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No Fender Jazzmasters or Vox Teardrops were likely harmed during the course of this record, but many are reported to have emerged bruised, sweat-slicked and smiling. Dirty, sexy and necessary

STEPHEN LAWRIE’S The Telescopes are old hands at this beautifully dirty, scuzzy psych-rock game – but don’t think for a second that means they’ve lost an ounce of potency, as illustrated by their forthcoming album Songs Of Love And Revolution, out at the beginning of February. You would be so wrong, so wrong. The band …

A REALLY sad loss to the world of early Nineties British independent guitar music this evening, as news began to circulate on Facebook that David Fitzgerald, the original guitarist with Burton-on-Trent’s psych-noise genii The Telescopes, has died. In a statement on Facebook, Wrong Way Records posted: “Haven’t posted of here for quite a while, but …

Following the success of last year’s event, the news that a second Fuzz Club Eindhoven festival would take place this year was greeted with great fanfare. As the line-up has trickled out, excitement has built and now the day is finally here expectations are high. Huge queues are outside the Effenaar as the doors open …

This Summer, London-based independent label Fuzz Club return to Eindhoven for their second festival in the Dutch city; last year’s inaugural Fuzz Club Eindhoven seeing fans and artists travel from over 35 different countries to immerse themselves in a communal celebration of all things fuzz, reverb and drone that was described by The Quietus as …

Last year the London-based independent label Fuzz Club hosted a two-day festival in the Dutch city of Eindhoven which saw people travel from over 35 different countries to immerse themselves in a communal celebration of all things fuzz, reverb and drone. The label have been busy working on round two and are now sharing the …

If you thought one album, As Light Return, was enough for one year from long serving noisy shoegaze favourites The Telescopes, up pops Stephen Lawrie and the gang with another, the six-track ‘Stone Tape’, out on November 20th via Rome label Yard Press. Taken from it is a ‘Silent Water’. It finds Lawrie not at …

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has become known as the festival to be at for anyone interested in psychedelia, as well as being famed for touting some lesser known acts from complimenting genres. This years festival is set to be no exception, a feast for all the senses is in store. Thing’s kick off early …

The full line up has been confirmed for the annual Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and as usual it more than impresses. Songhoy Blues, a desert blues group from Timbuktu, Mali. The band was formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia Law. …

Rating: 7/10 The Telescopes return with their ninth album, As Light Return released on German label Tapete Records on 7th July 2017 on vinyl, CD and digital formats. The brain child of Stephen Lawrie in 1987, the band have undergone many changes with Lawrie the only remaining constant. On this occasion he is joined by …