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JuJu, the brainchild of Gioele Valenti, are back with a new album La Que Sabe, scheduled for release on 22 October via Weird Beard Records. Sicilian multi-instrumentalist and producer Valenti is a key figure of the European underground music scene. He is one half of acclaimed Occult Psych project Llay Lamas (Rocket Recordings). He is the man behind Herself, a …

New Candys have announced their new album Vyvyd will be released on 4 June via Little Cloud Records and Dischi Sotterranei and shared the first track ‘Twin Mime’. They explain: “It was the last song we wrote for the album. It plays with the meaning of duality, the connection between action and consequence, between who we really are …

We’ve been following the progress of Italian post punk dark wave outfit Kill Your Boyfriend with interest for some while now here at Say Psych and with the release of their second album Killadelica just past, we decided it was time we caught up with them to see how their story has developed. . Thanks …

Tales of Faith and Lunacy is the new album by Italian songwriter Nero Kane, a visionary story with a cinematic flavour, a timeless journey conceived in a personal vision of faith between spirituality and passion. The album unfolds in a desert landscape where medieval European mystical influences blend with the flavour of the American West …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …

I’ve been involved in the world of psychedelia for years now, in many capacities, and certain things start to stick and draw you ever deeper; like Alice and the infamous rabbit hole. One of the things I’ve noticed and indeed gone down said hole with, is the insane quality of psychedelia emerging from Italy, in …

In The Silence Electric is the latest LP from Italy’s Julie’s Haircut, recently released on Rocket Recordings. The band with a quarter of a century history are notable for their deft balance between hypnotic radiance and otherworldly intensity. The artwork comes from German avant-garde feminist Annegret Soltau and its striking aura works perfectly alongside the …

Many years ago in the nascent years of Backseat Mafia, we wrote about a number of exciting Italian bands creating distinct indie rock with style and attitude. One of these was a wild and brilliant band called “Sweet Jane and Claire” who (as their name suggested) were very much a Velvet’s-influenced attitude-laden breath of fresh …

Italians The Diaphanoids have emerged with a new track ‘FYW’ from their upcoming album Blessed Poisons, to be released via People In The Sky Records on 8th August. Formed in 2001 by Andrea Bellentani and Simon Maccari, they have two previous albums under their name; Astral Weekend from 2008 and LSME from 2014. They return …