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Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers announce their new EP, Hologram, will be released on 16th July on founding member Oliver Ackermann’s label Dedstrange. Hologram is the anticipated follow-up to 2018’s Pinned and will be capped by a world tour in early 2022. In 2003, A Place To Bury Strangers emerged on the scene out of Ackermann’s psychotropic …

Manchester Psych Fest has today revealed the full line up for its return on 4 September 2021. It includes Malian rebel rockers Tinariwen as co-headliners with Stereolab, feted post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning, afrobeat eight-piece Kokoroko and Japanese psych veterans Kikagaku Moyo. Elsewhere on the bill Billy Nomates, Porridge Radio, Jadu Heart, Crack Cloud, Pins, Los Bitchos and The Mysterines join a mighty bill that already features Stealing Sheep, …

To Sonic Boom’s Pete Kember, re-imagining the past can lead to ways forward on life’s natural, interconnected path. In April of 2020, he released his first album in over 20 years called All Things Being Equal, a lush and psychedelic record full of interwoven synthesizers and droning vocal melodies,concerned with the state of humanity and …

AN AMALGAM of Goat and Hills members, two of the multitude of unique, almost fantastical Swedish psych bands, DJINN recently released a new track “Love Divine”, which features on upcoming album Transmission. This follows swift consecutive releases: their self-titled album in 2019 and the Avant de Servir cassette, released on Swedish label Zeon Recordings last …

One of the finest psych bands to come out of Sweden, Hills, have announced a special ltd edition repress of their third and last studio album Frid. The repress will be available on ‘Fire Splatter’ vinyl (200 copies) via the Rocket Recordings shop and on ‘Blue’ vinyl (400 copies) via your local record shop.  Hills are …

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have today announced their return with new album, K.G. To be released on KGLW via Caroline on 20 November, the ten track album is their 16th since forming in 2010 and features previously shared tracks ‘Straws In The Wind’, ‘Honey’ and ‘Some Of Us’. The band have also shared details of a further album track ‘Automation’ which they will …

The music of Alex Maas has always mesmerised. Now, on his soul-baring solo debut Luca, the Texan and Black Angel’s singer journey is taking an equally hypnotic detour along the wild trails of his indigenous homestead. Driven by the force of nature, each phase of life is celebrated through songs of love, hope, human connection …

Tangerine Dream are one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1980 and 1983 remain classics of the genre.   Tangerine Dream’s classic recordings for Virgin made between 1980 and 1983 are to be released in Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980 – …

Following the tragic news last week that Tom Relleen of The Oscillation, Tomaga and most recently Autotelia had died, leaving behind him a wonderful and inspiring legacy of music, the news that a re-press of The Oscillation’s latest offering Droneweapon was now available was music to any fans ears, particularly those who missed out first …

After the Swedish psychedelia influenced group’s first album World Music was given a ‘Sunburst’ Psych Limited Edition vinyl, their second album Commune has been given similarly worthy treatment. The new edition, originally released on Bandcamp Friday (August 7th) as part of the ‘No Fee’ day to support artists, sees the album given new and exclusive …