Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Words by Grey Malkin Adam Geoffrey Cole is probably best known for the albums he released with various choice contributors under the banner of Trappist Afterland, who have become a byword for some of the most genuinely exciting, ambitious and innovative psych folk over the last decade. Whether considering 2016’s ornate and detailed ‘God’s Good … Continue reading Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Album Review: The Shadracks – From Human Like Forms

Words by Lady Godiva Intriguing band names are few and far between but Brits do it better. If you haven't heard of The Shadracks, make sure to right that wrong. Shadrack is a name of Babylonian origin which literally means Command of Aku, the Moon God. Shadrack was one of the three Hebrew captives who … Continue reading Album Review: The Shadracks – From Human Like Forms

Album review: Hill – Metaflections

Words by Grey Malkin Hill, Brighton based Pete Piskov's avant-psych project, have been issuing some of the most inventive and creatively free music upon the underground since their eponymously titled debut in 2016. Several missives have followed; not least 2020's 'Into Outta This World' and its sister release 'Into This Outer World', which saw Hill … Continue reading Album review: Hill – Metaflections

Band to watch: Melin Melyn

Words by Melanie Xulu Welsh wizards Melin Melyn have caught our attention with their eye-catching artwork and Gorky's-esque neo-psych and folk sounds. Switching frequently from Welsh to English (sometimes mid-song) their tracks are filled with oddball humour and general charming nonsense... in that effortless Syd Barrett way. Melin Melyn are quickly gaining momentum as a … Continue reading Band to watch: Melin Melyn

Album review: Leave Your Body Behind – Post Mortem Paradise

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva Leave Your Body Behind, a misleading dark name for a band that sounds surprisingly mellow. A closer look at their sophomore album title Post Mortem Paradise also contrasts with the initial austerity and one is led to a land with no skeletons in the closet indeed, but merely … Continue reading Album review: Leave Your Body Behind – Post Mortem Paradise

Album review: Hooveriii – Water For The Frogs

Source: Album artwork Words by Lady Godiva 2021, a space odyssey: Space travellers Hooveriii are back with their second ignition and have expanded their sonic palette since their debut record, released in 2018. The five piece from Los Angeles has crafted a powerful space rocket fuelled with a magic potion of krautrock and jazzy pop, … Continue reading Album review: Hooveriii – Water For The Frogs

Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Three years after their 2017 sophomore release, The Peacers have once again returned to us with a third album Blexxed Rec - a golden artillery of dazzlingly experimental sounds. With such an eclectic and tantalising array of influences from Glam rock, to Baroque to Garage fusion, ‘Blexxed Rec’ … Continue reading Album review: The Peacers – Blexxed Rec

Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva About half a century after Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder's shamanic adventures, The Dharma Bums, New Bums surfaced whilst kicking their heels in San Francisco, reinventing bohemian life and releasing their debut in 2014. After a long time on the road interrupted by the pandemic, this year welcomes … Continue reading Album review: New Bums – Last Time I Saw Grace

Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

Source: album artwork Words by Alexandra Dominica Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble - something wicked this way comes. LA based psychedelic devils Frankie and The Witch Fingers, have come steaming out of their time capsule and back into the psych community household at 4am, knocking over all the heirlooms and … Continue reading Album review: Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters

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