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

Mad Mackerel’s Halloween Mix

We don’t usually do themed mixes, but Halloween is different. So many great songs lend themselves to a night of ghoulish wrongdoing and sorcery. So to get you in the mood, download a marvellous combination of folk, punk, psych-rock, paisley jangle, experimental, indie, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Fifteen great songs, all treats and no tricks. Download The Dream Syndicate – Halloween mp3 (from … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Halloween Mix

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Introducing…The Vitamin Sees

Midlands based four-piece The Vitamin Sees only played their first gig a couple of months ago. However, made up as they are of members of bands such as 90s indie faves Prolapse, Fence Records act Viva Stereo, Dirty Backbeats and Ambrose Tompkins they have the prerequisite musical chops to deliver. And deliver they do with Illuminati Mind Control, the demo track that they e-mailed through to us. … Continue reading Introducing…The Vitamin Sees