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”

MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Words by Melanie Xulu With a lot of us stuck at home and with more spare time on our hands during these scary and uncertain times, I've compiled a list of films I always seem to find myself returning to, from Walkabout to Withnail & I. Hopefully there are a few things amongst this list … Continue reading MOOF Magazine’s Lockdown Film Recommendations

Band to watch: The Fruitcakes

Words by Melanie Xulu Starting out as a trio in 2011,  Gdansk-based Polish neo-psych outfit The Fruitcakes have since expanded their line up and discography, having released their exceptional third album 'Into The Sun' last month. Made up of Jakub Zwolan on electric guitar, Przemyslaw Bartos on bass, Luki Tymanski on drums and Tomasz Zietek on vocals, the band have a colourful and interesting history; Luki is the oldest son of film … Continue reading Band to watch: The Fruitcakes

Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Words by Kathleen Savage  In strange and uncertain times, we are reminded that the beauty of spring still continues all around us; Wax Machine’s ‘Earthsong of Silence’ fell to the earth at a time of turbulence and chaos, it serves as a gentle reminder that music and art will keep on breathing and thriving through … Continue reading Album review: Wax Machine – Earthsong of Silence

Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

  The Hare and Hoofe Helgi's, London 29th February 2020 Words by Melanie Xulu Photographs by Jeff Pitcher To celebrate one hundred issues of the much-loved Shindig! Magazine, madcap minstrels The Hare and Hoofe took to the best occult rock bar in London town, Helgi's. Geared up in personalised boiler suits and war paint, the fearful fivesome opened … Continue reading Live review: Celebrating The Shindig! Centenary – With The Hare And Hoofe

Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Words by Grey Malkin The recent demise of Trembling Bells was a sad loss in psychedelic folk circles, their Fairport hued and ambitious, questing albums a beacon of folk rock light in these dark times. It is therefore heartening to know that bassist Simon Shaw has gathered fellow Bell’s guitarist Mike Hastings and drummer Alex … Continue reading Review: Youth Of America – The Bop Showaddy E​.​P

Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

Words by Lady Godiva Pursuing his musical ventures with familiar companion Will Young (Beak>), Jack Cooper from the former indie rock supergroup Ultimate Painting is back with a more introspective outfit, expanding his canvas with a collection of beguiling sonic tapestries, wrapped in bottomless melancholy. A very fitting autumnal record which insinuates itself into your … Continue reading Album review: Modern Nature – How To Live

An interview with Kvasar

MOOF Magazine chat to Swedish jazz/prog/psych five-piece Kvasar, ahead of their London gig at Helgi's bar (Hackney) this Thursday. MOOF: Are you excited to play London?  Kvasar: Yes! Many of our biggest inspirations are from England, and started their career in London. So in a sense it’s like coming home, walking our own path but … Continue reading An interview with Kvasar

Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Words by Gareth Thompson American author Justin Hopper once attended a May morning ceremony at Chanctonbury Ring on the Sussex Downs. In his mystic travelogue The Old Weird Albion he wrote, “It was raining, chilly… almost no one was watching. By earthly standards, not a great gig.” Hopper, though, knew this wasn’t the point. The … Continue reading Live review: The state51 Conspiracy presents ​​​​A Midsummer Night’s Happening with Ghost Box and Trunk Records

Album review: Anton Barbeau – Berliner Grotesk

Words by Gareth Thompson A native son of California, it’s arguably his European influences that have shaped Anton Barbeau’s music the most. Steeped in psych-rock and underground club-tronica, his work blends an unerring ear for melody with a zany eye for poetry. Maybe his finest hour came in 2018 on Natural Causes, a record that … Continue reading Album review: Anton Barbeau – Berliner Grotesk