Just for Valentine’s Day

Here are a couple of treats for Valentine’s Day. Firstly MM faves Two Wounded Birds who featured heavily in the MM Best of 2010 lists have made a new track available especially for Valentine’s Day. Treat Me Tender is a typically Spector-drenched track with a plaintive, pleading lyric and a vocal delivery Richard Hawley would be proud of. It will be up for a limited … Continue reading Just for Valentine’s Day

MM’s Best of the Month: December

Despite all the ‘best of’ lists, the top tens/twenties/fifties/one hundreds etc. and all the Christmas songs too, there has still been a cracking amount of new releases in December as well. So lest you missed out, here is our monthly round-up of the best tunes we’ve posted in December and, as always, a couple of new ones too. That’s the New Year’s Eve mixtape sorted … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: December

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 9, Favourite New Artists

Now that we’ve had the top tens from all the Mad Mackerel contributors, we will give you a definitive overall top ten in a couple of days. Before that is our penultimate top ten list of the year – the favourite new bands and artists that have come our way in 2010 which was perhaps the hardest list of all to compile. So with honourable … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 9, Favourite New Artists

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 8, Mrs Mackerel

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. So last, but very much not least, is the lovely (though flu-stricken) Mrs … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 8, Mrs Mackerel

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Time for our fourth instalment, the meandering mind of Barry-Sean… Hmmmmmm! A few … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 4, Barry-Sean

Free Download from Two Wounded Birds

We streamed a couple of tracks from the new EP from Two Wounded Birds in late November and since then My Lonesome from the EP has been creeping up the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist and has been much admired by Mrs Mackerel and Barry-Sean here too. Now they’ve given us Night Patrol from the EP to give to you, and it is another cracking … Continue reading Free Download from Two Wounded Birds

New EP from Two Wounded Birds

You can check out below two tracks from the upcoming EP from Two Wounded Birds. They formed in 2008 and are originally from the seaside town of Margate. The EP, featuring 5 tracks showcases the full spectrum of the band’s sound from light and dreamy to dark and broody. We have Keep Dreaming Baby and My Lonesome for you to listen to from the EP. … Continue reading New EP from Two Wounded Birds