Category Archives: psychedelia

Static Bloom – Hot Knives (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If the scope and style of music were expressed as a Venn Diagram, then at a point where funk, punk and psychedelia meet, you might not find many bands filling that intersection but it is definitely where The Hot Knives … Continue reading

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Wide Eyes –  Desert Mountain Tribe (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Desert Mountain Tribe landed in the public consciousness with a splash a couple of years ago as their debut album Either That or The Moon received critical plaudits and public acclaim from all who came into contact with its psych-rock … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Altered Hours release new EP and start European tour today

Irish band The Altered Hours release their new EP ‘On My Tongue’ today on Art For Blind/Penske Recordings. Clocking in at just 15 minutes, ‘On My Tongue EP’ is a window into the rock and roll heart of the group. Underneath … Continue reading

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In Trouble –  Joel Sarakula (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Whilst other artists try to create the future, attempt to build new genres, force musical styles together in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve, Joel Sarakula knows that there is a better way. He carefully sifts through the … Continue reading

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Chicken Wire –  Ash Gray (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It might seem incongruous to a Brit like me that a musician would give up Austin, Texas and relocate to Sheffield, England, even if they did do it via New York. Swapping the home of cosmic country and outsider musicality … Continue reading

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hERON –  hERON (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not only is hERON a long distance collaboration between musicians in Seattle and San Antonio, it is a collaboration between musical worlds, between eras and genres as well. At the core of these lovely, languid largely instrumentals is a trip-hop … Continue reading

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Orion  –  The Raft (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I always look forward to music coming from Phil Wilson and The Raft and the fact that their work rate is so vibrant means that you never have too long to wait for such musical treats. And why do I … Continue reading

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Shutting Down/Take Me Home –  Tombstones In Their Eyes (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was a time when music such as the cavernous and reverb laden sounds that Tombstones In Their Eyes made didn’t come on download, CD or even in the form of a live band. Instead it came in pill form, … Continue reading

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Swirl – Dead Vibrations (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Some time ago, out on a dark, lonely highway, an illicit meeting between the then members of My Bloody Valentine and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster met to discuss the matter of who would inherit the throne. They came up with … Continue reading

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