Album review: Drinks – Hippo Lite

Words by Gareth Thompson St Hippolyte Du Fort in southern France lies almost due north of Montpellier. (Hippo Lite… you get it?) Trace a line south-east from there and you’ll land in Aix-en-Provence, where Nick Drake spent some of his happier times, smoking and busking. Drake once recorded with the French chanteuse Françoise Hardy, though … Continue reading Album review: Drinks – Hippo Lite

Album review: Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light

    Words by Dane Harrison With dim light, dawn treading, where one sees only the main elements and movements, shapes of form you follow with intent, but beneath the surface, twirling and turning is the body, pulling the main rotaries. The electric veins dancing on the silhouetted back bone of the dim light. This, … Continue reading Album review: Minami Deutsch – With Dim Light

Album review: Love Machine – Times To Come

Words by Dane Harrison Love Machine are on a mission to spread the word of LOVE to the world and beyond on their sun-soaked procession of peace. ‘Times to come’ the third record from the eternal groovers, released earlier this month on Unique Records, is an airy, gently paced swinger leading you from the sunken-kraut-rock … Continue reading Album review: Love Machine – Times To Come

Album Review: Green Seagull – Scarlet Fever

Source: album artwork by Sara Gossett Words by Gareth Thompson Sitar chords, colour therapy, a grieving lover and a most unusual comma. “Paint It, Black” has spawned many theories and appraisals since its 1966 release. Now adding to the pile comes Green Seagull, a new London act with a fine flair for psych songs. Their … Continue reading Album Review: Green Seagull – Scarlet Fever

Album review: Beautify Junkyards – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Words by Kathleen Savage Acid-tinged six-piece, Beautify Junkyards, are set to release their third album, 'The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards', this Friday 9th March on Ghost Box Records. Led by João Branco Kyron on vocals and keyboards, Rita Vian on vocals and synth, João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass, Antonio Watts on drums, … Continue reading Album review: Beautify Junkyards – The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards

Album review: Twink – Think Pink III

In the decades that follow an artist’s introduction into the musical world, it is not an easy task to remain exceptionally adept when it comes to making songs. More often than not, it can be a struggle to listen to an artist’s creation that has been made generations after they initially rose to fame. However, Twink … Continue reading Album review: Twink – Think Pink III

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

“Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe is a bucolic place populated by gnomes and faeries, stocked with musky muskets and antiquated leather bound volumes in ancient tongues. A village green with a resident town crier (yours truly) shouting old news over the clopping cobbled streets. In other words, a column dedicated to recommendations from the peak of the … Continue reading Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 12

Album review: The Citradels – God Bless

As we now have our musical minds firmly adjusted into 2018, it is time for our brains to accumulate all of the magically astonishing vibes that 'God Bless' contains. The sounds found on this album are a breath of fresh air, from a world where the oceans rise up and transform into trees, and the moon … Continue reading Album review: The Citradels – God Bless

Album review: The Baroques (1967)

In some dark and desolate woods somewhere in the western hemisphere, an individual in their late 20’s turns on their record player, with the intent to have a pleasant time through the gripping power of music. What they find, as they turn the volume up to the highest possible decibels that their musical machine can … Continue reading Album review: The Baroques (1967)

Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 10

“Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe is a bucolic place populated by gnomes and faeries, stocked with musky muskets and antiquated leather bound volumes in ancient tongues. A village green with a resident town crier (yours truly) shouting old news over the clopping cobbled streets. In other words, a column dedicated to recommendations from the peak of … Continue reading Jack Hopkin’s Curiosity Shoppe, No. 10