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KELLY LEE OWENS – ” Inner Song “

Posted: December 4, 2021 in MUSIC

Kelly Lee Owens is well known for her extraordinary avant-garde approach to electronica, and on new album ‘Inner Song’ she does not disappoint. Exploring causes of personal pain and discovering resolution through an appreciation for natural beauty, the revealing record resonates with the listener and becomes a shared absolving of trauma.

Carefully crafted last winter, Owens spent a month hidden away in a studio to write and record what would become her second album with producer James Greenwood. The pair channelled the sound of freeform jazz which helped find both the direction of the record, and the name.

“I’m so grateful for him and his perspectives—he’s always thinking outside of the box. Those two words really reflect what it felt like to make this record. I did a lot of inner work in the past few years, and this is a true reflection of that.”

Kelly Lee Owens had carved out a distinctive style — a mix of Berlin techno, trip hop, ambient textures and elements from her shoegazer past — by the time of her 2017 debut album. With “Inner Song“, she refines that sound while expanding its horizons. It’s a confident album that finds her growing as a musician but also as a singer. Look no further than single “On,” which starts as a vulnerable ballad about moving past a bad relationship until the zippy synth hook eventually pulls the song out of the doldrums and into joyous, danceable freedom. The album swings between ethereal mood pieces and serious club music, with wonderful side trips to Wales (the woozy, psychedelic “The Corner of My Sky” with John Cale) and an instrumental cover of Radiohead’s “Arpeggi,” all with KLO’s signature pinging synth leads and gossamer voice holding it together like delicate, silken web.

‘Inner Song’ is released via Smalltown Supersound.

GEESE – ” Projector “

Posted: December 4, 2021 in MUSIC
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Five teenagers from Brooklyn, NYC with the ambition to make music by any means necessary. Friendship lies at the core of the post-punk project with the young members of Geese – vocalist Cameron Winter, guitarist Gus Green, guitarist Foster Hudson, bassist Dom DiGesu and drummer Max Bassin, meeting at high school and first recording in a home studio out of a basement.

Effortlessly cool and the best debut of 2021. Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their songs are born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. They began recording together with sneakers as mic stands and blankets draped over the amps, all within the afternoon following a school day, up until they ran the risk of noise complaints. Recently, they signed a record deal, so they are thinking about moving on from sneaker-laden mics and blanketed amps, but their musical ethos has not changed a bit.

Curiously alien, yet strangely familiar, the band’s debut album, “Projector“, is a product of five teenagers whose love of music touches every part of their lives: their restless anxiety about their futures, and their pent-up frustration with their present-a perspective all too familiar in today’s uncertain world. For fans of Television, The Strokes, Shame and The Feelies.

WET LEG – ” Chaise Longue “

Posted: December 3, 2021 in MUSIC

If this isn’t the catchiest song then I don’t know what would be. All I know is that I wish this song was 24 hours long and had 2000 verses. Already feeling a strong “Song of the Summer” vibe about this one.

So far Wet Leg‘s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers have only released one song, via the Domino Records label, and this is it. Amidst a night of hazy scenes in their native Isle of Wight, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers found themselves at the summit of a Ferris wheel. They decided to start a band. The band is called Wet Leg.

Arming themselves with guitars, a penchant for French disco, effervescent imaginations and a shared love of the The Ronettes and Jane Birkin, through to Ty Segall and Bjork, they set about making some recordings of their own. Is that a Faust sample loaded into their drum machine?
Wet Leg performed over various festivals this summer.

Wetleg just announced the release of their self titled debut album, which will be out on April 8th, 2022 via Domino. The duo have also shared two new songs, “Too Late Now” and “Oh No” with an accompanying music video for “Too Late Now.”

Teasdale explains “Too Late Now” in a press release: “It is about sleepwalking into adulthood. I never imagined that my adult life would look the way it does and I guess this song reflects on some of the pressures and pulls of life. Sometimes I get really inside my head and everything can feel very overwhelming. I think this song is about accepting that life can feel a bit shit from time to time. Maybe don’t indulge that thought too much though. Just take some time for yourself. Take a breath. Have a bath. It might make you feel a bit better.”

She adds, regarding the album: “I wanted to write fun songs, I didn’t want to indulge sad feelings too much, I wanted to write stuff that’s fun to listen to and fun to play. But then, the sad seeps through, as well. Wet Leg was originally just supposed to be funny. As a woman, there’s so much put on you, in that your only value is how pretty or cool you look. But we want to be goofy and a little bit rude. We want to write songs that people can dance to. And we want people to have a good time, even if that might not be possible all of the time.”

