Album of the week: Just a Poke (1970)

Would recommend if you’re a fan of: Frank Zappa, Santana, Gong, Budgie Words by Vanessa Pettendorfer This brightly coloured eye-catcher of an album cover is a striking example of the album as a whole; sleeve design, title, band name and music fit symbolically together, so that every part indicates the other ones. Even those epic [...]

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 2

In this second column, connoisseur of psychedelic curiosities, Jack Hopkin, runs through some key recommendations - from Skip Bifferty and Mort Garson, to Jethro 'Toe' and John Fahey.

Album of the week: Definition (1968)

Would recommend if you're a fan of: The Growing Concern, Apple, H.P. Lovecraft, Clear Light, Sunforest Words by Matt Kessler In 1968, New York band, Chrysalis, released their only album, “Definition.” Beckoning back and forth from being musically jovial, to heartbreaking, the lyrical abilities of the band were something to be envious of. The band [...]

Artist Spotlight: Grigory Grebennikov

Grigory Grebennikov is a 22-year-old psychedelic poster-artist, based in Leeds. He attended an art school in Sochi, Russia, for a few years, and pursued art at secondary school. However, he got distracted by other things such as sports and music, and went on to study engineering at university. His recent drive for art came to [...]