Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre. We also have new singles from … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

This weekend, why not relax with our regular pick of the best new releases and tunes of the past seven days. Father John Misty – The Memo Israel Nash – The Fire & The Flood Joanna Newsom – Leaving The City Bruising – Emo Friends Mount Moriah – Calvander Wytches – Darker Waters – Up Up Up Jacuzzi Boys – Wildflower Hazel English – Fix   … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

WATERS – What’s Real

Here is the title track to WATERS’ upcoming album What’s Real, which is released on the 7th April. Frontman Van Pierszalowski describes it pretty succinctly, “The song is meant to represent a simple, almost gospel-esque quest for a new scene. I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve had some shitty friends in the past, and this song is all about ditching them and trading up for some … Continue reading WATERS – What’s Real

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

2:54’s cover of a Doors classic, No Ages’s cover of a Black Flag classic and the welcome return of Other Lives heads our biggest ever weekly round up of the songs you really should have found some time to listen to already. But if not, here they are in one neat package for you. 1. 2:54 – Take It As It Comes (Doors cover) 2. WATERS … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Video Round Up

A plethora of excellent videos have hit our in-box recently and here is a small selection which are well worth hitting play on – from stoned out psychedelia to bleak nihilistic punk rock by way of traditional British folk, classic Americana and infectious indie rock. So dive into musical films from Side Saddle, The Wands, Caddywhompus, WATERS, The Unthanks and Bad Breeding. . . . … Continue reading Video Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever. Anyway, with a bit … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012