Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas

It's that time of year again! People won't stop banging on about the John Lewis Christmas advert, 'late night shopping' is doing your head in, and you've probably eaten your body weight in mince pies and chocolate selection boxes... Whilst many of us celebrate this strange tradition, it turns out, it's probably a little stranger than we … Continue reading Santa Claus the Magic Mushroom & the Psychedelic Origins of Christmas

EP Review: Flare Voyant – ‘Flare Voyant’

Words by Ava Pearl If you were to ask me what EP of 2017 I believed had the most firepower, I would have to say, without a doubt, Flare Voyant's self-titled release. This EP has everything a groovy rock n’ roller could ask for, from politics to love, and most importantly, major sex appeal! Even … Continue reading EP Review: Flare Voyant – ‘Flare Voyant’

Album review: Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales

  I first discovered Finnish psychedelic rock band, Jess and the Ancient Ones when I heard their psychedelic doom drenched cover of the song "Long and Lonesome Road" by Shocking Blue. The heavy riffs that they added and the faster tempo brought a contemporary feel to the song from 1968. Upon hearing their original track "Astral … Continue reading Album review: Jess and the Ancient Ones – The Horse and Other Weird Tales

Album review: The Serpent Power (1967)

In a never ending stream of West Coast flavored psychedelic music, it's only inevitable that bands impressive as The Serpent Power would become buried beneath the surface of the musical saga of the 60's. With the majestic vocals of Tina Meltzer included, it's beyond astounding that this group never truly received the recognition they deserved. … Continue reading Album review: The Serpent Power (1967)

MAGIC BUS ON THE MOOF RADIO SHOW

A very big thank you to the wonderful people of Magic Bus for coming on the MOOF radio show and playing an absolutely magical set! If you missed it live you can listen to the show on our Mixcloud here TRACKLISTING; Peak Impressions and Thoughts - The Freeborne  Tinkerbell's Mind - The Glitterhouse I'm Not Like Everybody … Continue reading MAGIC BUS ON THE MOOF RADIO SHOW

MOOF ISSUE NO.2 AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

40+ PAGES OF THE GROOVIEST ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS ON PSYCHEDELIC MUSIC, FILM, CULTURE, AND ART… PRE-ORDER HERE FREE MOOF POSTCARD INCLUDED COVER STORY: EXCLUSIVE MARK FRY INTERVIEW; Front cover photograph by Colin Vallance “Psychedelic-folk luminary, Mark Fry, talks about his musical beginnings, the making of acid-folk masterpiece ‘Dreaming With Alice’, his experience in Italy during … Continue reading MOOF ISSUE NO.2 AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

Album review: The Smoke – It’s Smoke Time (1967)

In a vast sea of psychedelic-pop creations from the year 1967, The Smoke stand tall and proud. As they should, since their sound is one that will surreptitiously stick itself to the eardrums of any unknowing listener. A good chunk of that stems from lead singer Mick Rowley’s enticing vocals, which were very unique for the … Continue reading Album review: The Smoke – It’s Smoke Time (1967)

Artist spotlight: Dawn Aquarius

MOOF chats to psychedelic artist, DJ, owner of Cosmik Folly, and far-out flower child, Dawn Aquarius, about her groovy artwork and inspirations... MOOF: How did you get into 60's music, art, etc? Is it something you've always been around? DA: I suppose I grew up in it, by way of my parents. My dad has always … Continue reading Artist spotlight: Dawn Aquarius

Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence

I'm always particularly impressed by albums that seem to exist in a vacuum, that create their own unique and inimitable atmosphere. Even more impressive is when this is achieved with minimal studio trickery but rather through the instrumental talent of it's creators. This is the case with the new Lost Harbours album, 'Towers of Silence', … Continue reading Album review: Lost Harbours – Towers of Silence