Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 2)

Here is the second part of our mammoth round-up of the best of our downloads from the past three months. The Hunting Party – Bobby Indie-folk reminiscent of smoky backwoods bars, songs of longing, nostalgia, and the uncertainty of both past and future. . The Parson Red Heads – To The Sky Trademark loose, country inflected folk-rock. . The Reference Desk – Try Not/Try To Three-piece … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: September, October & November (Part 2)

Tyburn Saints Return

It is has been over 18 months since we’ve heard anything from New York’s Tyburn Saints, so it is good to discover they have brought their own particular brand of gothic-tinged ‘death-indie’ back to life with the release of a new two track offering, Live on The B​-​Sides 91​.​5. You And I In Heaven shows the five-piece have lost none of their miserabilist tendencies as, barely … Continue reading Tyburn Saints Return

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy. Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening) Psychedelia meets proto-punk Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″) 50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2012

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Tyburn Saints

We waxed lyrical about Tyburn Saints and their album For The Benefit Of Strangers in a round-up post we did almost exactly a year ago. At the time You’ve Gone Stray was described as the sexiest serial killer song ever written, and although we didn’t post it, another song from the same record, Hollywood Forever, went on to become one of our favourite tracks of the year. So, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Tyburn Saints

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

Another bonanza month. Another round up of the very best tracks we posted in March. Another selection of new tunes to get your teeth into too. So without further ado… Download White Denim – Drug mp3 (from D) First taste of rockers new album. Bodes well. Very well. Download The Everymen – Ballad Of Sarin mp3 (from Hello, Nice Evening. We Are The Everymen) Cocksure but not … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March

New Release Round Up

Here are a few tasty new releases and a couple of tracks acquired via the blogosphere to brighten up your Friday. A veritable smorgasbord for you to sift through and pick out the ones you like. First up is a second track from Canadians The Rural Alberta Advantage taken from their (very good) new album Departing and showcasing again their ear for a perfectly pitched … Continue reading New Release Round Up