Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Words by Elvis Thirlwell A work ethic nothing short of remarkable has enabled Matt Berry to forge a musical career every bit as prolific and successful as his acting one. Aside from writing and performing in numerous TV comedies - Snuff Box, The I.T Crowd, Toast of London (the list goes on), Berry has accrued … Continue reading Album review: Matt Berry – Gather Up (Box Set)

Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

Album artwork by Nicola Giunta Words by Alexandra Mason A mind melting blend of multiple genres into one intergalactic soundscape, Ookii Gekkou is the latest release from London-based experimental band Vanishing Twin.  After forming in 2015 through a mutual love of unusual instruments and vintage vinyl, Vanishing Twin set out to achieve a synaesthetic approach … Continue reading Album review: Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Words by Lady Godiva Beware, an earth tremor of epic magnitude has come to shake our planet, hail Black Cat Revue! Back with their new EP The Ballad of Django & Fuzz, these hell raisers emerge from another dimension to feast on our mere mortals' ears.  In its human form, this four-piece is based in … Continue reading EP review: Black Cat Revue – The Ballad of Django & Fuzz

Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Words by Grey Malkin Adam Geoffrey Cole is probably best known for the albums he released with various choice contributors under the banner of Trappist Afterland, who have become a byword for some of the most genuinely exciting, ambitious and innovative psych folk over the last decade. Whether considering 2016’s ornate and detailed ‘God’s Good … Continue reading Album review: Adam Geoffrey Cole – Fallowing

Album review: Rokurokubi – Iris, Flower of Violence

Album artwork Words by Grey Malkin Brighton based psychedelic folk duo Rokurokubi (Rose and Edmund) first emerged in 2019, as if out of the pages of a copy of Perrault’s 'Fairy Tales', or from somewhere deep within Lewis Carrol’s imagination, with their debut recording ‘Saturn in Pisces’. An elaborately adorned, paisley patterned masterclass in wyrd … Continue reading Album review: Rokurokubi – Iris, Flower of Violence

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

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: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Words by Grey Malkin In the deep of the forest, in the shadows and the copses, something is calling. Something distinctly otherworldly, something wyrd, tinged with both magic and melancholy. The Grey Stone in the Wood, which emerged on the splendid Reverb Worship label last summer, is now singing through the fallen leaves and broken branches on … Continue reading Album review: Dark Leaves – Grey Stone In The Wood

Album review: Automatic – Signal

Words by Lady Godiva Automatic hail from the scorching sun of Los Angeles but have no problem portraying the coldness of 1980s Britain. Stepping on this avant-garde three-piece's territory brings instant shivers to the listener from the razor sharp, brooding yet suave atmosphere they create, brimming with sexual tension and cabin fever. Not surprising for … Continue reading Album review: Automatic – Signal

Album review: Youth Of America – YOA Rising

Words by Grey Malkin Rising from the ashes of the recently and sadly deceased Trembling Bells (one of the finest psych folk bands of recent times), bassist Simon Shaw has assembled erstwhile Bells guitarist and drummer Mike Hastings and Alex Neilson, alongside members of fellow Glaswegian outfits Boss Hogg, Belle And Sebastian and Lucky Luke, … Continue reading Album review: Youth Of America – YOA Rising