Album review: Automatic – Signal

Words by Lady Godiva Automatic hail from the scorching sun of Los Angeles but have no problem portraying the coldness of 1980s Britain. Stepping on this avant-garde three-piece's territory brings instant shivers to the listener from the razor sharp, brooding yet suave atmosphere they create, brimming with sexual tension and cabin fever. Not surprising for … Continue reading Album review: Automatic – Signal

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An interview with Kvasar

MOOF Magazine chat to Swedish jazz/prog/psych five-piece Kvasar, ahead of their London gig at Helgi's bar (Hackney) this Thursday. MOOF: Are you excited to play London?  Kvasar: Yes! Many of our biggest inspirations are from England, and started their career in London. So in a sense it’s like coming home, walking our own path but … Continue reading An interview with Kvasar

Music Video Premiere: Woody Green – “Alchemy”

MOOF Magazine are over the moon to premiere the brand new music video for “Alchemy”, from London based singer-songwriter Woody Green's upcoming EP. Nostalgic and beautiful, the music video is made up of video tape clips from Woody Green's childhood growing up in rural Ireland, where he feels a lot of the music he creates stems from … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: Woody Green – “Alchemy”

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

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