Canadian band Doomsquad took Dream Pop to the next level with a stunning blend of Shoegaze and Electronica driven by poly-rhythmic processed beats and even managed to get the reclusive Mary Margaret O’Hara into a recording studio for the first time for ages. Their album Total Time was picked up for release in the UK by Bella Union……………….”Teleporting from the Ontario forest to the New Mexico desert, and swapping their debut album Kalaboogie’s cavernous reverb for up-close and physical bass thump, Total Time is the next stage of Doomsquad’s evolution from accidental folk experiment to technicolor dance utopianists”.
Also on a 60s trip were English acid dandies The Higher State, whose album Volume 27 released on Texas label 13 O’Clock Records is a swirl of Byrdsian Jangle Pop, Garage Psychedelia and lysergically altered 60s Folk Rock which vibrates with the authentic grooviness of a rave up at the Whisky A Go Go circa 1967. “The Higher State tear through twelve tracks of sharp, tight, fuzzy Psych Pop which all have the feel that they are previously undiscovered 60s gems. Suffice it to say that this is an undoubtedly brilliant record, absolutely crammed with fabulous songs with no filler whatsoever…………………..a must listen for all the Nuggets/Pebbles heads out there who dig the sounds of The Seeds, The Byrds, Dylan and the Electric Prunes”.
|SONS OF THE VOID|
|THE BONE MACHINE|
|IMMAD WASIF with TWO PART BEAST|
Your band here in 2017?!?!?………….we miss things, actually taking into account the amount of Psych records released in any given year we miss quite a lot of stuff. Apart from regular press releases from PR agencies, records we buy ourselves and the occasional mind blowing record we stumble across we rely on bands/labels to let us know about their releases……………….If you have a record that you think would blow our minds coming out in 2017, please let us know. You can contact us either by our Facebook page or Email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We prefer to be sent physical copies of albums, EPs or singles for review mainly because they sound better than digital files played through a laptop and we tend to forget about MP3 once they have been downloaded (LPs/CDs for review go into a pile by turntable/CD player and as Sandie Shaw said “there is always something there to remind me”).