“What’s in a name?” said Dr. Robert, with a laugh. “Answer, practically everything. Having had the misfortune to be brought up in Europe, Murugan calls it dope and feels about it all the disapproval that, by conditioned reflex, the dirty word evokes. We, on the contrary, give the stuff good names—the moksha-medicine, the reality revealer, the truth-and-beauty pill.”

-The Island : Aldous Huxley

In case you were wondering, they are talking about psilocybin, magic mushrooms, and it’s where one of London’s more esoteric bands found their name. Moksha Medicine. In the short time they’ve been together the band have built a reputation for tumultuous live shows that has seen them share the bill with the likes of Lola Colt.

There is a definite influence from Eastern music in their sound, but don’t be fooled into thinking this is some kind of hippy shit, these guys have a raw side to their mix the tripped out vibes are revved up with elements of surf, like Dick Dale on acid, or Mamas and Pappas carving an A frame, depending on where you are catching the view from. With the release of their first official single ‘Spindle Thief’ on September 15th, it’s time for Moksha Medicine to step out of the shadows and enter the lives of us all.

Moksha Medicine are: Rosanna Dean (vocals), Rob Fairey (guitar), Chris Smith (bass/synth) and Samantha Porter (drums).

‘Spindle Thief’ goes on release on September 15th.

LIVE DATES

Sept 10 – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms (single launch show)

Sept 29 – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms (w/ Dark Horses)

Nov 08 – LONDON – The Water Rats (w/ Cult of Dom Keller and Helicon)

-stAn