Tunng – Sleepwalking

The shimmering folktronica of Sleepwalking is the latest track to be shared from Tunng’s upcoming album, Songs You Make At Night, and from their newly reunited original line up! The single was the first song the band’s co-founders, Genders and Lindsay, wrote for the album and was the initial spark that brought them back together as a band. Stream it here.   Continue reading Tunng – Sleepwalking

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mountain Goats – Song For Sasha Banks Saintseneca – Frostbiter Purling Hiss – Out Tonight Marissa Nadler – Where Do I Go  (Happy Rhodes cover) Beak> – Alle Sauvage Tuung – Crow Henrik Appel – Struggle Dirty Nil – Bathed In Light                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Tunng Return

Marvellous, experimental folkies Tunng have returned with a new song, their first in four long years. Inspired by Edwin Abbott Abbott’s 1884 book of the same name about a two-dimensional world, Flatland is a track wrapped in their trademark sound of experimental electronics and acoustic instrumentation. They have also announced some live UK dates as well, so check those below and stream the song here.   OCTOBER … Continue reading Tunng Return


Today we countdown songs 40-21 in the Mad Mackerel Favourite 100 tunes of the year. You can check out the previous days entries here: 100-81, 80-61, 60-41. 40 ALABAMA SHAKES – HOLD ON Almost a head-banger done country style, love the underlying guitar rhythm. (SB) a 39 LOWER DENS – BRAINS When I picked this song out in June I said it was like a … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 4: 40-21

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)

More Truck Festival Pictures

MM wasn’t the only one snapping pictures from Truck Festival this year. Here are a selection from Moo, our own mini Mad Mackerel. a Download Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep mp3 (from Losing Sleep) Download Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding mp3 (from Dead Flowers EP) Download Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues mp3 (from Harlem River Blues) Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3 (from The Woods EP) Download … Continue reading More Truck Festival Pictures

Truck Festival – In Pictures

The sun shone, the bands played, and, as ever, a good time was had by all. Roll on Truck Festival 2012. Download Richmond Fontaine – The Boyfriends mp3 (from We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River) Download Cashier No. 9 – Lost At Sea mp3 (from To The Death Of Fun) Download Pete & The Pirates – Mr Understanding mp3 (from Little Death) Download … Continue reading Truck Festival – In Pictures

Truck Festival – Free Download Mix

Tomorrow sees the start of the marvellous Truck Festival near Oxford. We went last year and had a brilliant time and are thoroughly looking forward to this year’s event where the line-up includes Gruff Rhys, Graham Coxon, Saint Etienne, John Grant, The Young Knives, Edwyn Collins, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, The Duke & The King, Tunng, Justin Townes Earle, Alessi’s Ark, Sea Of Bees, Pete & … Continue reading Truck Festival – Free Download Mix