Album review: Girl Skin – Shade is on the Other Side

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Sid Simons drew attention to his promising songwriting abilities in his other band Beechwood whilst subsequently releasing his first EP Lovemore in 2018. Fronting the six piece- evocatively named Girl Skin- 2020 marks the year of his first full length release Shade Is On … Continue reading Album review: Girl Skin – Shade is on the Other Side

Album review: Belbury Poly – The Gone Away

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Ghost Box is a label that has become synonymous with a certain sound and aesthetic; when we think of acts such as The Advisory Circle, Belbury Poly or The Focus Group the tinted, 70’s hued sleeve art of in-house artist Julian House immediately springs to mind, as does an … Continue reading Album review: Belbury Poly – The Gone Away

Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album artwork Words by Rhys Jones Australia’s prolific acid folk troubadour Adam G. Cole returns with the third instalment of gnostic folk album (and his 9th overall). If the rumours are true this may well be his final album under the Trappist Afterland guise but from the songs on offer here (solo compositions and collaborations) … Continue reading Album review: Trappist Afterland – Seaside Ghost Tales

Album review: Nilson – Here & Now

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin It has been two years since Barcelona-based German musician, Nilson, released the haunting, acid folk hued ‘News From Nowhere’ (reviewed here at MOOF), a strikingly creative and inspired work that blended newly recorded music with samples from obscure and long lost albums from the 60s and 70s. This approach … Continue reading Album review: Nilson – Here & Now

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