spent the last two years happily enjoying the fantastic End of the Road festival, my plans were scuppered for a hat-trick by a sneaky move in dates making it clash with our first overseas … Continue reading No Direction Home Festival: Free Mix

Friday Means Eight Of The Best

We’ve got good stuff coming out of our ears – quite literally at the moment. So here is the latest in our somewhat ad-hoc “of the best” feature comprising a trawl of the in-box and favourite blogs to bring you eight corking tunes to help get your Friday night off to a suitably energetic start. We have Swedish punks Holograms and the clattering b-side to … Continue reading Friday Means Eight Of The Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Our usual round up of the very best of our August posts and some new tracks too. Dip in – every one a winner as they say. Download The Cabin Dogs – High Falls mp3 (from Midnight Trail) Invites you to kick off your boots, pour a stiff one and sit on the porch to watch the sun go down – a song for when you’re busy … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Spectrals Prep New Album

Bad Penny is to be the debut album from UK singer-songwriter Louis Jones, better known as Spectrals. This is the first single, the spritely, upbeat Big Baby, that melds 60s girl group fizz with Elvis Costello in an entirely good way. The single will precede the album, which is out in October on Wichita. Download Spectrals – Big Baby mp3 (from Big Baby 7″) Continue reading Spectrals Prep New Album

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Spectrals

Underwater Peoples is one of our favourite labels and so we were delighted to recently receive an e- mail from them about Spectrals and their forthcoming new EP. Hailing from the small town of Heckmondwike, 10 miles south-west from Leeds, Louis Jones is softly spoken with a shock of ginger hair. He was brought up on a mixture of soul, Motown and doo-wop, and as … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Spectrals