Swallow – Mayflower Madame (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Psych-Noir? That’s a phrase that I haven’t heard before but it sums up what is going on here perfectly. The first half of the phrase describes Mayflower Madame’s hazy and intense textures perfectly, the second part their dark sonic designs. I’m not sure who first thought of the label but they deserve a medal, probably... Continue Reading →

The Heliocentrics launch Burning Wooden Ship

London-based The Heliocentrics have long stirred a bewitching brew of funk, jazz, psych and library influences. Labelled by Pitchfork as “a live-band culmination of every obsessive hip-hop-era producer's drive to fall deeper into a rabbit hole of the previously unheard”, the band’s far-reaching influence meant a natural knock-on in being cited by hip-hop royalty: namely,... Continue Reading →

Desert Mountain tribe hit the road

London based alternative/indie rock trio Desert Mountain Tribe released their second album, ‘Om Parvat Mystery’, in June. Co-produced by the band with James Aparicio, it was recorded in London and the Faroe Islands.    The band play a handful of UK shows in September as they continue to promote the new album, prior to heading off to mainland Europe where they will spend much... Continue Reading →

Orions Belte share new single ‘Joe Frazier’

Orions Belte have released a final preview ahead of their debut album 'Mint' which is out via Jansen on August 17th. The single Joe Frazier' begins bluesy but fuses dreamy-indie vocals to soundtrack the surreal video, created by Steph Hope. Louder (Team Rock) described the video as "all jerkily-drawn scenes of urban dread and psychedelic angst​". The last single to... Continue Reading →

Yehan Jehan releases new single Future Ringtone

Written, recorded and produced himself, Yehan Jehan's new single ‘Future Ringtone’ is the work of an assured craftsman with a preferred set of sonic parameters. Born in London to Bosnian parents, the 24 year old’s handsomely scuffed vocals and inventive melodies are met with a rhythmic vocabulary that draws equally and naturally from psych rock, funk and soul. A sublime... Continue Reading →

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