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

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

‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Image credit: Diane Sagnier Melanie Xulu chats to Melody's Echo Chamber ahead of the release of her third album, Emotional Eternal. MOOF: How does this record differ to your previous two? Melody Prochet: I think it's different because it's arisen from the echoes of silence. I've been sitting in silence, not playing or listening to … Continue reading ‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

Ben Chasny Interview by Gareth Thompson American guitarist Ben Chasny is a modern psych maestro whose work ranges from pastoral acoustics to a dark electric energy. The mainstay behind Six Organs Of Admittance, he also plays with numerous side projects including Comets On Fire. A true innovator, his music can unleash an ecstatic power, an … Continue reading Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

An interview with Constantine

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

Q&A with New Bums’ Ben Chasny and Donovan Quinn

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

Life in Lockdown with: Oli Burslem

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

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

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

An interview with Kvasar

MOOF Magazine chat to Swedish jazz/prog/psych five-piece Kvasar, ahead of their London gig at Helgi's bar (Hackney) this Thursday. MOOF: Are you excited to play London?  Kvasar: Yes! Many of our biggest inspirations are from England, and started their career in London. So in a sense it’s like coming home, walking our own path but … Continue reading An interview with Kvasar