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

Album review: Twink – Think Pink III

In the decades that follow an artist’s introduction into the musical world, it is not an easy task to remain exceptionally adept when it comes to making songs. More often than not, it can be a struggle to listen to an artist’s creation that has been made generations after they initially rose to fame. However, Twink … Continue reading Album review: Twink – Think Pink III

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

“Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe is a bucolic place populated by gnomes and faeries, stocked with musky muskets and antiquated leather bound volumes in ancient tongues. A village green with a resident town crier (yours truly) shouting old news over the clopping cobbled streets. In other words, a column dedicated to recommendations from the peak of the … Continue reading Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

Alone in the Wilderness: Troubadourial Transmissions from after Sundown

Words by Paul Hillery There seem to be a good many records in the vinyl ether being described as Loner, Downer or Outsider Folk. While I wouldn’t be as presumptuous to think I could define what those terms actually mean, I can say with some certainty that the tracks below may well fall into one … Continue reading Alone in the Wilderness: Troubadourial Transmissions from after Sundown

Band to watch: The Liquorice Experiment

It's been a while since we've done a 'band to watch' piece, but every now and then a new band comes along that you simply just want everyone to hear and everyone to love! One of those bands we are extremely grateful to have stumbled across are the terrifically groovy Liquorice Experiment. Based in London, this … Continue reading Band to watch: The Liquorice Experiment

EP Premiere: Flare Voyant – Seeds Of The Flamboyant

MOOF are delighted to premiere the latest release from London based but 'borderless' band, Flare Voyant - a group fast approaching the forefront of London's burgeoning neo-psych scene. The tracks on this EP were recorded long before their previous release, and have now finally come to the surface. In fact, these songs are what turned legendary … Continue reading EP Premiere: Flare Voyant – Seeds Of The Flamboyant

Album review: Lake Ruth – Birds of America

Words by Gareth Thompson Lake Ruth aren’t the first band to evoke those neon nights when our need for affection, or connection, grips deepest. But this New York act, formed in 2015 by Hewson Chen, lends its own twist to rock’s long and heartsore history. Key to their sound is vocalist Allison Brice, whose giddy … Continue reading Album review: Lake Ruth – Birds of America

the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin

Cut and paste collage artist and founder of the Brooklyn Collage Collective, Morgan Jesse Lappin, speaks to MOOF about his artwork and some exciting upcoming projects… MOOF: Why collage? How did you get into collage in the first place? MJL: I started making collage art because it was my way of coming up with designs … Continue reading the weird and wonderful collages of morgan jesse lappin

Read Your Book And Lose Yourself… ‘You Know What You Could Be: Tuning Into The 1960s’

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’

Album review: The Citradels – God Bless

As we now have our musical minds firmly adjusted into 2018, it is time for our brains to accumulate all of the magically astonishing vibes that 'God Bless' contains. The sounds found on this album are a breath of fresh air, from a world where the oceans rise up and transform into trees, and the moon … Continue reading Album review: The Citradels – God Bless