Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)

Here is the second part of our countdown of our favourite 100 songs of 2020.   75 Protomartyr – Worm in Heaven   74 Flat Worms – The Aughts   73 IDLES – Mr Motivator   72 Bee Bee Sea – Day Ripper   71 TRAAMS – Greyhound   70 Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)   69 Songhoy Blues – Badala   68 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 2 (75-51)

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)

Gum Country Release Somewhere

Duo Gum Country’s self-described “harsh twee” project began back in Vancouver as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. It draws on groups like Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, Meat Puppets, and The Magnetic Fields, and envelops and transforms these influences within the warm embrace of fuzzy open-tuned guitar tones, driving drums and melodic keyboard accompaniments. After relocating to LA where … Continue reading Gum Country Release Somewhere

Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)

LA duo Gum Country’s self-described “harsh twee” project began back in Vancouver as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. After relocating, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere, which draws on influences from Sterelolab and The Replacements to The Magnetic Fields and Yo La Tengo. The record is out on the 19th June and the second single from … Continue reading Gum Country – Tennis (I Feel OK)