Lady Godiva chats with Chicago-based psych folk maestro Constantine Hastalis... How old were you when you started playing music and do you remember the first record you bought? I was but a wee lad but I didn’t become obsessed with it until my mid-late teens. Your music is very evocative of nature and folklore. Were … Continue reading An interview with Constantine
Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Three years after their 2017 sophomore release, The Peacers have once again returned to us with a third album Blexxed Rec - a golden artillery of dazzlingly experimental sounds. With such an eclectic and tantalising array of influences from Glam rock, to Baroque to Garage fusion, ‘Blexxed Rec’ … Continue reading Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec
MOOF SPRING ISSUE 9: 60+ PAGES OF THE GROOVIEST ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS ON PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC, ART, AND CULTURE This issue features interviews with artist Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Ben Edge, Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus), as well as articles about Czech New Wave, underground magazine Albion, Bobby Callender, new … Continue reading MOOF Issue No.9 available to pre-order now!
Source: New Bums Interview by Gareth Thompson Ben Chasny (Six Organs Of Admittance) and Donovan Quinn (Skygreen Leopards) reunite as New Bums with Last Time I Saw Grace, their second album of acoustic psych blues for Drag City. Like twin brothers wrapped in memory and mystery, the duo offers an eerily soulful set that crackles … Continue reading Q&A with New Bums’ Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn
Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva About half a century after Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder's shamanic adventures, The Dharma Bums, New Bums surfaced whilst kicking their heels in San Francisco, reinventing bohemian life and releasing their debut in 2014. After a long time on the road interrupted by the pandemic, this year welcomes … Continue reading Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace
Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin London based Firefay have been quietly releasing their consistently engaging and unique takes on psychedelic folk for a number of years, delighting and bewitching in equal measure with releases such as 'Anointed Queen' (recorded with Alison O'Donnell of Mellow Candle and United Bible Studies) and the breathtaking 'The … Continue reading Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies
Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas, The Left Outsides, follow quickly on the heels of their beautifully bleak live opus ‘A Place To Hide’ with a new long player, ‘Are You Sure I Was There?’, a considered and finely wrought masterwork that may well be their finest album to date. … Continue reading Album review: The Left Outsides – Are You Sure I Was There?
Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica There is a storm brewing in America at the moment - anger, passion, rebellion, disquietude - you might say it is a country on the precipice of a revolution. You might say, the music industry, community and the American people are indeed at their ‘wits end.’ This restlessness … Continue reading Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End
Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Burd Ellen, the duo of Gayle Brogan and Debbie Armour, return bearing Yule tidings with their sophomore effort ‘Says The Never Beyond’, a spellbinding collection of wintry folksong that 'occupies the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland'. Similar to … Continue reading Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond
Oli Burslem of Yak Interview by Emmally Parsons MOOF: What has your life been like through these COVID-19 lockdown days? And what are your top tips to survive through these times? OB: For the last few years I have been happily galivanting around with no fixed abode. It’s taken a global pandemic to finally anchor … Continue reading Life in Lockdown with: Oli Burslem