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Dead Sea Apes


Psych Lovers is a Facebook group for fans of all things, well, psych; and is probably the best thing that I belong to on the internet. Even though its been in existence for less than a year many of us have got to know each other well enough to do a poll for the best new albums …

This is the third year that I have done a list of ‘Essential Psych Albums’ (2014 here/ 2015 here), which has proved to be the most popular thing that I post here on Backseat Mafia. I love end of year lists because they give me a great chance to catch up on things I might …

“Ding! “The bell at the beginning of this album seems to tell us that we are entering some sort of sacred space, and certainly the processive drone of the first track, Pharmakon, sounds to me like it could be set in a Buddhist monastery. Although the title of the track would suggest otherwise, it is, …

Drone Rock Records is a Brighton-based label that has been steadily building up a reputation amongst Psych fans. A series of releases from the likes of Kill West, <><>)))), Space Spectrum and Psychic Lemon, all of them excellent, means that the label is now getting well-established bands knocking on the door asking about the possibility …

Catching up with some new releases this week, all these tracks have come out over the last few months and this, as seems to ever be the case these days, points to a thriving and diverse scene. Enjoy this latest Psych Insight playlist!   Heads of Easter Island by White Manna This track is from …

This week’s Psych Insight play list is packed full of massive chunks of heaviness, with a few more chilled out moments along the way. There aren’t a lot of new releases in August so I’ve throw in a few favourites of mine too. Enjoy!   The Nightfeeders by Nudity Utterly brilliant track from a few …

Although the earthquake in Nepal has largely disappeared from our consciousness, the cleanup operation and reconstruction is continuing and life is still far from being back to normal. Thom Betteny of Sheffield’s Evil Hoodoo Records has spent some of that intervening time putting together a record in support of this very worthy course. Thom has put …

This year already seems to be hotting up with new bands and new albums coming out of every cosmic orifice. Here’s another selection of Psych Insight tunes, mostly new but with a couple of older ones thrown in. As always, enjoy!   Pharmakon by Dead Sea Apes I recently played the Dead Sea Apes ‘Lupus’ …

Following the overwhelming feedback from last year’s Psych Insight ‘Essential Psych‘ list, Adam Harmsworth of Drone Rock Records and myself have embarked on the mammoth task of getting a list together for 2015. Once again it has been hugely difficult to settle on a final 20 albums which are a reflection and representative of the amount of quality …

Cardinal Fuzz is one of my favourite records labels bringing out a series of, for me, essential releases. This is evidenced by the fact that the label was involved in a quarter of the albums on our ‘Essential Psych’ list last year. This year also saw the label being invited to curate a stage at the …