Wet Leg out now on Domino Recordings

KIM GORDON – ” Grass Jeans “

Posted: December 3, 2021 in MUSIC
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Kim Gordon shared a new track “Grass Jeans,” recorded with touring band members Sterling Laws, Sarah Register & Camilla Charlesworth and is the first new music since releasing her critically acclaimed solo debut, “No Home Record”. All proceeds from the month of December for the song will be benefiting Fund Texas Choice (formerly Fund Texas Women), a non-profit organization that pays for Texans’ travel to abortion clinics. The Fund was formed in response to the passage of Texas House Bill 2, which closed nearly 75% of over 40 Texan clinics in 2013 and 2014.

The closures were primarily in rural and low-income areas of the state, necessitating cost-prohibitive, time-wasting, and geographically-difficult travel for groups already facing financial obstacles to abortion.

The Vibrators

When a band like British punk icons The Vibrators, unearths a treasure trove of early demos from their early years as a band? They release it as a set of CDs for all of us to enjoy!. Punk Rock fans know that the best punk recordings are of the raw, rough, “quick! let’s get it on tape before we forget the chords” variety. Those are the recordings that come straight from the heart, capturing the fire of the song’s initial inspiration before it gets piled on and choked out with overdubs and studio gimmickry.

The Vibrators recently discovered a treasure trove of early demos from the band’s early years. – a discovery that has made punk aficionados and Vibrator fans hurriedly rewrite their letters to Santa this xmas. “The Demos 1976-1978” is truly a piece of punk rock history. This three-CD box set includes many of the songs that made The Vibrators a household name and influenced generations of punks to come.

Listen to these raucous versions of ‘We Vibrate’ and ‘Judy Says (Knock You In The Head)’ that are arguably even better than the versions that ended up on their major-label studio albums. Check out the incredible 1977 demo version of ‘Automatic Lover,‘ a song they would re-record for their 1978 album “V2″.

“I think demos are very important. You can look at the song and see how much more might need doing to it,” vocalist and primary songwriter Knox reveals.

“The demo often becomes a kind of signpost to the band to show how the song should be developed and finished. It is sometimes almost like another member of the band. It is available for all sorts of changes, but in the end, even if it’s your song, you are in a band and not doing a solo project.”

‘The Demos 1976-1978’ also contains several tracks that never made it onto any Vibrators studio album! Rumour has it that for the group’s final album, set for release next year, Knox, Eddie and the boys took one of these gems and polished it up for a proper release. But, until then, you can pre-order the box set, which comes in a clamshell box with a 12-page booklet of liner notes and rare photos, plus a button and guitar pick! Available everywhere not-so-fine punk rock is sold.

The Demos 1976-1978″ released December 10th

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Australian band “Gang Of Youths’ upcoming third album “Angel In Realtime” (and its accompanying tour) are already one of 2022’s most anticipated musical events. And in the lead-up, the band have been hard on the promo trail. One of Australia’s most exciting musical exports, Gang of Youths, makes their Late Show debut with this performance.

They’ve been playing a bunch of shows across Europe, the US, and their adopted UK, including opening for Sam Fender (did you catch their Bruce Springsteen cover?), and now they’ve turned in a performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

They brought a stirring rendition of their barrelling, cathartic ‘the Angel of 8th Ave.’. There’s swirling camera movements and simple, striking lighting but the focal point is obviously frontman Dave Le’uapepe, as he stalks and sways across the stage. This is hardly the band’s first time on US TV, and their popularity has ballooned in recent years overseas, but we’re still jealous thinking of any viewers who might be experiencing the dancing, charismatic Le’aupepe for the very first time. (The feeling must be close to seeing Future Islands’ iconic Letterman performance; ‘Who Is this guy!?’ )

We’re still getting crippling info that international audiences are enjoying the new Gangs live before Australia. With their track ‘The Angel of 8th Ave’ and the surprise EP, “Total Serene”. The band followed it up with a new single called ‘The Man Himself’. The Sydney-bred group have been teasing the track on socials and playing it in their Live shows for (very lucky) UK festival crowds lately, and the studio version shows them pushing to evolve their sound beyond the indie-rock arena anthems that’s made them so beloved.

