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

Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Three years after their 2017 sophomore release, The Peacers have once again returned to us with a third album Blexxed Rec - a golden artillery of dazzlingly experimental sounds. With such an eclectic and tantalising array of influences from Glam rock, to Baroque to Garage fusion, ‘Blexxed Rec’ … Continue reading Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

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

Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva About half a century after Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder's shamanic adventures, The Dharma Bums, New Bums surfaced whilst kicking their heels in San Francisco, reinventing bohemian life and releasing their debut in 2014. After a long time on the road interrupted by the pandemic, this year welcomes … Continue reading Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin London based Firefay have been quietly releasing their consistently engaging and unique takes on psychedelic folk for a number of years, delighting and bewitching in equal measure with releases such as 'Anointed Queen' (recorded with Alison O'Donnell of Mellow Candle and United Bible Studies) and the breathtaking 'The … Continue reading Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica There is a storm brewing in America at the moment - anger, passion, rebellion, disquietude - you might say it is a country on the precipice of a revolution. You might say, the music industry, community and the American people are indeed at their ‘wits end.’ This restlessness … Continue reading Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Burd Ellen, the duo of Gayle Brogan and Debbie Armour, return bearing Yule tidings with their sophomore effort ‘Says The Never Beyond’, a spellbinding collection of wintry folksong that 'occupies the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland'. Similar to … Continue reading Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

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

Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble - something wicked this way comes. LA based psychedelic devils Frankie and The Witch Fingers, have come steaming out of their time capsule and back into the psych community household at 4am, knocking over all the heirlooms and … Continue reading Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Buck Curran, one half of acclaimed psych folk duo Arborea alongside Shanti Deschaine, has also established himself as significant artistic force in his own right with a series of visionary albums that began with 2016’s ‘Immortal Light’. Weaving Robbie Basho-tinged raga with American primitive fingerpicking, subtle guitar drones … Continue reading Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow