Music Video Premiere: Walker Phillips – “Bottles of Glass”

Words by Melanie Xulu MOOF Magazine are delighted to share with you the brand new music video for “Bottles of Glass”, from San-Francisco based psych-folkie Walker Phillips' forthcoming album God's Eye. We have been a fan of Walker's musical creations since we first heard his delightful debut album My Love Sunday in 2018. We hope this … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: Walker Phillips – “Bottles of Glass”

Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

Words by Lady Godiva The 'last of the English cowboys', as his debut record title stated, is back with a new collection of songs in the same vein: soulful, stripped down, poetic, far from any trend and just retaining the essence of proper rock'n'roll songwriting. The real deal. 'Of Darker Plains' captures the misadventures and … Continue reading Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

Band to watch: The Fruitcakes

Words by Melanie Xulu Starting out as a trio in 2011,  Gdansk-based Polish neo-psych outfit The Fruitcakes have since expanded their line up and discography, having released their exceptional third album 'Into The Sun' last month. Made up of Jakub Zwolan on electric guitar, Przemyslaw Bartos on bass, Luki Tymanski on drums and Tomasz Zietek on vocals, the band have a colourful and interesting history; Luki is the oldest son of film … Continue reading Band to watch: The Fruitcakes

Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Words by Kathleen Savage  In strange and uncertain times, we are reminded that the beauty of spring still continues all around us; Wax Machine’s ‘Earthsong of Silence’ fell to the earth at a time of turbulence and chaos, it serves as a gentle reminder that music and art will keep on breathing and thriving through … Continue reading Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Words by Grey Malkin Alex Rex is the vehicle for the restless muse of Alex Neilson, former Trembling Bells band leader and drummer with Josephine Foster, Jandek, Current 93 and myriad others in the psych folk and experimental spheres. With ‘Andromeda’, his third solo release, Neilson charts what he describes as ‘two years spent in … Continue reading Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Album review: The Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

Words by Lady Godiva Perpetually enlightening us mere mortals with their transatlantic constellation, British troubadours The Hanging Stars are back with a solid third record as intriguing as its sepia artwork, giving the lure of a bygone era whilst being rooted in today's troubled times. Still wearing their influences on their sleeves in the wisest … Continue reading Album review: The Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Words by Grey Malkin The recent demise of Trembling Bells was a sad loss in psychedelic folk circles, their Fairport hued and ambitious, questing albums a beacon of folk rock light in these dark times. It is therefore heartening to know that bassist Simon Shaw has gathered fellow Bell’s guitarist Mike Hastings and drummer Alex … Continue reading Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Words by Grey Malkin In the deep of the forest, in the shadows and the copses, something is calling. Something distinctly otherworldly, something wyrd, tinged with both magic and melancholy. The Grey Stone in the Wood, which emerged on the splendid Reverb Worship label last summer, is now singing through the fallen leaves and broken branches on … Continue reading Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Album review: Automatic – Signal

Words by Lady Godiva Automatic hail from the scorching sun of Los Angeles but have no problem portraying the coldness of 1980s Britain. Stepping on this avant-garde three-piece's territory brings instant shivers to the listener from the razor sharp, brooding yet suave atmosphere they create, brimming with sexual tension and cabin fever. Not surprising for … Continue reading Album review: Automatic – Signal