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The Janitors


5. Sei Still – S/T Though their taut, driving motoric music might scream of 70’s West Germany, Sei Still are, in from Mexico City. Their machine-like sonic experimentations emerging not out acid-fuelled jam sessions in some underground communal space tucked away in this or that German city but, instead, three friends taking a random trip to desolate …

Last week saw the joint release on Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud Records of the fifth album from Sweden’s finest purveyors of heavy drones, fuzzed nightmares and stökpsych, The Janitors. Noisolation Sessions Vol.1 is a testament of three months in disturbing times. In March 2020 The Janitors had their new Album written and studio time …

The Janitors were supposed to head into the studio to record the follow-up to 2017´s Horn ur Marken at the end of March, but a global pandemic happened so everything was unfortunately cancelled. But being locked in has gotten their creative nerve buzzing and they have found a new way to work. The album will …

After such an extraordinary day one, it’s hard to imagine that day two can be any better, but if the crowds who are down for the opening of the doors are anything to go by, expectation is high. Opening are Chilean four piece Vuelveteloca, who blend traditional South American rock with some heavy psychedelic influences …

15 years ago, a night of heavy drinking resulted in the formation of The Janitors – a creative project that has been the centre of founding members Jonas and Henrik’s lives ever since. Over that time five drummers, eight percussionists and three bass players have passed through The Janitors grinder. This has ultimately resulted in …

Conjuring heavy drones and sinister garage-psych freak-outs, Stockholm outfit The Janitors have been a formidable presence on the European underground since they formed way back in 2004. Channelling the free-wheeling spirit of Hawkwind with equal smatterings of Sabbath and Spacemen 3, the band are masters of taking hold of a gnarly fuzzed-out groove and beating …

With Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia announcing that it was taking a break this year, there has been left a gaping hole in most people’s calender. Manchester’s Astral Elevator however have stepped up and announced that they are hosting a one-off, two day event at Night People, famous for its history as the The Twisted …

Reviewing a couple of Swedish-related albums over the last week (Drakkar Nowhere and Centralstödet) reminded me of how many great bands have come from that country in the past. Here are fifteen that I thought of off the top of my head, with apologies to the many more great ones that I could have included. Enjoy!   …

There is nothing new on this Psych Insight playlist, rather a collection of tracks that I really love and come back to again and again. I hope that you dig them too.   Sex Priest by Buffalo Tooth From the album ‘Gardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce’ (Captcha Records). If you haven’t heard this yet…you really …

Day 1 of Fuzz Club Festival had set the bar impossibly high. There had been 6 outstanding performances on Friday, the promise of 8 more on Saturday was a dizzying prospect. The dizziness is quickly reigned in, with the inevitable news that Wall Of Death, understandably, would no longer be joining us. The sickening reality of the slaughter in …