Renowned psychedelic historian and fervent Stringhead, Andy Roberts, reviews 'You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s' by Mike Heron & Andrew Greig... Words by Andy Roberts The Incredible String Band were, I’d suggest, unarguably, the Ur-psychedelic folk band. Following Robin Williamson’s sojourn in Morocco and Clive Palmer’s overland odyssey to Afghanistan in 1965, … Continue reading Read Your Book And Lose Yourself… ‘You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s’
It's that time of year again! People won't stop banging on about the John Lewis Christmas advert, 'late night shopping' is doing your head in, and you've probably eaten your body weight in mince pies and chocolate selection boxes... Whilst many of us celebrate this strange tradition, it turns out, it's probably a little stranger than we … Continue reading Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas
50 years on from the Summer of Love, Heidi Cavanaugh writes about Haight Ashbury & The Love Generation
Grey Malkin, known for creating spectacularly spooky Wyrd folk via The Hare and The Moon, runs through some of his all-time favourite acid folk records...
A look at LSD Underground 12, a little-known avant-garde psychedelic album released in 1966, and the earliest known album featuring musicians recording while under the effect of LSD
Mixed media artist Ollie Clixby talks folk-horror, shamanism, Devon, and David Lynch...As a practicing 'hauntologist' and revivalist of folk horror, Oliver themes much of his work around 'the past' and the culturally collective specters which haunt our present. He graduated from University of Westminster, with a BA(hons) in Contemporary Media Practice. Originally intent on becoming a film director, he would instead broaden his mediums and utilise them symbiotically, in order to allow for creative independence and a resulting idiosyncratic style.
Rhy Jones of welsh-speaking folk-horror tinged hauntology band, Wermod, runs through some of the most curious Welsh language records.
Celebrating the life of bisexual singer-songwriter, pianist, and women’s-rights activist, Laura Nyro, as part of pride month