30 Aug 2015
Gnoomes – Ngan!
(Great new Rocket band from Russia, mixes the kraut repetition of Neu!, with the pop of the Byrds, the noise of My Bloody Valentine)
Hey Colossus – Radio Static High
(Hey Colossus follows their great Black and Gold album with an even greater album, again on Rocket...this band are on fire!!!)
Mamuthones – Symphony for the Devil
(Great new EP on Rocket coming out to coincide with their performance at Liverpool Psych Fest...includes an amazing remix by the great Giant Swan)
Various – Cherrystones presents Critical Mass
(Our 'Nothing is...' compadre delivers another stunning compilation of rare gems, this time from the krauty post punk underground '78-'84)
Flowers Must Die – Montana/Nusrat
(Another month, another Flowers Must Die record and this one is a bit special, probably their best work to date..beautiful picture disc too!!)
Flowers Must Die
Karen Gwyer – Sugar Tots
(Nice krauty groove and heavy drones)
Insanlar - Kime Ne (Ricardo Villalobos Mix 1)
(The Quietus's John Doran played this when he Dj's the Black and Gold launch party, been diggin' it ever since)
John Carpenter – Halloween 3 Soundtrack
Bitchin Bajas – Bitchtronics
(lovely droning psychouts that call to mind Eno/Fripps Morning Star...beautiful stuff!!!)
Throbbing Chakra – Megabrain Kluster
(Gothy, fuzzy wah-psych-punk band featuring Zac from the great band Lantern)
Obonox – Know America
(Another great album of fuzzed out Funkadelic sounding grooves)
Gwenno - Chwyldro
(Nice bit of Welsh, Broadcast'y groove-psych-pop)
Bob Dylan – Maggies Farm (Live at the Newport Folk Festival)
(Classic 'going electric' performance, some great grooves by Bloomfield and band)
Jane Weaver – Neotantrick Globes
(Interesting deconstruction by Andy Votel and friends of Jane Weavers amazing Silver Globe album)
Fläsket Brinner – Fläsket Brinner
(One of the members of Goat turned us on to this classic album of grooved out swedish psych jazz)
29 Aug 2015
Hills - Frid (Rocket Recordings)
Swedish space rock collective on dazzling form
Released Aug 28th, 2015 via Rocket Recordings / By Richard Lewis
Hills - Frid (Rocket Recordings) Signed to Rocket Recordings, home to many of the finest psychedelic noise makers out there at present, Gothenburg collective Hills alongside labelmates and fellow countrymen Goat have become a sizable cult proposition.
The band’s jaw-dropping set at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia in 2013 saw the group gather new converts for their nuanced, slow-burning tracks, the default setting vistas of repeated guitar motifs plaited with elements drawn from world music.
As the pulsatant cover art of previous LP 2013 opus Master Sleeps made immediately apparent, the group operate in the realm of music as mind expansion, with Frid (which translates as peace) an impressive addition to the band’s catalogue....
Read the rest of the review here: Bearded
28 Aug 2015
Goat headlined the Far Out stage at this years Green Man with a stunning set and Brooklyn Vegan have published lots of great photos that you can se here: Brooklyn Vegan
They also said this of the performance:
Most apt headliner: Goat, whose vaguely pagan masked glory closed the final night of the Far Out stage and were followed by the ceremonial burning of the giant Green Man. Plus, "Run to Your Mama" might've been the best performance of the entire festival.
We are excited to announce that Hills third album 'Frid' hits the shops today!!
The album is available on LP / CD /DL
The first pressing of the LP comes with a poster that will not be available on any future pressings.
The response for the album so far has been amazing...it has been awarded 'album of the week' by many shops and has received 10/10 and glowing reviews from all the websites/mags that have reviewed it!!
Make sure you don't miss out on possibly the 'psych album of the year'!
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce co-headline shows with Goat
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced a run of December co-headline shows with Swedish psych rockers Goat, who are headed to our shores for this year's Meredith Music Festival.
These will be King Gizzard's first tour dates since headlining their very own festival, Gizzfest, back in April. The seven-strong Melbourne outfit have also spent a good part of the year charming audiences overseas and are currently in the middle of a US tour.
They'll return home in time to support the November release of their seventh album in two years, the all-acoustic Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, hitting stages in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney in early December alongside Goat.
Coming to Australia for the very first time all the way from the remote Swedish town of Korpilombolo, the masked outfit are closer to a mysterious art cult than a band...
Read the full piece here: Triple J