Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is our regular gathering up of some of this week’s best new releases for you. Enjoy. 1. Daughn Gibson – Shatter You Through 2. Laura Marling – Strange 3. This Is The Kit – Silver John 4. Bully – I Remember 5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen 6. Adam Torres – Dusty Wing Spirit 7. Lower Dens – Ondine 8. Mikal Cronin – ii) … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s godawful blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Videos of the Day: Tame Impala || Bridie Jackson & The Arbour || Feathers

Videos to savour from Tame Impala who unleash their inner hot-for-teacher on Mind Mischief, a new suitably atmospheric, monochrome video from Bridie Jackson & The Arbour for The Scarecrow, and Austin-based Feathers gorgeous video for their equally stunning track Land Of The Innocent. a a Continue reading Videos of the Day: Tame Impala || Bridie Jackson & The Arbour || Feathers

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1

The final post about our favourites of the year, here are numbers fifteen down to top spot 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. 15 Shearwater – Animal Joy a 14 Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance a 13 Sharon Van Etten … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

Here are tracks 80 – 61 in our countdown of Mad Mackerel’s 100 favourite tunes of the year. Don’t forget to check out numbers 100 – 81 in yesterday’s post here and check back tomorrow for numbers 61 – 40. Here we go… 80 SUN KIL MOON – SUNSHINE IN CHICAGO Beautifully bittersweet reflections of wandering troubadour preparing for another gig in Chicago and how the … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 2: 80-61

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Insound’s Free June Mixtape

Insound.com have made their free June mixtape available here. As always, it will only be up for around a week (so be quick), and as always it is packed full of excellent tracks, which can all be yours in return for an e-mail address. Highlights among them this month being MM faves Blitzen Trapper, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Suckers, Teenage Fanclub, and these two gems we’ve picked … Continue reading Insound’s Free June Mixtape