Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

So after much deliberation, head scratching, discussion, and more head scratching, we have MM’s favourite albums of 2010. And we choose our words very carefully here, because we would not presume them to be the best, only those that have given us the most pleasure and enjoyment, records that we have returned to again and again, and for whatever reason have captured a moment or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

New Video from The Streets On Fire

We’ve praised and posted a couple of times about Chicago’s garage rockers The Streets On Fire and their excellent album This Is Fancy. This is the new video for another of the album’s cracking tracks, Astronaut Love Triangle. Plenty to get your teeth (and your ears) into… Visit their MySpace here. Download The Streets On Fire – No Ones Fucking To The Radio mp3 (from … Continue reading New Video from The Streets On Fire

Streets On Fire Competition Winners

Congratulations go to Vanessa Nyborg in California, Ann H in California and Alex Fuller in New York – all winners of a vinyl copy of the brilliant new Streets On Fire album, This Is Fancy. For those who didn’t win – sorrry folks, but you can always buy a copy here or download from Amie Street here. Download Streets On Fire – No One’s Fucking … Continue reading Streets On Fire Competition Winners

New from Streets On Fire and Vinyl Giveaway

A little while ago we posted about The Streets on Fire and their rather magnificent forthcoming album This Is Fancy. The record, the band’s first full length, gets its official release tomorrow and we have a new track for you to sample and, better than that, three copies of the vinyl to give away. For those that don’t know, Streets on Fire play a brilliantly … Continue reading New from Streets On Fire and Vinyl Giveaway

MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Here is our usual end of the month round up of the very best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel, with a couple of new ones too. A perfect mixtape for May. Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit mp3 Intimate and gorgeous, with haunting guitar lines and beautiful harmonies. Buffalo Moon – Beach Boy mp3 Summery pop, beach references, breezy beats and sweet lounge vocals. Sun Kil … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Streets On Fire

Apparently No One’s Fucking To The Radio according to Chicago’s deranged retro-rockers The Streets On Fire. This is the taster from their forthcoming (and first full-length) album This Is Fancy due out in July. While it reminds us of everything from Iggy to Gang of Four by way of The Kills, it has enough identity and confidence to stand on its own two feet, and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Streets On Fire