Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2013

Here (better late than never) are our favourite download picks from our August posts, together with a few new tunes. Altogether a genre-busting mix of nearly 20 great songs. Dive in! Spook Houses – Living The Dream Tempo-shifting, slacker pop. . The Great American Canyon Band – Lost At Sea Gorgeous, rural folk-pop. . Vikesh Kapoor – I Dreamt Blues A narrative about endless work … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2013

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

Spook Houses Release Trying

Spook Houses’ aptly titled debut, Trying LP (released last week) is a nine track offering of brash influenced slacker anthems, and is an opus to suburban restlessness, 90s basement rock and rambunctious punk roots. We’ve already posted the excellent taster track American and now the band have made available another thrashing angst-ridden single, Bad Sound for your listening pleasure. The quartet infuse their scuzzy charred … Continue reading Spook Houses Release Trying

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

Wednesday Means Eight of the Best

Here is our regular round-up of the recent best of the inbox, blogs and internet for you to peruse, scrutinise and download for your undoubted listening pleasure and aural delight. First up is a second taste from the forthcoming Two Gallants long player The Bloom And The Blight. While previous offering Broken Eyes was a gorgeous, folky delight, My Love Won’t Wait indulges the band’s … Continue reading Wednesday Means Eight of the Best