Life in Lockdown with: Martin Newell of The Cleaners From Venus

Illustration by @imocrossland Interview by Emmally Parsons How has the last couple of weeks been for you? Have you been isolating with your wife at your home in Essex? MN: I’ve been mostly by myself here in my studio/home/workplace. I’m not married. I have a partner but unluckily for me, she’s in another social group, … Continue reading Life in Lockdown with: Martin Newell of The Cleaners From Venus

Wermod’s Summer Record Rundown

Words by Wermod A rundown of curio pop and audio miscellanea from the Wermod vaults featuring a host of no hit wonders with the greatest of potential and the quirkiest of productions that failed to find an audience the first time around but are primed for rediscovery.  From first commercial releases of 80s pop stars … Continue reading Wermod’s Summer Record Rundown

An interview with Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper

Modern Nature Interview by Lady Godiva MOOF caught up with the prolific Jack Cooper of Modern Nature about his musical journey, literary influences, life under lockdown, and more... Can you name four records that represent the seasons and did any of those inspire you to create Annual? JC: I suppose it's rather literal but I … Continue reading An interview with Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper

Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Following the untimely demise of the colourful country psych band Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper returns again with Modern Nature, something of a curious but delightful anomaly in the scene whose experimentally abundant sounds reside in both bucolic folk, jazz fusion and indie spaces. Joining Cooper, we have a collaboration … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Psyched to Meet You: Masaki Batoh

PSYCHED TO MEET YOU: MASAKI BATOH Interview by Gareth Thompson Masaki Batoh grew up in Japan and began playing the guitar aged nineteen. He was a founding member of experimental band Ghost, who often lived a nomadic existence. Batoh’s solo albums are a labyrinth of sound, drawing on classical, folk and psych-rock themes. His recent … Continue reading Psyched to Meet You: Masaki Batoh

Flare Street X MOOF: ‘Come Together’

MOOF Magazine are over the moon to share with you the brand new collection from our favourite Aussie flare and bell-bottom designers, Flare Street. Specially curated by a talented small team of artists and makers, 'Come Together' was shot on London's iconic Brick Lane, featuring classic Flare Street flares and exclusive designs. We are head … Continue reading Flare Street X MOOF: ‘Come Together’

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection Sean Doherty of Handel & Hendrix runs through a selection of records from Jimi Hendrix's personal collection, from Ravi Shankar to The Red Crayola... Words by Sean Doherty Jimi Hendrix’s music is most often categorised as Psychedelic Rock. It’s true that his use of ground-breaking guitar effects, ambient overdubs … Continue reading Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

  Words by Armin Enayat Close your eyes and step out of the boundaries, get into the dark in a kaleidoscopic world of being, where you float through the black hole of feelings and life experiences on a very deep personal level. Sometimes poetic, sometimes surrealistic, Hip To The Jag — as Kavus Torabi's debut … Continue reading Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing

  Words by Grey Malkin Dark Leaves, the autumnal and haunting vehicle for the muse of Penzance's Patrick Aston, has already gifted a singularly effective and enduring debut album 'Grey Stone in the Wood', a spectral and affecting tableaux of woodland folk. Reviewing that release for MOOF Magazine, this listener was reminded of the gentle yet powerful work … Continue reading EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing

EP Review: Cowboy Suite Deluxe – Riders

Words by Lady Godiva Joe James Boyle lives in London but his mind wanders over 5000 miles away, flying over the scenic landscapes of the wild West. This dreamer's music encompasses the whole cowboy pack: an outlaw mind and a broken heart obsessing over femme fatales, his guitar playing is as loaded as a gun … Continue reading EP Review: Cowboy Suite Deluxe – Riders