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

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In ‘Out To Sea’ Carlton Melton have produced one of my favourite albums of the year so far. I think that it is their most complete work to date, being more focused than previous outings, yet without losing that looseness and improvisation that marks out their sound for me. It is an album that can …

This was Hookworms third appearance at the Liverpool PsychFest, with the band’s rise up the bill over that time matching it increasing prominence and success elsewhere. Following last year’s excellent Hum album (which made the Psych Insight essential list last year), Hookworms have been on something of a hiatus, with most of the band members …

Lumerians has been a Psych Insight favourite for some time. The bands most recent album Transmissions From Planet Telos Vol. 3 made our ‘Essential Psych Albums of 2014‘ list saying “This is one of those albums that takes you both without and within, leaving you covered with space dust and the imprints of the therapist’s couch: …

I met a guy in a bar a few months ago, and he spoke of a clandestine venue in the region, invitation only. It was all a bit Twin Peaks, but in the end I gave him my email address and he said he’d put me on the list. Sure enough, occasional mails came in, …

Brett Savage, eminent guitarist with the utterly marvellous Dead Sea Apes, dons the Psych Insight mantle to report on an excellent gig in Leeds, featuring two very gifted two local musicians and the rather wonderful Bitchin Bajas. The pictures are his too, enjoy… For those of you not already in the know, Bitchin Bajas (pronounced Ba-ha’s as …

Until very recently I thought that I had missed out on seeing The Heads live. Like many I had not discovered the band while they were active, only hearing them for the first time a few years ago. When I did it was a real point of revelation to me, and I can actually remember the …

Kandodo3 is a project founded by Simon Price, along with fellow Heads Wayne Maskell and Hugo Morgan. Considerably less raw and brusque than their former band, Kandodo3 is more about expansive soundscapes and aural topology that the full on sonic assault that marked The Heads oeuvre. Having heard the k2o album, and especially the live …

Third Chilean band of the day on the BYM Records vs Sacred Bones Furnace stage and a third approach to psychedelic music. Drawing considerably from the Seattle grunge scene, Spacemen 3 and Madchester music of the late eighties and nineties, Chicos De Nazca, a band that includes members of Föllakzoid, La Hell Gang and Delta …

Go through The Ganjas back catalogue and you could be forgiven for thinking that there is the sound of more than more than one band at work. With an eclectic background of releases stretching back nearly fifteen years. Another amazing band from Chile’s BYM Records, The Ganjas are firmly located in the South american milieu, …