Wild Leaves – Hello Sunlight EP

Hello Sunlight is the newest release from Brooklyn psych-folk band, Wild Leaves. This collection of four songs is a follow-up to last year’s excellent debut, Wind & Rain. Here, the band’s characteristic sun-drenched harmonies and kaleidoscopic guitar lines take centre stage, ringing out with a sense of urgency. The soaring harmonies, assertive rhythm section, and shimmering electric guitars have understandably drawn comparisons to the west coast … Continue reading Wild Leaves – Hello Sunlight EP

New EP From Wild Leaves

The hazy, washed out Americana of Wild Leaves was one of our favourite discoveries of 2012 with their demo release of Sister. Now they have a debut EP coming out on the 26th March titled Wind And Rain, and the lead track from it is To Be Free. It builds on all the promise that Sister showed, and simply put, it is absolutely brilliant. If you have Low … Continue reading New EP From Wild Leaves

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

Introducing >>> Wild Leaves

This post is about the single biggest reason we blog – for that wonderful moment when you get a discovery of a new band. A new band like Wild Leaves. The band’s e-mail simply said, “We are 5 friends who moved to Brooklyn, from the midwest. That distance is recalled in our songs. Each one, a look back at what we left behind. The sound … Continue reading Introducing >>> Wild Leaves