Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin London based Firefay have been quietly releasing their consistently engaging and unique takes on psychedelic folk for a number of years, delighting and bewitching in equal measure with releases such as 'Anointed Queen' (recorded with Alison O'Donnell of Mellow Candle and United Bible Studies) and the breathtaking 'The … Continue reading Album review: Firefay – Tales of Monsters and Fairies

Album review: The Left Outsides – Are You Sure I Was There?

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Alison Cotton and Mark Nicholas, The Left Outsides, follow quickly on the heels of their beautifully bleak live opus ‘A Place To Hide’ with a new long player, ‘Are You Sure I Was There?’, a considered and finely wrought masterwork that may well be their finest album to date. … Continue reading Album review: The Left Outsides – Are You Sure I Was There?

Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica There is a storm brewing in America at the moment - anger, passion, rebellion, disquietude - you might say it is a country on the precipice of a revolution. You might say, the music industry, community and the American people are indeed at their ‘wits end.’ This restlessness … Continue reading Album review: Garcia Peoples – Nightcap At Wits End

Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Burd Ellen, the duo of Gayle Brogan and Debbie Armour, return bearing Yule tidings with their sophomore effort ‘Says The Never Beyond’, a spellbinding collection of wintry folksong that 'occupies the liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of Britain and Ireland'. Similar to … Continue reading Album review: Burd Ellen – Says The Never Beyond

Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble - something wicked this way comes. LA based psychedelic devils Frankie and The Witch Fingers, have come steaming out of their time capsule and back into the psych community household at 4am, knocking over all the heirlooms and … Continue reading Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Buck Curran, one half of acclaimed psych folk duo Arborea alongside Shanti Deschaine, has also established himself as significant artistic force in his own right with a series of visionary albums that began with 2016’s ‘Immortal Light’. Weaving Robbie Basho-tinged raga with American primitive fingerpicking, subtle guitar drones … Continue reading Album review: Buck Curran – No Love Is Sorrow

Album review: The Drama Kings – Batcave

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva “Release the bats! Release the bats! Pump them up and explode the things.” Nearly four decades after The Birthday Party's "Release The Bats'”, the mystical creatures of darkness are still an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Fun fact, Batcave was recorded at Swamp Land, another reference to the iconic … Continue reading Album review: The Drama Kings – Batcave

Album review: Nick Jonah Davis – When the Sun Came

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Derbyshire based Nick Jonah Davis has become increasingly renowned and respected, both for his live work (with the likes of James Blackshaw, Jozef  Van Wissem and Alasdair Roberts), as well as appearances on albums by folk artists Sharron Kraus and Jim Ghedi. Most significantly, his previous four albums … Continue reading Album review: Nick Jonah Davis – When the Sun Came

Album review: Bobby Lee – Shakedown in Slabtown

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Anyone who's been to the desert in California knows what an experience it is in all regards: visually, sensorially and mentally. It is another universe on the edge of civilization that fuels your body and mind with its solar power and stupendous scenery. Any sunrise or sunset makes … Continue reading Album review: Bobby Lee – Shakedown in Slabtown

Album review: Bee Appleseed – Starflower’s Cosmic Soul

Source: album artwork Words by Armin Enayat In the middle of nowhere, some place beyond the veil of consciousness where life and death fuse together, Starflower's Cosmic Soul gives birth to a baby reborn out of a chaos. Described as psych-folk rock 'n' roll fulfilled with soulful ambience and dressed with the cool swagger of … Continue reading Album review: Bee Appleseed – Starflower’s Cosmic Soul