Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Having got back from discovering some of the many delights of Denmark, there were a few songs to catch up on and share. So starting the week with a round-up of ten fine tunes seemed the right way to go… We have just discovered the excellent Cornish sisters Hockeysmith, offering an alluring mix of woozy noise-pop, claustrophobic psychedelic and even a hint of menacing, pulsating disco. Put … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Monday Round Up

Check Out Well Hung Heart’s TV Show

This is something else we’re way too late on, but still something else that is too good not to share… We are big fans of Well Hung Heart’s and their idea for a brand new TV show Made In 48 is a brilliant one. The concept of the show is that Well Hung Heart team up with other musicians and have to write, record, conceptualise, … Continue reading Check Out Well Hung Heart’s TV Show


So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2012

Our best of August mix is ready and even though it is typically a slightly quieter month for new releases, we can still offer you more than 20 cracking new tunes together with a few ‘hot off the press’ new ones. The result? A brilliant mix to keep you going as we enter autumn (aka the fall for our American friends). Either way, just enjoy. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2012

Introducing >>> Well Hung Heart

This baby will rock your little cotton socks off. Well Hung Heart like the blues, rock’n’roll, glam, and grunge. In fact it’s like the feral lovechild of Howling Wolf, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett and Suzi Quattro fronting a hybrid of Nirvana and the Black Keys. All in a good way. A very good way. Their debut album Young Enough To Know It All is set for an October release … Continue reading Introducing >>> Well Hung Heart