Album review: Alula Down – Postcards From Godley Moor, Summer 2020

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Alula Down, Hereford's Mark Waters and Kate Gathercole, have been at the forefront (alongside compatriots Sproatly Smith) of their locale's 'weirdshire' scene and accompanying series of mini festivals that have showcased the likes of Trappist Afterland, David Colohan and In Gowan Ring. Over the last five years they have … Continue reading Album review: Alula Down – Postcards From Godley Moor, Summer 2020

Album review: David Ian Roberts – From the Harbour

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Humility, sincerity and introspective. Just three of many words that can be used to describe David Ian Roberts’ captivating new album From The Harbour, another mesmerising and welcomed contribution to the British folk scene. The third of his releases under UK Independent label Cambrian Records following the widely praised … Continue reading Album review: David Ian Roberts – From the Harbour

Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

Album artwork by Stephen Titra Words by Grey Malkin Hailing from Chicago, Constantine's debut album, 2015's 'Day of Light', was a welcome reminder that acid and psychedelic folk was still being made with the creativeness, left field ambition and careful craft that first arose in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Indeed, Constantine recommends his music to … Continue reading Album review: Constantine – In Memory Of A Summer Day

Album review: The Left Outsides – A Place To Hide

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Rising from the ashes of the much missed Eighteenth Day of May, The Left Outsides have quietly but consistently and effectively built their reputation as one of the UK's finest and most intriguing folk acts. Consisting of vocalist, viola and harmonium player Alison Cotton (whose solo releases on labels … Continue reading Album review: The Left Outsides – A Place To Hide

Album review: Anton Barbeau – Manbird

Album artwork Words by Gareth Thompson Anton Barbeau has described Manbird as a “Jungian travelogue of memories, dreams and reflections.” Actually most of Barbeau’s back catalogue would’ve had the Swiss psychologist in bits, given the songwriter’s fondness for symbolism, complexes, quarrels with the subconscious and suchlike. Inspired by the cult film Lady Bird, set in … Continue reading Album review: Anton Barbeau – Manbird

Album review: Green Seagull – Cloud Cover

Album cover artwork by Sara Gossett Words by Alexandra Dominica Ah psych-pop...Harpsichords, sitars, fuzz guitars, reverse recording, and Beach Boys harmonies married together with pop, culminating in gorgeous melodically ornate songs. Hailing from London’s underground neo-psych scene, the baroque honey-drenched Green Seagull return from the ether again bringing us a myriad of delights in their … Continue reading Album review: Green Seagull – Cloud Cover

Album review: The Blank Tapes – Look Into The Light

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica With a name like "The Blank Tapes" you’re hard pressed to know what to expect. However, the name belongs to perhaps one of the most exciting Californian bands in the psychedelic rock community. Far removed from their blushing summertime Superbloom EP, Look Into The Light comes gushing from a … Continue reading Album review: The Blank Tapes – Look Into The Light

Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Following the untimely demise of the colourful country psych band Ultimate Painting, Jack Cooper returns again with Modern Nature, something of a curious but delightful anomaly in the scene whose experimentally abundant sounds reside in both bucolic folk, jazz fusion and indie spaces. Joining Cooper, we have a collaboration … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – Annual

Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

  Words by Armin Enayat Close your eyes and step out of the boundaries, get into the dark in a kaleidoscopic world of being, where you float through the black hole of feelings and life experiences on a very deep personal level. Sometimes poetic, sometimes surrealistic, Hip To The Jag — as Kavus Torabi's debut … Continue reading Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing

  Words by Grey Malkin Dark Leaves, the autumnal and haunting vehicle for the muse of Penzance's Patrick Aston, has already gifted a singularly effective and enduring debut album 'Grey Stone in the Wood', a spectral and affecting tableaux of woodland folk. Reviewing that release for MOOF Magazine, this listener was reminded of the gentle yet powerful work … Continue reading EP review: Dark Leaves – Forest Flowing