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Psychedelic rock


New Music: The Raft, Orion (EP)

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Not Forgotten: Wild Butter – Wild Butter

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When you hear the phrase ‘recorded in a small closet above a mortuary’ you’re thinking ‘I know where this is going’. Dark, experimental, doom shrouded and drone laden probably fits the immediate profile. Well Wax Machine’s ‘Hermit’s Grove’ defies those superficial impressions. It may well have been ‘recorded in a small closet above a mortuary’ …

Jason Pierce (aka J Spaceman), the lead creative force behind Spiritualized, brought his 9 person juggernaut to Australia to play 2 exclusive headlining events, one of those being at Dark Mofo 2022. Spiritualized played an extraordinary set, covering 30 years worth of material, from their beginnings on 1992’s Lazer Guided Missiles through to this year’s …

Legendary Austin, Texas psych-rockers, The Black Angels have announced their new album Wilderness of Mirrors, which is due out on the 16th of September on Partisan Records/Liberator Music. Following on from their acclaimed 2017 album, Death Song, Wilderness of Mirrors is their first new full-length studio release in 5 years, and adds full-length album #7 to their already impressive discography.  Fans …

Western Australian psych-rockers Pond’s new, dancefloor-ready single Hang A Cross on Me will appear alongside three new tracks on the deluxe edition of their ARIA #6 album 9, available on Friday 20 May through Spinning Top Records. The Fremantle five-piece will then embark on their UK/Europe tour, taking in two performances at Primavera Sound. The …

You know John Dwyer, right? Him from the Osees/Oh Sees/OCS etc.? If so, you know he’s famously prolific, and even though his main gig have taken a year off from releasing anything under their various aliases, Dwyer’s put out albums as part of Bent Arcana and Witch Egg this year alone. Never one to miss …

Though its core members are based in Seattle – that’s Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham – Acid Tongue are no strangers to international collaboration or putting in work when it comes to their band. Last year, they released their second album Bullies right before the world shut down due to the unfolding pandemic. Yes, it …

If what you’re looking for in your Thursday evening is a multi-movement prog-psych odyssey – and accompanying visuals that are equally as fascinating – and you’ve got nine minutes to take in said multi-movement prog-psych odyssey, then do we have a treat for you; in the form of the new video for Austin, TX-based Nolan …

Featuring a blend of Belfast and Bristol musical genes – primarily from four multi-instrumentalist’s – the first full statement from Otherish splices Pink Floyd, Radiohead, and folk elements to nourish their fermenting threads of philosophy, humanity, and fallibility. The band carry deliver these themes with deserving musical diversity and grandiosity; along with their rippling drums …

With the rise of studies into psychedelic and also their profound effects on mental health, Australians Babe Rainbow themselves might be a sonic microdose into the exploration of transformative consciousness. The Byron Bay outfit have almost quietly gone about their business in recent years as one of the finest bands on the planet, with a …