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Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Bee Bee Sea – “Day Ripper” – pulsing with garage rock and pop intensity

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

WILD HONEY RECORDS 9th October, 2020 At the outset I’m reminded of the crazed askew pop of Leeds’ finest – Cowtown. Similarly a trio and also from a famed place, Lombardy, though nowhere could

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Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Drive By Truckers – “The New OK” – passionately driven band say the new normal is not okay

Ross McGibbon October 18, 2020 0

DIGITAL RELEASE 2nd October 2020 PHYSICAL RELEASE 18th December 2020 Music as commentary and why not? An up to the minute album of tough state-of-the nation songs, rush released to make what difference they

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Waco – Hope Rituals -”warm, accessible, full of fiery drive”

Waco – Hope Rituals -”warm, accessible, full of fiery drive”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

VENN RECORDS – 28 August 2020 It helps when a band is signed to a label you respect. Venn Records is owned by Gallows and their roster is nicely curated and a recommendation in

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The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

The Heads – Reverberations Volume 2 – “epic kosmische gnostic jamming experience”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

CARDINAL FUZZ / ROOSTER 28th August 2020 A great slab of kosmische rock, recorded live at The Thekla in Bristol on the 6th December 2001 at a festival dedicated to gnostic exploration. Gnosticism puts

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Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Zone Six – Any Noise Is Intended – “psychedelic stew with heady aroma”

Ross McGibbon October 4, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS 7th August 2020 A blast from the past, this album was originally issued in 2003 and is a monster psychedelic experience that might have been drawn from anywhere in the

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Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS & LITTLE CLOUD RECORDS 10th July 2020 This begins with that lock-step drum sound that is trademarked to Can but moves into garage distortion and drawling spaced vocals. That beat

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Spice – “Spice”   classic American alternative rock

Spice – “Spice” classic American alternative rock

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

DAIS RECORDS    17th July 2020 A classic slice of fuzzy emotional underground guitar rock. Elements of garage, fuzz and Fugazi blend with spikey pop-punk and big tunes, while urgency and propulsion characterise most of

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Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD     29th May 2020 Hoarsely shouty vocals buried in a torrent of speeding drums and doomy guitar. Normally the sort of thing I have limited time for but there is something exciting about this

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Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

OUT NOW Mani Neumeier is the only member left from Guru Guru’s original line-up, yet this is still a collaborative project. He leads from the drums and takes the vocals but then, he has

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Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records Mani Neumeier fronts the long-lasting proto-hippy German band, Guru Guru. With fifty years under their belt, a studio album last year and a live album this year, Mani is a busy man,

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