Chris T Popper’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Here are the annual choices of the past year’s top tuneage from the admirable Chris T Popper. 10. Protomartyr – Processed By The Boys The first song from their new album Ultimate Success Today was everything I’d been waiting for. Loud reverb with a clumping sense of doom from the ever reliable Joe Casey. He’s singing about a future so scary it can’t be that … Continue reading Chris T Popper’s Favourite Tunes of 2020

Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 4 (25-1)

Here is the final part of this year’s countdown of our favourite tunes of 2020. Many thanks to MM stalwarts Chris T Popper and Dr Roddy (whose personal selections will come in the next couple of days) and to anyone who has read / listened and discovered something new in a year that truly sucked. Happy New Year and here’s to a better 2021.   … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Tracks Of 2020: Part 4 (25-1)

Immigrant Union – Judas

We first posted about Melbourne’s Immigrant Union back in 2013 or so, and to be honest they had kind of slipped off our radar somewhat. By happy chance, we came across new album Judas and very quickly got ourselves reacquainted with their heady brew of country-psych, garage rock and power pop. It is an excellent album. I mean a properly excellent album, full of twangy … Continue reading Immigrant Union – Judas

MM Gets All Psyched-Up

While that might be the worst post heading we’ve ever produced, thankfully this round-up of all things psych-inspired that have been worming their way into our in-box, and from there into our ears is far better and certainly well worth investigating. We have the crunchy psych-noise of A Sunny Day In Glasgow, the epic space jams of Formes, the ferocious krautrock inspired aggression of Autobahn, sweetly psychedelic dream-pop … Continue reading MM Gets All Psyched-Up

Videos of the Day: Shannon & The Clams || Tancred || No Coda || Immigrant Union || Elim Bolt

Last day of the working week, so celebrate with some new videos. We have the twisted, gnarly rock’n’roll of Shannon & The Clams, some sweetly dissonant pop from Tancred, Swedish lo-fi psych from No Coda, country-psych from Immigrant Union, and slacker rock from Charleston’s Elim Bolt. . . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Shannon & The Clams || Tancred || No Coda || Immigrant Union || Elim Bolt

Introducing >>> Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union are a psych-folk supergroup of sorts, featuring Brent DeBoer of The Dandy Warhols, Bob Harrow of The Lazy Sons and four of Melbourne’s most exciting young musicians, Courtney Barnett, Bones Sloan, Dave Mudie and Peter Lubulawa. They released their self-titled debut back in 2010 and a follow-up, Anyway, is set for release in late 2013. In the meantime, latest single Alison is a real grower – … Continue reading Introducing >>> Immigrant Union