Psyched To Meet You: Vinyl Williams

Photo credit: Laura Moreau Interview by Brandon Pestano We discuss origins, inspirations, magic and mysteries with visionary musician and artist Lionel Williams of the Los Angeles based celestial-pop band, Vinyl Williams. Their six studio albums: Lemniscate (2012), Into (2015), Brunei (2016), Opal (2018), Azure (2020) and Cosmopolis (2022) have been described as 'retro-futurism', fusing esoteric themes … Continue reading Psyched To Meet You: Vinyl Williams

Celebrating the Artists behind the Welsh Language Music Scene: Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) at Ara Deg

Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) handbook front/back cover Words by Melanie Xulu From the 25th to 28th August, music and arts festival Ara Deg takes place at Neuadd Ogwen, a community arts centre in Bethesda, on the edge of Snowdonia in North Wales. Curated by Gruff Rhys, the festival is a celebration of music … Continue reading Celebrating the Artists behind the Welsh Language Music Scene: Swyn Sain (The Sights of Sain) at Ara Deg

Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva How immersive can a record sleeve be? Gaze into Daisy Rickman's debut album cover and you will get a tantalizing introduction to her work.  A moonlit sky and while the first quarter is watching over her, a fairy like character, is spreading daisies all over like spells.  At further … Continue reading Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album review: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Words by Grey Malkin Cardiff’s Marc (Zeuk) Roberts continues his exploration of the wyrd and wonderful corners of both psych folk and baroque pop with Ghost of Clone, an ambitious and highly satisfying book and album pairing that exemplifies Robert’s uniquely creative and distinctive approach. Following on from recent Zeuk missives Crow Spanner and Minutes (where … Continue reading Album review: Marc Roberts – Ghost Of Clone

Tabernacle release new single Siúil A Rún

Single artwork Words by Melanie Xulu San-Franciscan folkies Walker Phillips and Caira Pairvel recently decided to swap out their soft and tender acoustic guitar sound for something much heavier and louder, forming Tabernacle. An outfit once described as "Fairport Convention meets Cream". That's not to say the pair have dismissed their love of folk music … Continue reading Tabernacle release new single Siúil A Rún

Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Paul Roland should need no introduction, his position as a major mover in the underground psych scene from the 1980s onwards led fellow traveller Robyn Hitchcock to describe him as ‘the male Kate Bush’, with barque chamber folk albums such as Cabinet of Curiosities and eclectic psych jewels such … Continue reading Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Interview: Automatic at Levitation France

Interview by Lady Godiva In June, I attended Levitation France in Angers, which is twinned with Austin, TX. It’s a smaller festival that incorporates a good selection of smaller local bands as well as up and coming and well established artists. This year’s edition was set outdoors at Le Chabada and we were mostly blessed … Continue reading Interview: Automatic at Levitation France