Album review: The Smoke – It’s Smoke Time (1967)

In a vast sea of psychedelic-pop creations from the year 1967, The Smoke stand tall and proud. As they should, since their sound is one that will surreptitiously stick itself to the eardrums of any unknowing listener. A good chunk of that stems from lead singer Mick Rowley’s enticing vocals, which were very unique for the … Continue reading Album review: The Smoke – It’s Smoke Time (1967)

An interview with Fogbound

Words by Kristin Thomas Rare is it, when I’m driving I hear a song that forces me to pull my car over in order to give it my full attention. “Could it be?”  Is a question I ask myself when a current band is gracing my ears with a psychedelic sound, with anticipation that each … Continue reading An interview with Fogbound

Artist spotlight: Dawn Aquarius

MOOF chats to psychedelic artist, DJ, owner of Cosmik Folly, and far-out flower child, Dawn Aquarius, about her groovy artwork and inspirations... MOOF: How did you get into 60's music, art, etc? Is it something you've always been around? DA: I suppose I grew up in it, by way of my parents. My dad has always … Continue reading Artist spotlight: Dawn Aquarius

Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

I'm always particularly impressed by albums that seem to exist in a vacuum, that create their own unique and inimitable atmosphere. Even more impressive is when this is achieved with minimal studio trickery but rather through the instrumental talent of it's creators. This is the case with the new Lost Harbours album, 'Towers of Silence', … Continue reading Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood

Mark Fry and Friends, Sir Plastic Crimewave & Sara Gossett, Alisha Sufit (Magic Carpet), Dan Davies (Wolf People) September 27th 2017 The Betsey Trotwood, London A sign by the door immediately grabs my attention, it reads “Astral folk this way --> Comedy that way<--" A tough choice, but tonight I'm here for the astral folk. … Continue reading Live review: Mark Fry & Friends at the Betsey Trotwood

Classic album review: Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1968)

On a planet where many people throughout the course of history never got their dues, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera are a perfect example. Exuding extreme talent throughout the album, one would wonder why they never made it big. What can I say? Life is unfair sometimes. These guys deserved to be more famous than they … Continue reading Classic album review: Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera (1968)

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 6

Jack Hopkin's sixth 'curiosity shoppe' column; in this edition he recommends the likes of Pearls Before Swine and Dr. John, The Night Tripper, to Neon Pearls and Julie Driscoll and the Brian Auger Trinity...