For starters, there’s different textures going on, with piano and violin (from newest member Tom Hobden) foregrounded over breakbeat drum parts. Like all recent Gang of Youths material, ‘The Man Himself’ was recorded after the band relocated to London in 2017, in their own studio space in Hackney.

Lyrically, it’s a deeply personal mediation on grief and growth from Dave Le’aupepe, wrapped up with his late father, who died of cancer in 2018. His memory won’t be forgotten – ‘There’s a painting of you/And it hangs in our kitchen’ Dave sings – but it also reflects his struggle of making his way through the world without his old man. As the track winds down for a quieter passage, the frontman sings:

‘So take a single step at a simple pace/and the outward momentum will maybe unfu*k you in time
So comb your hair and clean your teeth/and dial back home at least or twice a week
And make sure that you see them more a lot more than I do with mine’

Angel In Realtime” is out 25th February, 2022. 

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Formed in 1977, X quickly established themselves as one of the best bands in the first wave of LA’s flourishing punk scene; becoming legendary leaders of a punk generation. In 2020 – they released their first new album in 35 years, “Alphabetland”. X’s 1983 release “More Fun in the New World“, their fourth and last record produced by Ray Manzerak.

It was their last LP that would stay true to their punk roots. Their previous three releases (1980’s “Los Angeles1981’s “Wild Gift” and 1982’s “Under the Big Black Sun“) gave us tales of a darker side of Los Angeles that was more Tom Waits and less Hollywood.

Along with The Germs, Black Flag and The Circle Jerks, X stood out amongst a sea of Southern California punk bands who had to constantly play gigs to get their music heard. Except for college radio and KROQ, punk had no home on the airwaves. This did not deter X from improving with each album release.

The anthemic album opener “The New World” is still powerful years later, as is the absolutely beautiful ballad “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts,” which perfectly captures the paranoid feeling of Reagan’s America in the ’80s.

More Fun in the New World” incorporates a rockabilly sound mixed in with insightful sociopolitical commentary to give X the best album in their catalogue. The album starts off with the folky, brilliant and still relevant “The New World,” a razor-sharp rebuke of Ronald Reagan’s presidency without even mentioning his name. Writer Michael H. Little once called the song “a savage spit in the eye of false promises—the only promises politicians make—and one of punk’s great protest songs.” If you’ve read a newspaper or watched the news at any point in the last couple of years, then you know how important and applicable this song is to today’s America.

It was better before, before they voted for What’s-His-Name / This was supposed to be the new world / It was better before, before they voted for What’s-His-Name / This was supposed to be the new world.

Like “The New World,” “We’re Having Much More Fun” features Exene Cervenka and bassist John Doe sharing lead vocals with excellent guitar work from Billy Zoom. It’s a tale of the seedier side of Los Angeles as only X could tell it. Their delivery is so compelling, you could imagine yourself sweating and boozing it up very late into the evening on a hot summer night.

In the hallways upstairs / Everyone hangs out the doors / And the silhouettes act obscene / Across from where we stay / We’re having much more fun / You don’t know where we’ve gone

X achieved new rough and rocking heights with the vicious “Devil Doll,” “Painting the Town Blue,” and “Make the Music Go Bang,” while returning once again to their retro ’50s roots with “Poor Girl”.

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“True Love” and “Poor Little Girl” are tales of the not-so-sweet-and-tender sides of love and romance. Cervenka and Doe, who were married at the time, took turns singing lead, with Cervenka taking on the former. She describes true love as the “the devil’s crowbar,” leading us to believe that she might have been better off not knowing what true love really is.

“Poor Little Girl” is Doe’s take on a relationship in which he can’t seem to do anything right and can’t figure out the source of his partner’s sadness. The guitar work of Zoom and drumming of D.J. Bonebrake is reminiscent of a sound you’d hear in a Bo Diddley song.

“Make the Music Go Bang” and “Breathless” are welcome returns to X’s uptempo sounds, with the latter standing out as one of the album’s highlights. With its cranked-up tempo and spot-on vocals by Cervenka, X’s cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Breathless” is hands down the best version of the song. The song begs to be played as loud as possible.

“I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” is a personal favourite of mine and maybe the only song I know of that addresses America’s sketchy foreign policy and lack of airplay for punk bands on the radio. Somehow, Doe and Cervenka make it work.

