Mad Mackerel Recommends…Doc Feldman & The LD50

Doc Feldman & The LD50 officially released Sundowning At The Station a few days ago via This Is American Music. It was recorded in Lexington, KY with help from friend and sometimes collaborator (and oft-celebrated MM fave), James Jackson Toth aka Wooden Wand. The album is the singer-songwriter’s first since the breakup of his last band Good Saints. After a few listens we are willing to … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Doc Feldman & The LD50

Wooden Wand – Supermoon (The Sounding Line)

Wooden Wand’s Blood Oaths Of The New Blues is firmly cemented in place as one of our albums of the year – a reflective, mysterious collection of smoky Americana that is as thought provoking, illuminating and imaginative as anything you are likely to hear. Fire Records are streaming another track from it, (yet) another of our favourites, Supermoon (The Sounding Line) tells the tale of … Continue reading Wooden Wand – Supermoon (The Sounding Line)

Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s godawful blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Dr Roddy Looks Back

Wooden Wand: Live Review

Wooden Wand | Hoxton Underbelly, London | 26 April 2013 At last a chance to see MM’s most blogged about artist, the wonderful Wooden Wand, whose excellent latest releases Blood Oaths Of The New Blues and The Briarwood Virgins are just the most recent examples from his extensive catalogue of idiosyncratic Americana mixing stripped back folk, alt-country, psychedelia and sprawling indie rock. The venue was (as a … Continue reading Wooden Wand: Live Review

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2013

Here are the very best of our downloads from March’s posts together with a few new tunes for your listening pleasure. So close to 30 tracks in all – a perfect playlist to kick off April. Quite Parade – Edge of the Ocean A perfectly judged slice of Canadian indie rock, it is an anthem about a dying town that seems hopeless but is still … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: March 2013

Wooden Wand Tour And New Free Download

Wooden Wand has already released the brilliant Blood Oaths of the New Blues this year and the even better news is James Jackson Toth will be hitting the the road with the musicians with whom he created the record (and who had also joined him previously for the superb Briarwood LP) for a European tour in April. The band is made up of David Hickox, … Continue reading Wooden Wand Tour And New Free Download

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

So, all things considered January got off to a rip-roaring start where new tunes are concerned. Here is our selection of our best of the month’s downloads (27 in all) and a few new tunes too – more than 30 to pick from, so blow those January blues away with these babies. Prissy Clerks – Bruise or Be Bruised Mix of fuzzed up punk and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2013

Wooden Wand Releases Blood Oaths Of The New Blues

It is fair to say that Blood Oaths Of The New Blues, the brand new album from Wooden Wand (out on Fire Records) is our first majorly anticipated release of 2013. James Jackson Toth has probably featured more on MM over the past 5 years than any other artist and following the success of last year’s critically acclaimed Briarwood, early reviews from the big boys (Pitchfork, … Continue reading Wooden Wand Releases Blood Oaths Of The New Blues

Mrs Mackerel’s Last TFI Friday (11th January)

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu … you know the rest. I’m off to skip over the mountains, Swiss Outpost, but I do promise to Skype… Anyway (surely one of my favourite refrains?), it’s a New Year and time for me to bid goodbye to TFI and my Friday night soubriquet. With a few gig dates already booked for the months ahead, I may get … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s Last TFI Friday (11th January)