Album review: The Drama Kings – Batcave

Source: album artwork Words by Lady Godiva “Release the bats! Release the bats! Pump them up and explode the things.” Nearly four decades after The Birthday Party's "Release The Bats'”, the mystical creatures of darkness are still an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Fun fact, Batcave was recorded at Swamp Land, another reference to the iconic … Continue reading Album review: The Drama Kings – Batcave

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection Sean Doherty of Handel & Hendrix runs through a selection of records from Jimi Hendrix's personal collection, from Ravi Shankar to The Red Crayola... Words by Sean Doherty Jimi Hendrix’s music is most often categorised as Psychedelic Rock. It’s true that his use of ground-breaking guitar effects, ambient overdubs … Continue reading Eclectic Ladyland: Jimi Hendrix’s record collection

Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

  Words by Armin Enayat Close your eyes and step out of the boundaries, get into the dark in a kaleidoscopic world of being, where you float through the black hole of feelings and life experiences on a very deep personal level. Sometimes poetic, sometimes surrealistic, Hip To The Jag — as Kavus Torabi's debut … Continue reading Album review: Kavus Torabi – Hip To The Jag

Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

Words by Lady Godiva The 'last of the English cowboys', as his debut record title stated, is back with a new collection of songs in the same vein: soulful, stripped down, poetic, far from any trend and just retaining the essence of proper rock'n'roll songwriting. The real deal. 'Of Darker Plains' captures the misadventures and … Continue reading Album review: Oliver Shaw – Of Darker Plains

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

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 of the week: Axe Music (1969)

Featured image: Axe Would recommend if you're a fan of: Kak, Tea Company, Ant Trip Ceremony, Ford Theatre, Jefferson Airplane Back in 1969, psychedelic music had already been exposed to the masses for a number of years. In fact, many major recording artists of the time that had previously experimented with music in the psychedelic vein, had already moved … Continue reading Album of the week: Axe Music (1969)