“Devil Doll,” ”Painting the Town Blue,” and “Hot House” bring the album back to a style more reminiscent of their previous releases and show off the underrated songwriting of Cervenka and Doe. Each of these songs is vastly different from each other but convey a sense of pathos without losing their edge. It’s great storytelling without the sappiness of a classic country music song. “Drunk in My Past,” if sung by any other classic rock outfit, would be just another song. The vocal style of Doe and Cervenka makes this song work so well.

“I See Red” is a fun and manic blast of punk rock at its best. It speeds along at a breakneck pace, not quite out of control. As you’re listening, you constantly wonder how it’s going to end and then suddenly you hear the sound of what might be hubcaps falling off of a car.

The LP ends with “True Love (Part 2),” a track that sounds nothing like anything else X had done until this point. It’s a fun, stream of consciousness track that does not take itself too seriously, and neither should you.

Released April 12th, 2019

ELBOW – ” Flying Dream 1 “

Posted: December 3, 2021 in MUSIC

Artists that have successfully and consistently achieved both quantity and quality across their recorded output are an increasingly endangered species these days. Elbow, however, unequivocally qualify as this rare breed of band. Since their formal introduction 20 years ago with their Mercury Prize shortlisted debut album “Asleep In The Back” (2001) through to their most recent triumph in 2019’s “Giants Of All Sizes“, the Manchester-bred quartet comprised of Guy Garvey, Pete Turner, and brothers Craig and Mark Potter have crafted revelatory records possessed of grace and gravitas in abundance.

Elbow delivered their heaviest album yet with 2019’s “Giants of All Sizes”, and now seem to have dialled things back for “Flying Dream 1″, each mellow track seems to diffuse into the next, and frontman Guy Garvey’s voice is a crooning comfort, as unhurried as the songs themselves. Even on their ninth studio album, Elbow’s lyrics are in tip-top shape, the more subdued sound allowing them the attention they deserve, “The Seldom Seen Kid“, the lushly orchestrated lead single “The Seldom Seen Kid” pays homage to the band’s fellow Manchester musician Bryan Clancy, who passed away in 2006. The multi-textured, organ-imbued ode to Garvey’s son “What Am I Without You” closes the album, with the proud father finding the purest form of solace and self-renewal in caring for another.

Propelled by Garvey’s signature penchant for the poetic and his bandmates’ enveloping soundscapes, Elbow’s songs traverse the deepest pangs of the human heart. They unravel as radiant reveries steeped in romance and recollection, nudging us, the listeners, to look further inward.

“We realized we were making a record free of the usual creative guidelines,” Garvey explains in an official statement. “We love patient, quiet, whole albums like the last Talk Talk records or John Martyn’s Solid Air and Bless the Weather, PJ Harvey’s Is This Desire?, Chet Baker Sings, the Blue Nile’s “Hats”, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love & Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks.

We’ve always written songs like this, but it felt natural to make an album that focuses on the gentler side of our music. There have been challenges, but through them writing together remotely was a lifeline. It’s bruised and wistful, nostalgic, and thankful. We’re so lucky that all our family and friends are safe. It’s about that love.”

The soothing “Is It A Bird” extends this imagery, replete with well-placed saxophone flourishes, while the shimmering love song “Six Words” reinforces Garvey’s ability to convey tenderness with substance, while avoiding the overly saccharine and superficially sentimental. “I’m part of everything again,” Garvey confides. “Look who loves me / Look who loves me, I know / I know the view from up on top of the world / Now I know your songbird soul / You bring my hands to my heart / You fling all my plans to the wind.”

True to the album’s name, the aerial motif is a pervasive and poignant one throughout the expanse of “Flying Dream 1″, signifying feelings of liberation as one seeks to escape—or at least navigate—the increasingly heavy weight of the world. The piano-driven title track introduces this recurring theme, as Garvey thoughtfully recalls his family upbringing in evocative reflections like “Fireflies rise / Spiralling up ’til we blanket the skies / Every neighbourhood sleepy wee dreamers / Over the hills at the edge of my knowledge.”

Unveiled today, the group’s ninth studio affair “Flying Dream 1” stays true to this proven pedigree. As has been par for the course for many musicians over the past 20 months, the project’s genesis took lockdown-mandated root in the respective home studios of the band’s four members. They subsequently convened at the Brighton Theatre Royal to refine and record the ten-track album, the experience of which was filmed for a complementary documentary. Relative to its immediate precursor (the aforementioned “Giants Of All Sizes“, which Garvey labelled “a dark record”), “Flying Dream 1″ captures a band that is arguably in a less troubled, more grateful state of mind, taking stock of the brighter sides of life in 2021. The album’s standout moments appear in its latter half, beginning with the atmospheric, stargazing stunner of a tune “Come On, Blue,” which finds the earnest Garvey astutely claiming that “Love transcends anything that ever ends.” The gently propulsive “The Only Road” unfolds as an anthem of self-recognition and contentment, as Garvey admits “I’ve never been so sure that I was right where I should be in my whole life.”

