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

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