Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

Here are favourite tracks of the year in our usual countdown style, from 100 down to 1, in four parts and sharing over the next few days. Enjoy. 100 No Age – Turned To String   99 The Smoke Fairies – Elevator   98 Hallan – Modern England   97 Ben de la Cour – God’s Only Son   96 The Gabbard Brothers – Too … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks of 2020: Part 1 (100 – 76)

Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

It has been four years since we last featured the noirish Americana of Ben de la Cour, and eight years since we first featured him. He has a new album just out, Shadow Land which we’re enjoying a hell of a lot. The record is jam-packed with soul-bearing songs about loss, danger, addiction and longing. It is a darkly beautiful meditation on what it means to … Continue reading Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

Ben de la Cour – Midnight In Havana

After growing up in Brooklyn, Ben de la Cour set out to see the world as an amateur boxer, bartender, and agricultural worker. Then after a spell as a frontman in a London-based doom-metal band, he gave it up for the simplicity of the bare bones acoustic music he now creates. We first came across him at the tail end of 2012 with his captivating, stripped back long … Continue reading Ben de la Cour – Midnight In Havana

Introducing >>> Ben de la Cour

Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Ben de la Cour is an interesting character who has worn many different hats while living in London, Cuba, and Paris before finding his place in New Orleans. A former boxer and frontman in a London-based doom-metal band, Ben eventually gave them up for the simplicity of the bare bones acoustic music he creates. Ben digitally released his first studio album, Ghost … Continue reading Introducing >>> Ben de la Cour