Big Video Round Up

It has been a good while since we’ve posted a round up of some of the best videos (and songs) that have found their way into our in box. So we’re righting that wrong this weekend with a Sunday collection for your viewing and listening pleasure. We have the Mynabirds, Dirty Blonde, Vanish Valley, Buffalo Rodeo, The Tarantula Waltz, The Worry Dolls, Phobophobes, Charles Howl, … Continue reading Big Video Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

Another bonanza month of top tunes, all rounded up for you in one perfect download mix. Here are the September highlights together, as always, with a couple of top-notch new tracks too. Download The Migrant – The Hurricane mp3 (from Amerika) Distinguished by a slow blues refrain, handclaps and a mournful vocal, it is one of those tunes that sounds like it has been around forever. Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

New Album From Vanish Valley

We were big, big fans of Vanish Valley’s self-titled debut album (a lovely mix of rootsy folk and hazy country psychedelia) that we got hold of back in the summer of last year, so we were delighted to learn that the band have expanded in number and will release new album Get Good in September on the Hard Bark label. Once again, perfectly blending elements of … Continue reading New Album From Vanish Valley

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 5, Christy-Popper

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. Fifth in line is the indomitable lion of Hixet Wood…Mr Christy-Popper. 10. Local Natives … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

MM’s Best of the Month: July

Here we are again. A round up of our favourite postings of the month. Twenty one outstanding songs from July plus three new ones to make the perfect mix tape. From folk to garage to stoner rock and summer pop it is all here for you. Download, burn to CD, play – groove! 1) Sharon Van Etten – Love More mp3 A slow burning, mesmerising … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: July

Introducing…Vanish Valley

Vanish Valley hail from Los Angeles and offer a lovely mix of rootsy folk and hazy country psychedelia that has quality stamped all over it. Their MySpace page says they have a (presumably) self-titled album due out later this month on the 27th. The two tracks we’ve heard are destined to become regulars on the MM playlist. Become The Night chugs along on the back of … Continue reading Introducing…Vanish Valley