Category Archives: neo-psychedelic

Little Billy Died –  Strangely Alright  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I made the point before when the wonderful All of Us Are Strange found itself under my reviewing pen but I’ll say it again, Strangely Alright are the perfect sonic storm of the sound of the past being rebranded for … Continue reading

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Crimen release six years in the making debut album

Silent Animals may be the debut album from Italian trio Crimen, but it arrives over a decade into their career. Simone Greco (bass, voice, sound engineering) and Patrizio Strippoli (guitars, voice) formed the band in the Centocelle district of Rome in … Continue reading

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The Third Sound release Photographs video

The Third Sound is the project of Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson who used to play in cult Reykjavik rock’n’roll bandits Singapore Sling and currently plays in Brian Jonestown Massacre. Now residing in Berlin with a fleshed-out live line-up, The Third … Continue reading

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Natural Causes –  Anton Barbeau (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

You can tell a man, they say, by the company he keeps. Okay, hardly the most up to date cliche to kick off a 2018 music review with but apt none the less. Apt because the mercurial Anton keeps excellent … Continue reading

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Television Personalities –  Bud Collins Trio (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music is a mirror to be held up to the world around it, to reflect one issue or another, to point at things, to raise questions. Television Personalities does just this, and okay it may not pose a direct question … Continue reading

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Teenager Payback –  Cuthbert (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

As one of those jaded journo’s that you always hear about, I guess I’m always looking to fit music into easy pigeon-holes, to stick a label on it and keep things in nice tidy demarcated genres. That said, some of … Continue reading

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Lauren Ruth Ward debuts video for Blue Collar Sex Kitten

Lauren Ruth Ward’s video for “Blue Collar Sex Kitten” premiered today. The video pulls viewers into a dreamlike sequence as Ward unleashed her mesmerizing rock n’ roll swagger on an eclectic cast of characters including local LA DJs, bandmates and … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXII : All of Us Are Strange – Strangely Alright (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Although it is easy to see, and indeed hear, where Strangely Alright is coming from, the band does far more than the pedal past glories of their record collection, which I’m sure contains its fair share of Beatles, Kinks and … Continue reading

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Gut Splinter –  Nova Flares (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Even if the current zeitgeist wasn’t already highly receptive to the dreamscapes and shoegazing explorations of past heroes and current torch bearers, this debut single by Jason Wagers solo project Nova Flares would still have caught the ear of the … Continue reading

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Schism –  On The Wane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the music which, often to the chagrin of the artists in question, became known as gothic was born out of the post-punk crucible, part the echoing of early punk urges, part embracing the electronic experiments that futurists and Blitz … Continue reading

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