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: 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: 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

EP Review: Cowboy Suite Deluxe – Riders

Words by Lady Godiva Joe James Boyle lives in London but his mind wanders over 5000 miles away, flying over the scenic landscapes of the wild West. This dreamer's music encompasses the whole cowboy pack: an outlaw mind and a broken heart obsessing over femme fatales, his guitar playing is as loaded as a gun … Continue reading EP Review: Cowboy Suite Deluxe – Riders

Album review: The Eighteenth Day Of May – S/T Retrospective

Words by Alexandra Dominica Today we are living in a time outside of time. Unusual circumstances befall us in the creative community and nothing is as it seems. Still as a result of this anomalous pause in history we have learned a great deal about ourselves and we can see that something new is ready … Continue reading Album review: The Eighteenth Day Of May – S/T Retrospective

Music Video Premiere: Walker Phillips – “Bottles of Glass”

Words by Melanie Xulu MOOF Magazine are delighted to share with you the brand new music video for “Bottles of Glass”, from San-Francisco based psych-folkie Walker Phillips' forthcoming album God's Eye. We have been a fan of Walker's musical creations since we first heard his delightful debut album My Love Sunday in 2018. We hope this … Continue reading Music Video Premiere: Walker Phillips – “Bottles of Glass”

Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

Words by Lady Godiva The 'last of the English cowboys', as his debut record title stated, is back with a new collection of songs in the same vein: soulful, stripped down, poetic, far from any trend and just retaining the essence of proper rock'n'roll songwriting. The real deal. 'Of Darker Plains' captures the misadventures and … Continue reading Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains