Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva How immersive can a record sleeve be? Gaze into Daisy Rickman's debut album cover and you will get a tantalizing introduction to her work.  A moonlit sky and while the first quarter is watching over her, a fairy like character, is spreading daisies all over like spells.  At further … Continue reading Album review: Daisy Rickman – Donsya a’n Loryow

Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Source: album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Paul Roland should need no introduction, his position as a major mover in the underground psych scene from the 1980s onwards led fellow traveller Robyn Hitchcock to describe him as ‘the male Kate Bush’, with barque chamber folk albums such as Cabinet of Curiosities and eclectic psych jewels such … Continue reading Album review: Paul Roland & Mick Crossley – Through The Spectral Gate

Interview: Automatic at Levitation France

Interview by Lady Godiva In June, I attended Levitation France in Angers, which is twinned with Austin, TX. It’s a smaller festival that incorporates a good selection of smaller local bands as well as up and coming and well established artists. This year’s edition was set outdoors at Le Chabada and we were mostly blessed … Continue reading Interview: Automatic at Levitation France

Album review: Zeuk – Minutes

Words by Grey Malkin Zeuk, aka Cardiff based psychedelic poet and musician Marc Roberts, has been pursuing a highly creative and boldly singular vision since 2013’s debut Zeuk on the Reverb Worship label. A melding of hushed, alluring acid folk and dark Peter Hammill-like emotive power, the album immediately announced Roberts as a cornerstone of … Continue reading Album review: Zeuk – Minutes

Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Described by Stewart Lee as ‘vast chalk hills of sound’, the Brighton-based Oddfellow’s Casino have, in their own words, ‘quietly been releasing albums since 2002’, and have since amassed a cornucopia of electronically hued psychedelic folk. The ensemble’s central figure - songwriter, author and broadcaster David Bramwell - has … Continue reading Album review: Oddfellow’s Casino – Prince of the Starry Wheel

Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Originally a three piece, NYC's sexiest offspring since New York Dolls emerged from the dirt and glam of The Big Apple just under a decade ago with their debut Trash Glamour and have been shaping up their sound ever since. Right after the promising Songs from the Land of … Continue reading Album review: Beechwood – Sleep Without Dreaming

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)

Band to Watch: Large Plants

Large Plants' Jack Sharp MOOF's band to watch are Large Plants, the new project of Wolf People's Jack Sharp. Started during a song-writing and recording frenzy during the 2020 lockdown while psych-folk luminaries Wolf People were on hiatus, Sharp played and recorded all instruments for the songs on the forthcoming album. In the summer of … Continue reading Band to Watch: Large Plants

Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

Ben Chasny Interview by Gareth Thompson American guitarist Ben Chasny is a modern psych maestro whose work ranges from pastoral acoustics to a dark electric energy. The mainstay behind Six Organs Of Admittance, he also plays with numerous side projects including Comets On Fire. A true innovator, his music can unleash an ecstatic power, an … Continue reading Psyched To Meet You: Ben Chasny

Frankie and the Witch Fingers share new single, Cookin’

Featured image credit: @devonbristolshaw LA based psych-rockers Frankie and the Witch Fingers are back with their brand new single, Cookin', released October 15th through Greenway Records and The Reverberation Appreciation Society. A boisterous concoction of 60s psych and heavy rock, Frankie and the Witch Fingers are proving to be a band at the forefront of … Continue reading Frankie and the Witch Fingers share new single, Cookin’