20 Jul 2018

And we are off...

Just to let you all know that we are going to be shutting-up shop for a week as we take a well earned break...so please be wary of this regarding any shop orders.

We will be back on the 30 July and we have some very exciting new releases to share with you in August!


Watch Julie's Haircut's Laura Agnusdei perform a Rewire Session


GOAT feature in BBC6 Music's piece on 'How psychedelia inspired a new generation of artists'

It says:

4. Goat
True psychedelic disciples, Sweden’s Goat exemplify the shamanic trance power of the repetitive groove. They’re also a masterclass in the psychedelic power of myth and image-making. Led by the enigmatic, yarn-spinning Goatman, they claim that the band is thousands of years old, has 2,500 members and hails from remote Korpilombolo in the north of Sweden, a town they claim to be steeped in the practice of voodoo.

One thing that definitely isn’t apocryphal, though, is the power of the masked Swedes’ live shows, where their combination of psych, psych-funk, drone and wild heavy rock comes alive in a communal, cathartic ritual experience worth sacrificing a lot to experience.

Read the full article here: BBC6 Music


Also nice to see GOAT's Let it Burn feature on a Tom Robinson 'Psychedelic Playlist' for BBC 6 Music. Listen here: Tom Robinson


19 Jul 2018

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs shows in Portugal and Spain

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are heading over to Spain and Portugal for some shows, finishing at Get Mad Festival in Madrid!


18 Jul 2018

Anthroprophh and GNOD in The Quietus's '100 Albums of the Year so Far'

They say:

48. Anthroprophh - Omegaville
We enter the world of Omegaville at breakneck speed. This massive, conceptual double album does not begin with any grand overture or introduction – Anthroprophh require no scene setting. There is no pause, no time to gather your senses, just layer after layer of pummelling and freewheeling guitars – hectic squalls caterwauling over churning riffs, the momentum constantly searing upwards.

11. GNOD - Chapel Perilous
As you would imagine, this level of almost berserk creative restlessness is matched by a constant adjustment in sound and process. Which might leads you to ask the very sensible question: do I need to wear a crash helmet when listening to Chapel Perilous? Where is God's great golden shovel? Being swung with great force straight at my noggin or hanging neatly from its peg back in the Arcadian potting shed? The answer is: both.

See the full rundown here: The Quietus


Photos of Hirvikolari and Heldon

Last weekend Teeth of the Sea offshoot Hirvikolari supported the legends that is Heldon at Cafe Oto and the very talented photographer Jose Ramon Caamaño was there to capture this amazing night

See here: Baba Yaga's Hut


17 Jul 2018

Pop Matters reviews Supersonic Festival

It says:

Then I moved to Stage 1 as Housewives were preparing to take the stage. The experimental post-punk/noise rock entity came to the stage amidst brilliant purple lights that created a very hazy ambiance. The setup on stage was also unusual, with the band utilizing less space and playing tightly close together. The two guitarists were opposite each other, while the drummer was placed just behind them. Their unique blend of Swans-ian no-wave with their use of unconventional instruments (saxophone being one of them) produced a brilliant result. The performance was transcendental, and the focal point soon became the rhythm and its various manipulations. Through their experimental post-punk scope, they created these impressive build ups and then completely break them down with erratic renditions. To enrich the towering rhythm section, the band explores sonic textures through the heavily processed instruments and vocals. With a great grasp on dynamics, it felt like the music came alive through their performance.


After Group A's performance Gum Takes Tooth began exploring the boundaries of what is sonically possible in Stage 3. At that point, I was moving between Stage 1, where Modern Ritual was taking place, and Stage 3 so I did not get the full extent of Gum Takes Tooth performance. For the part that I saw it was an exercise in extreme electronica, taking on techno structures and reconfiguring to a dramatic extent. Filled with energy, the band moved confidently through this maniacal set and set the bar fairly high.


After a break for the Dennis McNett procession, the stage was set for Gnod. The Manchester band is renowned for some of their early performances, which have included a dizzying 15 band members on stage to perform their hypnotic drone music. Today, however, they have cut down on this expanding outlook and instead provide a more condensed and direct assault. Gnod's sound was heavy as shit, with the amps kneeling under the heavy riffs. The sound comprises many diverse colors, from the grey sludge weight of the guitars, the bright lights of the psychedelic rock scene and the ultraviolet essence of Krautrock. Tribalistic pacing and a grunge influence complete the band's sound and the first part of their performance was truly astonishing.

Read the rest here: Pop Matters