Every now and again, a band comes along that compels you to move heaven and earth to see them play live – 3AM are one such band. “3AM it’s the solo project of Chino Burga (La IrA de Dios, La Garua, Necromongo, Los Entierros, Black Saqras, Espira) based on riffs, loops and a lot of tremolo.” I …

“Inspired by the rise and fall of the beautiful Edie Sedgwick.” So says the liner notes on this latest EP release from Paradise Range, a band rooted in the Thuringian green heart of Germany. Paradise Range excel at crafting their unique blend of “electronic psych rock”. Michael Böerner (MPC 2000, Guitar, Efx) and Lucas Hotop (Organ, …

The second band announcements have been made for the 2016 edition of Lisbon Psych Fest, produced by Killer Mathilda; LISBON PSYCH FEST 2016 | Teatro do Bairro | 15 & 16 de Abril Day 15/06 – Chui Wan (CN) [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=977344914 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] GANSO (en) [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=685710527 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] Day 16/04 – Tau (de) …

photo by chromaticism at Fuzz Club Records Festival Throw Down Bones are, Frankie Frankie, (so cool they named him twice!) : Guitar/Synth/Vocal/Effect, Dave Cocks: Bass/Percussion and James Aparicio: Producer. Throw Down Bones is “Noise Militia, Amnesia haze kraut and Philosophical drone”. Risen, phoenix-like from the ashes of Piatcions, “THROW DOWN BONES is the answer, a personal therapy, a rehab …

The first band announcements have been made for the 2016 edition of Lisbon Psych Fest, produced by Killer Mathilda; LISBON PSYCH FEST 2016 | Teatro do Bairro | 15 & 16 de Abril Primeiras confirmações: Dia 15/04 – The Underground Youth (UK) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca-dOx6m2_I&w=560&h=315] Chicos de Nazca (CL) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSB2QLL46y0&w=420&h=315] Dia 16/04 – Gnod (UK) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WIrBBZmurs&w=560&h=315] 10 000 Russos (PT) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-90KPnSUMI&w=560&h=315] Stay tuned …

Day 1 of Fuzz Club Festival had set the bar impossibly high. There had been 6 outstanding performances on Friday, the promise of 8 more on Saturday was a dizzying prospect. The dizziness is quickly reigned in, with the inevitable news that Wall Of Death, understandably, would no longer be joining us. The sickening reality of the slaughter in …

By my reckoning, this is something like my 23rd post in connection with Fuzz Club Records. For those of you familiar with this blog, this will come as no surprise. To those fledgling acolytes, I would urge you to seek out that which will make you whole again – just as Fuzz Club did for me, …

Photo by: Christian Apolo ‘Caballo Negro’ or Black Horse by Sudakistan is an album I was destined to hear. In the week leading up to Liverpool Psych Fest 2104, if El Lobo first came to me in the guise of ‘Dale Gas’, then ‘Rabia‘ literally injected me with Sudakistan’s rabid frenzy. My pack allegiance was immediately assured. Luke Reilly, …

Who the fuck is Fyrskeppet I hear you cry… In this instance it is not so much a who, as a what. In the truly idiosyncratic style to which we have become addicted, Fyrskeppet – or Swedish for Lightship is the latest incarnation of Daniel Westerlund, aka The Goner, aka E Gone. That he returns in a …

‘Psych Fuck’ by Singapore Sling, buy it, love it, the end… Listen, feel, assimilate, emote, sensate… As a kid, I would have sat with the dictionary for hours, chasing “meanings”, following roots, finding nothing, repeatedly exposing words as empty vessels, crude, devoid approximations, blunt communicative tools, pregnant inadequacies… “I want my own stuff, my own rhythm, …