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On 18 May, independent Manchester promoters Sour Grapes Records hosted Meltchester, a one day festival of all things psych, garage-rock and punk. As with the previous editions it will be hosted by Projekts Skatepark, a unique venue for a unique day. The event offered up live bands, DJ sets, food, drinks and of course free skating. BSM …

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When London based independent label Fuzz Club announced they were once again hosting a two day festival in Eindhoven, fans of psychedelia worldwide gave out a collective cheer. Flights, hotels and tickets were booked in haste, with no-one waiting to find out who would be on the bill – it goes without saying it was going to …

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9/10 After two critically acclaimed albums (2020’s Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future and 2022’s The Rest Is Distraction), and numerous mini-album, EP and single releases, London based innovators Girls In Synthesis are back with LP3, Sublimination, and it is without doubt their most poignant and visceral yet. Without doubt pushing themselves to new …

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When London based independent label Fuzz Club announced they were once again hosting a two day festival in Eindhoven, fans of psychedelia worldwide gave out a collective cheer. Flights, hotels and tickets were booked in haste, with no-one waiting to find out who would be on the bill – it goes without saying it was …

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On 18 May, independent Manchester promoters Sour Grapes Records once again host Meltchester, an one day festival of all things psych, garage-rock and punk. As with the previous editions it will be hosted by Projekts Skatepark, a unique venue for a unique day. BSM will be there and you should be too! The event offers …

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This September, Float Along Festival makes a welcome return to the streets of Sheffield. Festival goers can expect an encompassing mix of post-punk and electronic rock, as well as the best in indie and alternative. Float Along Festival takes place on 28 September and spans venues across the heart of the city centre, including iconic …

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A celebration of all things fuzz, reverb and drone, Fuzz Club will once again host a festival in the legendary Effenaar venue in Eindhoven over May 3-4 2024 and BSM will be there to soak it all in. Full details here Due to the clever use of two stages, there are no clashes so I will be watching at least some …

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BSM brings you the premiere of the new video from Rhys Bloodjoy. He unleashes the video to ‘Vividsection’, taken from his latest album, The Chaos In Veins. For the uninitiated, Rhys Bloodjoy is a one man noise machine, using sophisticated loops, echo drenched harmonies and reverb soaked melodies to create a truly alternative style of …

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Last year, BSM had the pleasure of being part of the 2023 edition of the Left of the Dial, and needless to say, we were obsessed, and we are going back this year. To Left of the Dial, all bands are equally important. There are no headliners and even though not everyone might know the …

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Edinburgh Psych Fest, the sister festival to the UK’s leading Psychedelic music and arts festival Manchester Psych Fest, has announced the second wave of acts joining the bill for this September’s festival. Off the back of a huge first lineup announcement that featured Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Pigs, Temples and NewDad, Edinburgh Psych Fest reveals more exciting …

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