Posts Tagged ‘Psych-Rock’


The Holydrug Couple, have done a lot of growing since their first release with Sacred Bones Records in 2011. The “couple,” consisting of Ives Sepúlveda and Manuel Parra recorded Noctuary in Santiago, Chile. They put together a home studio and recorded the entire album themselves, from start to finish. Feeling that no one else had been able to capture their sound, Ives decided to take a risk and produce and engineer the album on his own. After four months of obsessively working and barely leaving the house, Ives emerged with a final product of which the band is truly proud. All of this hard work has manifested in a more elaborated, astral sounding album than its predecessor, Awe. While Awe and theirAncient Land EP had a bluesier, woodsy sound, Noctuary plays out like a slow motion 60’s beach party dream that you never want to wake from.

This is not your typical motorik beat kraut album; rather it sounds more like a breezy take on Love or Beau Brummels. The way that songs like “Willoweed” and “Paisley” flow seamlessly into one another, it is easy to see how listeners will become entranced by this new, dream-like world that The Holydrug Couple have created. These two stand-out tracks, as well as “Follow Your Way” really exemplify the growth of this band and signify the new direction they’re headed in.


Posted: January 9, 2015 in WE LOVE
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Any number of bands cite 60’s Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like ‘Ain’t Dumbo’ and ‘Dial 666′, forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a’la ‘Dewayne’s Drone’ and ‘Little War in the Midwest’ that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome. Tune in, turn on, & drop that needle on this record.



Ola’s Kool Kitchen will be joining Ambient Airwaves for a special show this week called Kool AAirwaves on this Friday 12am GMT on andhow.FM. With a psych-gazer feast featuring Helicon Glasgow, The Playing Fields, Favourite Sons, and Love, Hippies & Gangsters. Shout out to Kenneth Griffin, Mark McLure Helicon, and Gary H Helicon! Happy New Year to you all!!!!!


From the upcoming, self-titled album.Which came out in October 14th, 2014. .L.A. rocker Chad Ubovich has done time on guitar and bass in Mikal Cronin’s band and on bass with the Ty Segall-affiliated garage rock project FUZZ. He’s now fronting his own band, the marvelously named Meatbodies, and they’re putting out a self-titled LP on In The Red Records this fall. Lead single “Tremmors” matches straight-up Zeppelin crunch with colorful psych-rock flourishes that remind me of ’90s Flaming Lips and Tripping Daisy. Fans of humongous power chords, shit-kicking drums, and wildly wailed melodies

King gizzard with members of The Babe Rainbow filmed and recorded at 14/12/14 Mojos Perth

BLOSSOMS – ” Smoke “

Posted: December 14, 2014 in MUSIC
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Blossoms at the Glasgow O2 ABC 12th Dec 2014, “Manchester’s Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that’s steeped in classic British pop songwriting
“Not content with being lumped in with Manc music’s current psych revival, This Stockport five-piece Blossoms have opted to invent their very own sub-genre: Ethereal Nostalgic Sonance Psyche-pop riffs, superb vocal melodies, a film noir meets 60s aesthetic, a range of audible references from Arctic Monkeys via Abba to The Doors – Blossoms are Stockport’s newest (and arguably finest) new musical export.”



Shelflife Records presents the debut EP from Los Angeles based The Turns, a band who looks and sounds like the product of Creation Records 1989, but apply their own twist and turns to make their music uniquely modern. This EP was originally planned for a mid-2015 release, but we are releasing it early in digital-only format in cooperation with Lollipop Records who are making the EP available on limited edition cassette.

The Turns are Michael Eng (Lead Vox/Guitar), Danny Winebarger (Vox/Guitar), Marco Cortes (Bass) and Johnny Toomey (Drums). They have been playing live relentlessly in Southern California and were invited to play the official 2014 Austin Psych Fest party at the request of the “Committee to Keep Music Evil”.


I’m Sure this band must have been into Marc Bolan at some time TEMPLES are from Kettering Northampton, the album “Sun Structures” delivers strong melody after strong melody, with not a single parody to be found. The band boast an unusual gift, and that’s the ability to create the essence of the mid-to-late ’60′s psychedelia, without ripping anybody off in the process. No clichés, just strong material. The sound may be familiar, but the tunes are all theirs, classic qualities are all over just about every song here, particularly “Move with the Season”. And so Sun Structures is the perfect album, with reference points aplenty,


Far Out by Black Bombaim on Cardinal Fuzz Records

It may be an album with just two tracks, but a) they are both f*cking great and, plus they’re both in excess of 15 minutes long so certainly value for you bucks! These Portuguese psych rockers can belt it out with the best of them. Both tracks build and build, with some gut-wrenching guitar solos and even some sax freak-outs on the A-side, Africa II. More guitar virtuosity awaits on Arabia on the flip side reinforcing the fact that this album really isn’t for those with an aversion to guitar whig-outs.


The new project from Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, this psych-rock trio pounds out all of the right notes. Their brooding and entrancing single, “Death Is a Girl,” gurgles with the type of noise you’d expect to hear in heavy rotation on Halloween night in the East Village of New York City, equal parts macabre and danceable. Mini Mansions’ second full-length, “The Great Pretenders”, is due early next year, and it promises more spook-pop from Shuman and his bandmates, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford.