Carlisle’s The Lucid Dream return with the release of their fifth album, The Deep End out now, after some delays, on Holy Are You Recordings. The Lucid Dream’s previous album, Actualisation, was released in 2018 and continued their musical development whilst becoming their most commercially successful record yet. The album made a dent in the physical Official UK album chart as well …

Sacred Bones Records have recently released the lost album from Alan Vega, Mutator. Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered creativity, from the late 1950s, through his years playing in Suicide, and all the way up until his death in 2016, Vega was constantly creating. This process naturally led to a wealth of material that didn’t see the light of day immediately when …

Brooklyn based psych rock septet Evolfo have shared their new single ‘Give Me Time’ taken from their sophomore full-length, Site Out Of Mind, to be released 18 June via Royal Potato Family. Expanding on the usual psych rock cocktail of phasers, fuzz, and echo, Evolfo blends in an array of less typical tones and textures such as …

Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers announce their new EP, Hologram, will be released on 16th July on founding member Oliver Ackermann’s label Dedstrange. Hologram is the anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Pinned and will be capped by a world tour in early 2022. In 2003, A Place To Bury Strangers emerged on the scene out of Ackermann’s psychotropic …

Manchester Psych Fest has today revealed the full line up for its return on 4 September 2021. It includes Malian rebel rockers Tinariwen as co-headliners with Stereolab, feted post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning, afrobeat eight-piece Kokoroko and Japanese psych veterans Kikagaku Moyo. Elsewhere on the bill Billy Nomates, Porridge Radio, Jadu Heart, Crack Cloud, Pins, Los Bitchos and The Mysterines join a mighty bill that already features Stealing Sheep, …

Flowing Fades is the second Saccades album from The KVB’s Nicholas Wood and is out this week via Fuzz Club Records. Where Wood’s work in The KVB (Invada Records) trades in minimalist post-punk/coldwave, the Manchester-based artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker is an exercise in escapist psychedelic pop. On Flowing Fades we find a …

Exploring dark memories embedded in nostalgia, MØAA present their debut LP Euphoric Recall out now on WWNBB (We Were Never Being Boring). MØAA was first conceived by Jancy Rae when she began writing and recording demos while living in the forest near Seattle. Serving as an outlet to process a troubled past, MØAA was named after …

Bones Shake are a scuzzed out, fuzz enthused garage rock trio formed in 2011 in Manchester’s underground  They play everything to the extreme; violent bottle-neck blues riffs, drums kicked, pounded and exploited and squeals of reverb drenched vocals which when combined, will help save your soul. They have released 4 EPs and 3 LPs to …

Cool Ghouls, a band fledged in San Francisco on house shows, minimum wage jobs, BBQ’s in Golden Gate Park and the romance of a city’s psychedelic history turns 10 this year. What better a decennial celebration than the release of their fourth album, At George’s Zoo. The journey so far: the teenage friendship of complimentary …

Iconic musician, poet and visual artist Alan Vega was an uncompromising visionary. His work proved informative in the invention of industrial, synth/post punk and his rousing lyrics were always a mirror of the times over the course of his six active decades. ‘Fist’ is taken from his forthcoming lost album Mutator, out 23 April via Sacred Bones Records. It …