Elbow’s 9th studio album ‘Flying Dream 1’, featuring the singles ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’, ‘Six Words’ and title track ‘Flying Dream 1’ released today.

Recorded at Brighton’s Theatre Royal, the album is available on CD, vinyl

The Magnificent Seven is a new 5CD+DVD Waterboys box set that tells the story of the seven-piece line up from the Fisherman’s Blues 1989 tour through to the release of the band’s fifth album, “Room to Roam” in 1990. As well as the remastered “Room To Roam” album, this set contains more than 80 previously unreleased tracks over four additional CDs packed with demos, unreleased studio tracks, live and informal jams/sessions.

The DVD contains two complete 1989 audience films of Glastonbury Festival and Milan, home movies and professional footage at Spiddal House during the making of Room To Roam, plus films shot on Waterboys visits to Spiddal in 2010 and 2012.

There are two versions of The Magnificent Seven. The super deluxe edition is packaged in a 240-page book containing a 50,000-word narrative by Mike Scott telling the full story of The Waterboys seven-piece band, a collection of previously unseen photos, track notes by all band members, maps, lyrics, manuscripts, and other archival memorabilia. The book slots into a rigid slipcase (approximately 288 x 255mm).

The box set covers a particularly fertile period for the band – from spring 1989 to summer 1990 – when the band’s core line-up of Mike Scott (vocals, guitars, piano), Steve Wickham (fiddle/mandolin/organ), Anto Thistlethwaite (saxophone/mandolin) Colin Blakey (organ/piano/whistle) and Trevor Hutchinson (bass) was augmented by Sharon Shannon (accordion), Colin Blakey (uilleann pipes/flute) and Noel Bridgeman (drums/percussion).

It features material drawn from demos, radio sessions, live and the extensive studio recordings that yielded the album “Room To Roam“.

The other version of The Magnificent Seven dispenses with the luxury and simply offers the six discs in a clamshell box with an accompanying booklet.

In addition to these CD sets, the original Room to Roam album from 1990 has been mastered at half-speed and cut for vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. This is a now 2LP set running at 45rpm. The original artwork has been presented in a new 5mm wide-spinned sleeve, with poly-lined inners and insert.

The Magnificent Seven and the Room to Roam vinyl are released on 3rd December 2021. These products are available via the band’s official store

Track Listing:

CD1: CELTIC SUMMER – And A Bang On The Ear / Morag / The Winkles Overture / Bonnie Kate / The Woodland Strut / On My Way To Heaven / Maggie (It’s Time For You To Go) / Old England / Natural Bridge Blues / The Wayward Wind / Morag / That’s The Way The World Goes Round / Roche’s Favourite / Defying Gravity / Colin’s Tune / Rocking Rose / Song Of The River / Three Ships / The 3 Minutes Before Dinner / When Will We Be Married / The Streets Of Galway.

CD2: THE RAMBLES OF AUTUMN – This Is The Sea-New Morning / When Ye Go Away / Fisherman’s Blues / Strange Boat / Rainy Day Women Numbers 12 & 35 / Dingle Regatta / A Pagan Place / Reels / The Munster Hop / Custer’s Blues / Girl Of The North Country / The Trip To Broadford / Sweet Thing-Blackbird-You Can’t Always Get What You Want / Your Darling Ain’t Your Darling Anymore / Higherbound / The Kings Of Kerry / Saints And Angels / Something That Is Gone.

CD3: WINTER’S WORK – Carolan’s Welcome / The Raggle Taggle Gypsy / Disease Of Conceit / Spirit / With The Scottish Fiddlers Of Los Angeles / Morag / Danny Murphy / Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz / How Many Songs Till I Get Home / The Hut On Staffin Island / The Pan Within / Learning The Polka / The New-Mown Meadow / Somebody Might Wave Back / A Man Is In Love / Something That Is Gone / Islandman / Song From The End Of The World / Bigger Picture / Maybe The Sandman / A Life Of Sundays.

