Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Words by Kathleen Savage  In strange and uncertain times, we are reminded that the beauty of spring still continues all around us; Wax Machine’s ‘Earthsong of Silence’ fell to the earth at a time of turbulence and chaos, it serves as a gentle reminder that music and art will keep on breathing and thriving through … Continue reading Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Words by Grey Malkin Alex Rex is the vehicle for the restless muse of Alex Neilson, former Trembling Bells band leader and drummer with Josephine Foster, Jandek, Current 93 and myriad others in the psych folk and experimental spheres. With ‘Andromeda’, his third solo release, Neilson charts what he describes as ‘two years spent in … Continue reading Album review: Alex Rex – Andromeda

Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

  The Hare and Hoofe Helgi's, London 29th February 2020 Words by Melanie Xulu Photographs by Jeff Pitcher To celebrate one hundred issues of the much-loved Shindig! Magazine, madcap minstrels The Hare and Hoofe took to the best occult rock bar in London town, Helgi's. Geared up in personalised boiler suits and war paint, the fearful fivesome opened … Continue reading Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

Album review: The Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

Words by Lady Godiva Perpetually enlightening us mere mortals with their transatlantic constellation, British troubadours The Hanging Stars are back with a solid third record as intriguing as its sepia artwork, giving the lure of a bygone era whilst being rooted in today's troubled times. Still wearing their influences on their sleeves in the wisest … Continue reading Album review: The Hanging Stars – A New Kind Of Sky

Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Words by Grey Malkin The recent demise of Trembling Bells was a sad loss in psychedelic folk circles, their Fairport hued and ambitious, questing albums a beacon of folk rock light in these dark times. It is therefore heartening to know that bassist Simon Shaw has gathered fellow Bell’s guitarist Mike Hastings and drummer Alex … Continue reading Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Words by Grey Malkin In the deep of the forest, in the shadows and the copses, something is calling. Something distinctly otherworldly, something wyrd, tinged with both magic and melancholy. The Grey Stone in the Wood, which emerged on the splendid Reverb Worship label last summer, is now singing through the fallen leaves and broken branches on … Continue reading Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

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

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”

An interview with Captain Süün

Clare Thornton chats to Nathan McLaren-Stewart and Luciano  from Captain Suun, the garage-psych Bristolians played Astral Fest earlier this month, have been touring with L.A.'s Levitation Room, and recently released their brand new single 'Sound Of The Sky'. Interview by Clare Thornton MOOF: Firstly, if you could all give yourselves a little introduction that would be great. Nathan: … Continue reading An interview with Captain Süün