Posts Tagged ‘Dry Lips’


The psych rock mystery of Kelvin Hurts is odd, but one that plays second fiddle to the quality of their music; a killer combo of lo-fi, garage and psych.

As far as I know the person Kelvin may not even exist. Is it a solo act? A group? Who even knows? The only thing I think I can say he is from Christchurch in New Zealand at least thats what it says that on their bandcamp page, Nevertheless whoever Kelvin Hurts is, his work is simply a great sound. The mystery man/group has already dropped two EP’s plus a single of weird psychedelic lo-fi garage rock jams via his bandcamp page.

So with fair few releases under his belt, all of which have seen little to no push for exposure, which is honestly a shame considering how many people I believe will absolutely enjoy these songs. Kelvin Hurts released  the most recent EP Dry Lips in late November 2014,  featuring five tracks of awesome psych,  which have been menacingly slaughtered by what distinctly sounds like a Roland Space Echo. The majority of Dry Lips is crammed with epic instrumental jams, which makes the overall experience feel vast and expansive even though these tracks are relatively short.


Furthermore Kelvin Hurts recently released his latest single Females, an oddly tripped out garage rock concoction. Reminiscent of Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees, Kelvin Hurts still manage to stand on their own on this one. What can I say; I find it very refreshing, if you are a fan of any 60’s psych rock revivalism Kelvin Hurts certainly succeeds.

Kelvin Hurts may be a  mystery , however the sounds are a joy to listen to the myth Kelvin Hurts.