Anyone with enough nous, to come up with a transcendental record title as good as ‘Futurecent’, is guaranteed to pique my attention. The Orange Revival have nous in abundance, as a listen to their sophomore LP will quickly attest. “Emerging from the depths of Sweden, the band The Orange Revival playing experimental rock n’ roll”, says …

The Underground Youth return with yet another vinyl masterpiece, their latest triumph, in the shape of ‘Haunted’. Such is the buzz, for those in the know, around The Underground Youth – that the Fuzz Club Records deluxe vinyl edition of 100, sold out immediately on the day the pre-order was announced, one of which plays before me as …

“Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”! “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”!! “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”!!! If I had been inexorably drawn to Reverence Valada for any one thing – it was the, “Sunrise Session Featuring 10000 Russos / Mugstar 04:40 – 06:00”. There was the …

Time flies when you’re having fun… It seems like only yesterday that I was reviewing the Dead Sea Apes‘ majestic 2014 offering, ‘High Evolutionary’. Suffice to say that with ‘Spectral Domain’ they have surpassed themselves yet again, literally transcending beyond, revelling in their self-styled incorporeal dominion. These fabled Dead Sea dwellers, allegedly transformed into Apes for …

Photograph by Betânia Liberato ‘dreamweapon’ by dreamweapon draws upon an enviable pedigree. ‘Dreamweapon’ is the title of Spacemen 3’s 1990 live album, which in turn drew it’s inspiration from a 1965 work by Angus MacLise titled, ‘Rites of the Dream Weapon’, one of an extensive series of multimedia productions, which MacLise described as “ritual happenings”. MacLise’s collaborations with experimental luminaries, …

TAU is the collective brainchild of Dubliner, Shaun Mulrooney. Shaun is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Dead Skeletons and as the “Invisible Man” with Camera. TAU’s ‘Medicine Music’ was envisioned during a Mulrooney sojourn in Mexico with the Wixárikas, an ancient shamanic tribe whose culture and mythology is immersed in peyote lore. This …

On August 27th, 28th and 29th Reverence festival returns to Valada, Portugal, to offer up another weekender of quality psychedelia. This monster line-up showcases the very best in stoner, grunge, shoegaze and doom, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks. Heady, hazy sounds offer the perfect summer soundtrack to the beautifully picturesque setting of Valada …

On experiencing ‘It’s time to hear’ for the first time, the warm embrace of it’s sweeping grandeur and haunting imagery had me gladly and willingly sealing my “Faustian Pact” with Sonic Jesus. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHloc0X69YY&w=560&h=315] A pact that the intervening 18 months has rewarded with two spellbinding live performances, at Eindhoven Psych Lab last year and the London …

Day 2, (see Day 1 here), of Eindhoven Psych Lab commenced with a leisurely breakfast, fit for a king, courtesy of the Hampshire Hotel – Crown Eindhoven. Offered as part of a combined early booking event ticket, it epitomises the organisers’ flawless attention to detail. This is the second year I have had the pleasure of staying in this …

Photograph by Betânia Liberato 10 000 Russos, pronounced “dez mil russos” are the latest spell-weavers to join the illustrious Fuzz Club Records banner. I recently commented that Casper was perhaps a descendant of the renowned 16th century alchemist John Dee – that he continues to conjure these latter-day “Nuggets” seemingly at will, suggests I may not have been …