Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

Words by Lady Godiva Pursuing his musical ventures with familiar companion Will Young (Beak>), Jack Cooper from the former indie rock supergroup Ultimate Painting is back with a more introspective outfit, expanding his canvas with a collection of beguiling sonic tapestries, wrapped in bottomless melancholy. A very fitting autumnal record which insinuates itself into your … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

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Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)

MOOF Magazine are delighted to premiere the brand new single from London based folk-rock outfit, Great Silkie. Take an exclusive listen to 'I Don't Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)’ ahead of its release this Friday on Crocodile Records, as part of their new Digital Singles Club. Written and arranged by ex-Voyeurs guitarist … Continue reading Single premiere: Great Silkie – I Don’t Know How To Say I Love You (These Days)

Album review: Nilson – News From Nowhere

Words by Grey Malkin One fine summer morn last August, quite quietly, there slipped out some News From Nowhere. Like an old, hazy photograph stirring a sense of compelling and nostalgic melancholia, or a chance find of a discarded, unlabelled cassette tape from another time and place bringing back some half-forgotten memories, this was welcome … Continue reading Album review: Nilson – News From Nowhere

Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

Take a trip with this magical all vinyl mix of unknown and obscure psych folk gems specially curated by Martin Dahl of Arkivet Podcast for MOOF Magazine.  Words by Martin Dahl Junior Parker – Tomorrow Never Knows (Groove Merchant, 1971) I’m no big fan of the bluesman Junior Parker but I really enjoy his great … Continue reading Arkivet Podcast MOOF Guest Mix – Only Dreaming

MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

1. KADHJA BONET Childqueen (Fat Possum Records) Kadhja Bonet’s music tingles your sixth sense and drips honey into the most bruised of ears. Rather an enigma, she claims to have been ‘born in 1784, in the backseat of a sea-foam green space pinto.’ For all that, her debut in 2016, The Visitor, revealed that a new … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Top 10 Albums of 2018

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

Faeland Announce Upcoming UK Tour Dates

Faeland are a contemporary DIY folk band from Bristol, UK, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core, they have recently released their debut album 'All My Swim' which blends deep folk tradition with a modern approach to folk music. The album is performed acoustically on guitars, vocals, eclectic percussion (water … Continue reading Faeland Announce Upcoming UK Tour Dates

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