Posts Tagged ‘Psychedelic Rock’

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In August 2014, Los Angeles trio Wand released debut ‘Ganglion Reef’, a psychedelic record inspired by a make-believe island. They’ve maintained that imaginative approach for follow-up ‘Golem’, which is full of brain-bending riffs, effects and abstract lyrics. ‘Self Hypnosis In 3 Days’ mixes Pond’s wackiness with the power and weight of Black Sabbath, and ‘Flesh Tour’ noodles through dark psychedelia as Cory Hanson – who has played in fellow LA bands Meatbodies and Together Pangea – sings in riddles: “Sticks and stones, nobody knows/Life on the body, flesh tour around”. ‘Golem’’s highlight, though, comes in closer ‘Planet Golem’, a march through blacker-than-black sludgy riffs that melts into a puddle of noise.


LA’s Wand impressed with their debut album ‘Ganglion Reef’, which was inspired by a make-believe island. On ‘Golem’ they mix sludgy Black Sabbath-riffs with howling psych vocals to surpass that first record with flying colours.



The Black Angels are the reigning champions of Austin psych rock, go big on “Waterloo Waltz” from the upcoming Scion AV compilation, Riley Hawk: Northwest Blow Out EP. The group is one of four selected by pro skater Riley Hawk for the EP whose release is tied to the forthcoming video follows Hawk and the Shep Dawgs as they travel to their skateparks in the Pacific Northwest.


NEW EP RELEASE DAY!!! from Saint Agnes, The pair’s raw chemistry proves as potent as ever as they dish out a grinding splurge of defiant rock’n’roll graffiti.
Recorded live in the studio ‘LIVE UNDER LONDON’ is out now on Deluxe Edition CD Pack and Digital Download.

Deluxe CD Details:
Very limited number of copies
Denim wallet
Hand stamped and numbered card sleeve
4 track CD
Exclusive signed photo from the recording session
Hand written lyric/chord sheet


Pusher specialise in dirty, dangerous rock ‘n’ roll. The band’s brooding, at times threatening, sound is matched to imposing, menacing lyrics which nonetheless have an oddly euphoric edge.

Their Debut EP ‘10,000 Hours’ was an imposing introduction, with Pusher taking their sound out on the road. Set to support Sleaford Mods, the band are due to release new single ‘Here She Comes’ via Genepool Records on May 18th.

A compact introduction to Pusher’s deviant charms, you can check it out,Pusher have confirmed the following shows:

21 Lincoln Tokyo (w/ Sleaford Mods)
25 London The Social

2 Sheffield The Washington
3 Middleton Carsons
10 Manchester Night & Day Café
17 Leeds Brudenell Social Club (w/ Hurricane #1)
18 Grimsby Old Clee Club

Wand is a Los Angeles-based four-piece comprised of Cory Hanson (vocals, guitar, synth), Evan Burrows (drums), Daniel Martens (guitar), and Lee Landey (bass). Their debut album, Ganglion Reef, turned heads in 2014 with fuzzy, sun-baked pop songs filled with ’60s riffs. “GOLEM” is the name of their new LP, releasing on March 17th, 2015 via In the Red Records. The band lists varied influences on the record that include Talking Heads, White Light//White Heat, Melvins, Dark Side of the Moon, and a Philip K Dick short story compilation called The Preserving Machine. They have been lovingly described them as sounding like “Tame Impala rolling around in a mud pit”, while NME recently named Wand their Buzz Band of the Week.

Here is a live video from London based psych-rockers Saint Agnes, one of four tracks from their forthcoming EP “Live Under London”, due March 5th on Energy Snake records. This track is a cover of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues”, and rolls along in true delta fashion before exploding into a Dead Weather-esque breakdown. Building on two successful singles and a host of major blog and radio support in 2014, Saint Agnes are set to make this year their own.


Allah-Las is a very self-assured and accomplished album and belongs in the record collection of anyone with a soft spot for the melodic Psych-Pop/West Coast Rock of the 1960s. While there is a lot of emphasis on atmosphere and “period charm”, there’s so much more to Allah-Las than that. The songs themselves are extremely well-written, arranged and played, instruments ranging from chiming 12-string electric guitars and thumping bass to quietly assertive drums, tambourine, maracas, bongo drums, and the obligatory organ and shakers, all wrapped in the appropriate amount of reverb. these evocative songs conjure up images of southern California, the beach, the sea, youthful romanticism, sunsets, and late night bonfires.


Think back to the first time you heard your favourite band. You could probably tell in a few heartbeats that you were going to like them, and before the first song had ended, you were in love and wanted more. Well get ready, because if you haven’t yet, you’re about to meet your next favourite band. Yorkshire five-piece, Pusher are one of those bands that are capable of creating an enormous sound that instantly captivates the listener, draws you in and has you clambering for more. The release of their eagerly awaited EP, ’10,000’ hours. Faithfully capturing the essence of the bands live performance – which believe me, is up there with some of the best we’ve ever seen I hope big things will become of this band.


Announcing their arrival back in winter/2012 with the tripped-out groove of ‘Before Questions Became’ The Watchmakers stand today as one of the leading groups within Manchester’s growing psych rock movement. More a shared love of classic psychedelia by a handful of groups than an industry endorsed ‘scene’. Its the bands releases such as 2013’s Waves, Illumination, and last summers excellent ‘Carpe Diem’ which has started to attract attention from both the press and music fans outside and beyond of the city.
They will be releasing a special limited edition mint green cassette tape on Blak Hand Records on Dec 1st.

Available is the EP “To Be Part Of You” which turned out as we haven’t played it live in a long time but Adam our guitarist did an unbelievable job in producing that and getting the sound he did onto that track
Listen to the lead track “To Be A Part Of You” here



Video for 60’s inspired, Leeds garage pop band The See No Evils’ single “Secrets in Me”. taken from  THE SEE NO EVILS – We Are Strangers E.P. ( 7″)
a scorching hot release which flares with super-catchy power-pop/60’s garage-influenced magic and has a ‘dancing round the room’ pied piper-ness about it! We expect big things from them and they’re already getting some nice support slots. Hook-laden, passionate and worthy of reaching a wider audience…The See No Evils.