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

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EP Premiere: The Liquorice Experiment – Here And Now

MOOF favourites The Liquorice Experiment are a four piece band who sound more like they've time travelled from the West Coast in the 60's than modern day London.  They've recently released their second EP of 2019, Here and Now, recorded in Fish Studios and produced by Ed Deegan (Holly Gollightly,The Flaming Stars, Oh! Gunquit) Make sure … Continue reading EP Premiere: The Liquorice Experiment – Here And Now

Album review: Youth Of America – YOA Rising

Words by Grey Malkin Rising from the ashes of the recently and sadly deceased Trembling Bells (one of the finest psych folk bands of recent times), bassist Simon Shaw has assembled erstwhile Bells guitarist and drummer Mike Hastings and Alex Neilson, alongside members of fellow Glaswegian outfits Boss Hogg, Belle And Sebastian and Lucky Luke, … Continue reading Album review: Youth Of America – YOA Rising

Music Video Premiere: “Berliner Grotesk” – Anton Barbeau

MOOF Magazine are delighted to premiere the brand new music video for "Berliner Grotesk", from Berlin based psychedelic singer-songwriter Anton Barbeau's latest album, out today and available to order here. On the making of the music video, Barbeau states: The video for "Berliner Grotesk" came together suddenly, after months of vague planning! We'd intended to … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: “Berliner Grotesk” – Anton Barbeau

Album review: Jack Hues & The Quartet ft. Syd Arthur – Nobody’s Fault But My Own

  Words by Gareth Thompson Back in 2010, emerging Canterbury psychsters Syd Arthur joined forces one night with hybrid-jazz band Jack Hues And The Quartet. A stone’s throw from Canterbury Cathedral, in the Orange Street Music Club, the two acts played a medley of Soft Machine pieces, rearranged part of a Stravinsky violin concerto, then … Continue reading Album review: Jack Hues & The Quartet ft. Syd Arthur – Nobody’s Fault But My Own

Album review: Lucille Furs – Another Land

Words by Lady Godiva Ladies and gentlemen, take a break from this planet of perpetual sorrow and these sour times of regression to embark on a kaleidoscopic journey in sound. Your spaceship has been endowed with an effective time machine but you will hear new pieces of music to refresh your mind. Our trip will … Continue reading Album review: Lucille Furs – Another Land

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

Music Video Premiere: The Small Breed – “One Of A Kind”

MOOF Magazine are delighted to be premiering the brand new music video for "One Of A Kind" by Dutch psychedelic five-piece, The Small Breed. The track is taken from their debut EP, released earlier in December and available from Bickerton Records. Here's what the group had to say about the making of the video: "We shot … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: The Small Breed – “One Of A Kind”

Green Seagull Christmas Single Review

Words by Jack Hopkin So you’re preparing your groovy seasonal playlist, and, being the hip scenester you (no doubt) are, you’re enlisting the services of trivialised troubadours, under-appreciated underdogs and misprized minstrels. The chilly chanteuses with their hidden gem recordings, commonly eschewed and neglected in favour of yet more airplay for Wham! and Wizzard.  Steeleye … Continue reading Green Seagull Christmas Single Review

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