Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Today Barry-Sean and I head off, pop up tents in tow, to the marvellous End of the Road festival in lovely Dorset. Once again sold out, last year’s inaugural trip turned into the best festival visit we’ve ever had, and we’re looking forward to more of the same over the next few days. Even the weather forecast is good! Once again we have a huge … Continue reading Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Oh yes, it is that time again. Here is a round up of the very best of what we posted in July, plus a couple of new ones to add to the mix. Enjoy. Download Dennis Hopper Choppers – Good To Me mp3 (from Be Ready) Morricone inspired spaghetti western feel and Tijuana style horns combine to give an authentic dusty desert twang. BTW: Whichever knob alleged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Wooden Shjips Ready New Album

Of all the bands at this year’s End of the Road Festival, Wooden Shjips are one of the ones we are looking forward to seeing the most. Even more so over the past few weeks as we’ve regularly listened to the brilliant Lazy Bones on Marc Riley’s BBC Radio 6 show – the first track to get an airing from forthcoming album West. Lazy Bones … Continue reading Wooden Shjips Ready New Album

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010. Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently. So without further ado… 10 Holly Miranda – Nobody … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 6, Cover Songs

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: May

Here is our usual end of the month round up of the very best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel, with a couple of new ones too. A perfect mixtape for May. Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit mp3 Intimate and gorgeous, with haunting guitar lines and beautiful harmonies. Buffalo Moon – Beach Boy mp3 Summery pop, beach references, breezy beats and sweet lounge vocals. Sun Kil … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Remixes & Covers: all thanks to the Wooden Shjips

As some may know MM is not a massive fan of remixes as a general rule of thumb. In truth, it is rare for us to listen to them and rarer still to actually post them. We’re a little more well disposed to covers, though again they are not usually something we post that often. So with that said, this is a post that naturally … Continue reading Remixes & Covers: all thanks to the Wooden Shjips