Saturday, 18 June 2016

THE ALLOY SIX – TURN OUT THE LIGHTS (copaseDisques LP).

From the ashes of two great Stockholm based 60s Garage/Mod/RnB/Psychedelia influenced bands The Moving Sounds and The Fourtune-Tellers emerge The Alloy Six!! Mixing Pebbles/Rubble inspired Garage Rock with harder edged Mod/Freakbeat vibes, for their debut album The Alloy Six deliver twelve tunes dominated by driving, swirling Hammond organ and 12-string guitar, along with fuzzed out distortion, super-tight drumming and spot-on bass that give these songs that authentic vintage 60s feel.

Packed with Nuggety goodness, Turn Out The Lights is a solid album of cool tracks, combining up tempo hip-shakers with more lysergic tinged head-swirlers. There are some top tunes here that any fans of the first wave of 60s pioneers like The Electric Prunes, The Castaways, ? & The Mysterians, The Standells and The Leaves, along with 80s Neo-Psych revivalists such as The Prisoners, Mood Six and The Times are really going to dig. The spirit of Prunes, amongst other great, classic Garage/Psych bands, are evoked on both ‘Impossible Dream’ and ‘Lights Out’ making it obvious that The Alloy Six are big aficionados of that era as they channel these great sounds into their songs. The standout tracks have to be the fizzing ‘Like It Or Not’, a tripped out ‘Be What You See’ and the epic Eastern drones and Garage Rock fuzz of album closer ‘You And I’. This is a seriously groovy record that we recommend for lovers of the timeless sounds of the first psychedelic era and the energy of the UK Freakbeat scene.

Released as a limited edition vinyl LP (inc. D/L) only  by German retailer/distributor Copasetic Records via their own copaseDisques imprint…….Turn Out The Lights is due for release in late July (22/7/16) and is available to pre-order now from the Copasetic Records webstore and possibly from your very groovy local-ish Psych Rock retailer. Distributed by Cargo Records Germany (Gemany/Austria/Switzerland), Code7  (UK), Sonic Rendezvous (Benelux), Crypt Records (worldwide) and Copasetic Mailorder (worldwide).

The album will be released on CD in Japan end of August on Majestic Sound Records.



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