Book review: Brunt Boggart by David Greygoose

Words by Grey Malkin Brunt Boggart, written by Northampton author and poet David Greygoose, is aptly subtitled 'a tapestry of tales', for within the pages can be found numerous dark legends, Arcadian myths, lost fairy tales and stories drenched in folklore, all expertly woven and weft into a larger and ongoing narrative; that of the journey of the protagonist Greychild. … Continue reading Book review: Brunt Boggart by David Greygoose

Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Ghostbox Records present: Beautify Junkyards, Sharron Kraus & The Focus Group (DJ) at Cafe Oto (London) 26th October 2018 Live photographs by Alice Peillon Words by Gareth Thompson In her essay, Tactile Sensibility, the renowned weaver Anni Albers stated: ‘All progress, so it seems, is coupled to regression elsewhere.’ Writing back in 1961, Albers feared we were becoming insensitive and should … Continue reading Live review: Beautify Junkyards & Sharron Kraus at Cafe Oto

Live review: Factory De Joie and MOOF Magazine present ‘A Playground of Psychedelia’

Words by Kathleen Savage I don’t know about you, but I often find myself romanticising about being around in a different era, what it must’ve been like to be a sweaty face in the crowd at the infamous UFO Club in the 1960’s; well, as I stepped through the doors at The Victoria in Dalston … Continue reading Live review: Factory De Joie and MOOF Magazine present ‘A Playground of Psychedelia’

Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow

  Words by Grey Malkin Sharron Kraus should be a name that is familiar to all lovers of psych and modern acid folk. For the last 16 or so years she has tirelessly been releasing classic and timeless wyrd folk both under her own name and with contemporaries and friends such as fellow United Bible … Continue reading Album review: Sharron Kraus – Joy’s Reflection Is Sorrow

A Place to Dwell: Folk Musicians Support Southend YMCA

  Words by Grey Malkin Now this is something very special indeed. A compilation of some of the main players in the current folk and wyrd/psych scenes curated by Diana Collier, whose name should be familiar to any aficionados of her previous band, the excellent The Owl Service. Put together in aid of Southend YMCA … Continue reading A Place to Dwell: Folk Musicians Support Southend YMCA

Album review: Drinks – Hippo Lite

Words by Gareth Thompson St Hippolyte Du Fort in southern France lies almost due north of Montpellier. (Hippo Lite… you get it?) Trace a line south-east from there and you’ll land in Aix-en-Provence, where Nick Drake spent some of his happier times, smoking and busking. Drake once recorded with the French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, though … Continue reading Album review: Drinks – Hippo Lite

Album review: Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light

    Words by Dane Harrison With dim light, dawn treading, where one sees only the main elements and movements, shapes of form you follow with intent, but beneath the surface, twirling and turning is the body, pulling the main rotaries. The electric veins dancing on the silhouetted back bone of the dim light. This, … Continue reading Album review: Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light

EP review: Wax Machine – The This

Words by Ava Pearl It's definitely a treat to report on such an interesting group like Brighton-based band, Wax Machine. As of the release of their latest EP, 'The This', there are seven members in the group, though the lineup is flexible. Currently there is Freddie on vocals, sax and synth, Izzi on vocals and flute, … Continue reading EP review: Wax Machine – The This

Album review: Love Machine – Times To Come

Words by Dane Harrison Love Machine are on a mission to spread the word of LOVE to the world and beyond on their sun-soaked procession of peace. ‘Times to come’ the third record from the eternal groovers, released earlier this month on Unique Records, is an airy, gently paced swinger leading you from the sunken-kraut-rock … Continue reading Album review: Love Machine – Times To Come

Album review: Beautify Junkyards – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Words by Kathleen Savage Acid-tinged six-piece, Beautify Junkyards, are set to release their third album, 'The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards', this Friday 9th March on Ghost Box Records. Led by João Branco Kyron on vocals and keyboards, Rita Vian on vocals and synth, João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass, Antonio Watts on drums, … Continue reading Album review: Beautify Junkyards – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards