The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel has been around for ten years now. We’ve come a long way. Early days using Google’s blogspot where our posts were regularly and erroneously taken down through DMCA notices until the moment when Google just erased us completely, our move to WordPress in April 2010 where Kurt Vile, Beach Fossils, Johnny Flynn and Band of Horses were among our first posts. Those were … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 1)

Lots Of Free Samplers

As well as Insound’s latest free Vinyl News Mixtape, Noisetrade have put up four free brilliant label samplers from Anti Records, ATO, Frenchkiss and Nettwerk Music. The Insound sampler includes within its 10 tracks, offerings from FIDLAR, Memory Tapes, Teen Mom, The Analog Girl, and The Joy Formidable. The eight track Anti Records sampler features, amongst others, Calexico, Jason Lytle, The Coup and Sean Rowe. The … Continue reading Lots Of Free Samplers

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Another crackerjack month of new tunes on MM, all lovingly compiled and packaged up for you in one sweet playlist ready to download. Here are 33 of our favourite tracks from our May postings and 6 new songs too. No need to thank us. Download Virals – Gloria mp3 (from Coming Up With The Sun EP) Shines bright with an insanely hooky vocal and charged guitar riffs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

New Single And Free Download From Two Wounded Birds

Two Wounded Birds arrive just in time for summer with a debut that blends new wave and punchy pop with sepia-toned beaches. The band will release their self-titled album on June 4th (UK) and in the USA on June 24th via Holiday Friends Recording Company, a newly minted member of the Frenchkiss Label Group. You can check out and download the album’s first single To … Continue reading New Single And Free Download From Two Wounded Birds

Video Round Up

A few videos worth checking out. From the twangy beach rock of MM faves Two Wounded Birds to the indie eccentricities of Peter Kernel, there is plenty to enjoy! a Download The Parson Red Heads – Burning Up The Sky mp3 (from Yearling) a a Download Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Teenage Tide mp3 (from Paper Crush) a a Download Girls – Vomit mp3 (from Father, Son, Holy … Continue reading Video Round Up

Video Round Up

Here are some recent music videos we’ve enjoyed. You might too. Marissa Nadler will soon be on tour with Timber Timbre which is a double bill well worth catching. This is the video for Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning. Download Marissa Nadler – Baby I Will Leave You In The Morning mp3 (from Marissa Nadler) MM faves Two Wounded Birds have this to accompany … Continue reading Video Round Up

New Video from Two Wounded Birds

Check out the new video for the new Two Wounded Birds track called All We Wanna Do being released on limited edition 7″ vinyl and digital download, April 18th via Moshi Moshi. a Visit their MySpace here and grab the brilliant free track from their previous EP below. Download Two Wounded Birds – Night Patrol mp3 (from Keep Dreaming Baby EP) Continue reading New Video from Two Wounded Birds