CD4: ATLANTIC SPRING – A Man Is In Love / A Life Of Sundays / Bigger Picture / Lost Highway / The Raggle Taggle Gypsy / The Trip To Broadford / The Wyndy Wyndy Road / Spring Comes To Spiddal / Loopers Return / Further Up, Further In / Blues With Barry / And I Dreamed I Wandered / Room To Roam / The Happy One-Step-Blackbird / Upon The Wind And Waves / Islandman / Yellow Submarine / The Star And The Sea / Higher In Time / Tripping Up The Stairs / Bed On The Floor / A Song For The Life (1) / A Song For The Life (2) / Nanny Water / Natural Bridge Blues / The Kings Of Kerry / Spring Comes To Spiddal / The Inchicore Reel-Alright Folks Now, Time Please / How Long Will I Love You 2021 / The Music Lasts Forever.

CD5: ROOM TO ROAM (Album) – In Search Of A Rose / Song From The End Of The World / A Man Is In Love / Bigger Picture / Natural Bridge Blues / Something That Is Gone / The Star And The Sea / A Life Of Sundays / Islandman / The Raggle Taggle Gypsy / How Long Will I Love You / Upon The Wind And Waves / Spring Comes To Spiddal / The Trip To Broadford / Further Up, Further On / Room To Roam / The Kings Of Kerry.

DVD: Glastonbury 1989 – On My Way To Heaven / Strange Boat / Girl From The North Country / Bed on The Floor / Maggie It’s Time For You To Go / Billy The Kid / And A Bang On The Ear / Big Blue Ball / The Whole of The Moon / Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz / When Will We Be Married / Good Morning Mr Customs Man / Fisherman’s Blues / This Land Is Your Land / Further Up Further In / Lost Highway.

TEATRO ORFEO, MILAN 1989 – Fisherman’s Blues / Strange Boat / Girl From The North Country / A Man Is In Love / When Ye Go Away / The Raggle Taggle Gypsy / In Search of A Rose / Old England / Natural Bridge Blues / Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? / A Song For Life / And A Bang On The Ear / Good Morning Mr Customs Man / Jimmy Hickey’s Walk / When Will We Be Married / Be My Enemy / The Trip To Broadford / Sweet Thing-Blackbird-You Can’t Always Get What You Want / How Many Songs Till I Get Home / Spirit / The Whole of The Moon / Higherbound / Medicine Bow / This Is The Sea / Room To Roam.

HOME MOVIE: Spiddal House Recording Sessions (1990).

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME A Song For Life (1990). TeachAnSpideil (TG4 )- The Waterboys visit to Spiddal House (2010). Return To Spiddal (Short Film, 2012)

We’re pumped to announce our exclusive Fuzz Club Edition of the new Levitation Session from Fuzz, which is available to pre-order now! the new Levitation Session from FUZZ! The LP captures the heavy psych power trio Charles Moothart, Ty Segall and Chad Ubovich hitting the stage for the first time together in five years, bringing a full set spanning their entire discography and new album, III! Our exclusive version is limited to 300 copies and comes on milky clear vinyl with heavy purple and green spatter. 

The LP captures the heavy psych power trio hitting the stage for the first time together in five years, bringing a full set spanning their entire discography and new album, III!

Fuzz said of the LP: “We wanted to create something that felt like more than just a replacement for seeing us live. This is the first time we had played songs from III in the context of a set, and we found new footing on some of the old songs. This led us down avenues we hadn’t seen in rehearsal. To find ourselves in the space right in between ‘lost’ and ‘found’ (aka live) was both alarming and electrifying after having been away from it for so long.”

In Oct 2020 the band released their first album in 5 years, III, scorching the earth with pure primitive rock and roll mastery captured by the sonic guru Steve Albini. It’s a record that is meant to be heard and experienced live, and their Levitation Sessions set is the smouldering slab of heavy psych we’ve all been waiting for, recorded at Zebulon in Los Angeles, CA. Director Joshua Erkman alongside sound engineers Matthew Littlejohn and Mike Kriebel, capture FUZZ’s intense energy backdropped by electric artwork from artist Tatiana Kartomten.

FUZZ said of the LP: “We wanted to create something that felt like more than just a replacement for seeing us live. This is the first time we had played songs from III in the context of a set, and we found new footing on some of the old songs. This led us down avenues we hadn’t seen in rehearsal. To find ourselves in the space right in between ‘lost’ and ‘found’ (aka live) was both alarming and electrifying after having been away from it for so long.”