Album review: Tim Bernardes – Mil Coisas Invisíveis

Words by Gareth Thompson At a Brazilian music festival in 1966, the audience openly jeered spoony balladeers or complex composers. Sérgio Ricardo was deemed the latter and his number ‘Beto Bom de Bola’ got roundly heckled. Despite the song being critical of Brazil’s dictatorship, its melody and orchestration were too intricate for mass approval. Ricardo … Continue reading Album review: Tim Bernardes – Mil Coisas Invisíveis

Psyched To Meet You: Vinyl Williams

Photo credit: Laura Moreau Interview by Brandon Pestano We discuss origins, inspirations, magic and mysteries with visionary musician and artist Lionel Williams of the Los Angeles based celestial-pop band, Vinyl Williams. Their six studio albums: Lemniscate (2012), Into (2015), Brunei (2016), Opal (2018), Azure (2020) and Cosmopolis (2022) have been described as 'retro-futurism', fusing esoteric themes … Continue reading Psyched To Meet You: Vinyl Williams

Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica As a contrast to the more lo-fi releases of yesteryear such as the rustic Moon Zero and folksy Moon Egg Yama Warashi have emerged from their creative chrysalis with Crispy Moon, a much more understated yet majestic contribution to their magical opus.  Having ventured from the world of experimental … Continue reading Album review: Yama Warashi – Crispy Moon

‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Image credit: Diane Sagnier Melanie Xulu chats to Melody's Echo Chamber ahead of the release of her third album, Emotional Eternal. MOOF: How does this record differ to your previous two? Melody Prochet: I think it's different because it's arisen from the echoes of silence. I've been sitting in silence, not playing or listening to … Continue reading ‘I became much more alive with motherhood’, Melody’s Echo Chamber on Emotional Eternal

Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Words by Elvis Thirlwell A work ethic nothing short of remarkable has enabled Matt Berry to forge a musical career every bit as prolific and successful as his acting one. Aside from writing and performing in numerous TV comedies - Snuff Box, The I.T Crowd, Toast of London (the list goes on), Berry has accrued … Continue reading Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

Album artwork by Nicola Giunta Words by Alexandra Mason A mind melting blend of multiple genres into one intergalactic soundscape, Ookii Gekkou is the latest release from London-based experimental band Vanishing Twin.  After forming in 2015 through a mutual love of unusual instruments and vintage vinyl, Vanishing Twin set out to achieve a synaesthetic approach … Continue reading Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Words by Lady Godiva Beware, an earth tremor of epic magnitude has come to shake our planet, hail Black Cat Revue! Back with their new EP The Ballad of Django & Fuzz, these hell raisers emerge from another dimension to feast on our mere mortals' ears.  In its human form, this four-piece is based in … Continue reading EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Album review: The Cleaners From Venus – Penny Novelettes

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Rose ‘Penny Novelettes’ is the brand new release and latest jewel to add to the crown of The Cleaners From Venus, aka Martin Newell, whose timeless tales of provincial life, love and all points in between have firmly established his work in the great tradition of English singer-songwriters.  Drawing on … Continue reading Album review: The Cleaners From Venus – Penny Novelettes

Album review: Babe Rainbow – Changing Colours

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Ah, Babe Rainbow. Who could forget our darling neo-psych boys from down under? This brand new record has us moving through from Byron Bay to the nexus of sound and music mecca - Laurel Canyon in the 70s.  It’s been a while, we’ve missed them and boy are … Continue reading Album review: Babe Rainbow – Changing Colours

Band to watch: The Fruitcakes

Words by Melanie Xulu Starting out as a trio in 2011,  Gdansk-based Polish neo-psych outfit The Fruitcakes have since expanded their line up and discography, having released their exceptional third album 'Into The Sun' last month. Made up of Jakub Zwolan on electric guitar, Przemyslaw Bartos on bass, Luki Tymanski on drums and Tomasz Zietek on vocals, the band have a colourful and interesting history; Luki is the oldest son of film … Continue reading Band to watch: The Fruitcakes