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White Hills ‘Walks For Motorists’ CD/LP/DD 2015

5th July 2015 at 12:48 pm

White Hills

Let’s talk about love and let’s talk about music. I love White Hills because I suspect they love a lot of the classic music that I love too. I reckon they love Chrome and Kraftwerk and The Stooges and Hawkwind and Can and lots…
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Steve Von Till ‘A Life Unto Itself’ CD/LP/DD 2015

17th June 2015 at 6:55 pm

Steve Von Till

Neurosis lynchpin Steve Von Till’s name always becomes scrambled in my brain with that of gritty gunslinger Lee Van Cleef. Lazy silly brain. I just had to tell you that before we start. The opening track, In Your Wings, sets the sad tone for…
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Old Man Lizard ‘Lone Wolf Vs Brown Bear’ CD/DD 2014

19th October 2014 at 11:01 am

Old Man Lizard

Old Man Lizard are headed by the prodigiously talented Jack Newnham (he also drums for the outrageously good Meadows), who vocalises the lyrics and plays the six string guitar. The other two members are Gav Senior, who plucks away at the four string bass…
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Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2014 – Saturday Review By Adam Stone

14th October 2014 at 10:47 am

Liverpool Psych Fest 2014 - Christian Bland And The Revelators - Photo by Seb Johnson

I had to spend the first part of Saturday feeling fragile due to the alcohol intake on Friday, which I’m not used to anymore. My thirty units on a Friday night days are long gone, so anything approaching even half of that makes me…
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The Heads: Adam Stone Interviews Infamous Fuzz Legends Bassist Hugo Owen Morgan

13th October 2014 at 9:34 am

The Heads

Never mind Electric Wizard, Loop, and Spacemen 3, where would we be without The Heads? Even if you’ve never heard them, you’ve heard a hundred bands who have. They recorded sessions for John Peel and Mark Radcliffe, released early records on Man’s Ruin, and…
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Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2014 – Friday Review By Adam Stone

6th October 2014 at 11:20 am

Liverpool Psych Fest 2014 - Klaus Johann Grobe - Photo by Seb Johnson

These hot Septembers are just ripe for psychedelic festivals. Cool nights and bright and close afternoons match droning wig-outs and folk-inflected dalliances perfectly. Checking into Hatters Hostel and the Victorian brilliance of the lavishly tiled foyer, reminded me once again how this unique city…
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The Heads ‘Everyone Knows That We Got Nowhere’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2014

18th August 2014 at 9:31 am

The Heads

I shit you not, you goggle-eyed loons, but Bristol’s legendary (yet strangely unsung) psych-heroes The Heads are possibly the definitive uber-cult stoner-psych band of the late 20th/ early 21st century. I have a hunch that possibly the majority of people reading this review have…
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Bl’ast! / Denim & Leather @ The Star & Garter, Manchester 25/06/2014

3rd July 2014 at 9:31 am

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Leaving a little late because of various adult responsibilities related to relationships, jobs and parentage, I got my hand scrawled on and entered the dark semi-humid confines of the top room at The Star & Garter to see a good few numbers by the…
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Mugstar / Black Bombaim / Three Dimensional Tanx @ The Roadhouse, Manchester 01/06/2014

9th June 2014 at 11:39 am

Mugstar @ The Roadhouse, Manchester 01/06/2014

As I entered the black basement club, the propellant rhythm of Three Dimensional Tanx,they’re from Lancaster, which strikes me as unusual because I don’t think I’ve heard of a band from Lancaster before (I can’t believe you forgot about infamous eighties hardcore shock-act Dr…
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Holly Hunt ‘Prometheus’ 12″/DD 2014

2nd May 2014 at 9:37 am

Holly Hunt

Two piece bands, one thumping the drum set and one thrashing the strings, one or both members maybe shouting or even singing over the ruckus, have become an established structure within rock music. From the ground-breaking blues-punk of the White Stripes to the seething…
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