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Live Review: Tess Parks + Anton Newcombe @ Oslo, London 18.07.15

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MUSIC is meant, at least performance wise, to be performed in front of an audience. Certainly that’s the case when it comes to live music. As we’ve seen over the course of March 2020 till now, this has been adapted for livestreams, and in the case of three-piece Californian rock outfit Nebula, concert film. Concert …

It was an altogether strange atmosphere in the bar prior to Gwenno’s appearance in the Community Room of Leeds’ fine Brudenell Social Club. Due, in no small part to the differing clientele. Fans of the Welsh chanteuse (I’m taking the lead here and referring to her as such) fell broadly into the 6Music target crowd …

Bluedot Festival has garnered a reputation as being one of the festivals of the summer, a must for all musical fanatics regardless of genre choices. This year’s line-up has been carefully curated to appeal far and wide, the addition of the unique settings and scientific slant mark it out as a curiosity not to be …

The Golden Lion, Todmorden has garnered a reputation as of late for hosting some of the best live experiences in England as well as a whole other feast for the senses. Promoter White Rabbit create a slice of psychedelic heaven with stunning visuals, great in-between music selections and stunning live bills. Tonight’s juxtaposed bill is set …

Tonight, crowds of psych loyalists have descended on Hebden Bridge for a rather special night of music courtesy of White Rabbit Promotions. The Trades Club is a fantastic venue that can compete with any of those present in the big cities, if not out do them. The light displays enhance the mood ensuring a full …

It is doubtful, even in the reified levels of psych music fans, that Keita Ise and Njål Clementsen are two names that easily trip off the tongue. Yet trip is exactly what these two guys sent me on at the latest instalment of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, now in its fifth year, held …

The evening starts with a poem. A short piece that, forgive the romantic in me, channels the vibe of Ginsberg and beautifully set’s the tone for tonight’s ‘happening’. I say happening because the Brian Jonestown Massacre are far from just another band, and with the promise of a three hour set, its fair to say, …

Day One: Throw Down Bones, Hills, Camera, Temples   Day Two: Statue, Black Valleys Meets OWOW, 10000 Russos, Radar Men from the Moon, Flamingods, Gnod, Follakzoid, Goat

The Eiger Studios, perched on the outskirts of town, provided a more than suitable base camp for Karma Leeds fourth annual love in. The venue is lit with the liquid lights of Melt Trip who did a sterling job ensuring that the optical side of things remained tuned into the sonic side of things. Add to …