Immediate Records

Immediate records was a microcosm of the sixties music scene. Set up by ex-Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham and Tony Calder, Immediate played host to the British folk and blues scene and US imports before blossoming into psychedelia, early prog and post-psych. Nico – I’m Not Sayin’ (Single A-side, Immediate, IM-003,1965) Mick Softley – I’m […]

Beaulieu Porch – We Are Beautiful

Thursday, 25 April 2013, 19:46 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard I have something to admit. I have a reoccurring dream of hearing a psychedelic symphony. It’s a sort of British version of Smile with full orchestra, Indian instruments, harpsichords…plus bugles and flugelhorns of course. Unfortunately, the tunes fade away and disappear as I arrive back in the waking world. However, Beaulieu Porch, […]

Ulysses – Kill You Again

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 18:46 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Mark Waters Could it be that with a title like “Kill You Again” along with the CD cover of Ulysses new album with a retro 60’s spy theme that Luke Smyth, Julyan Wells-Cathedral, Shane Maxymus and Tom Sartoryal, 4 lads from one of my home towns… Bath have made one of the best […]

Lotte Kestner – The Bluebird of Happiness

Thursday, 18 April 2013, 16:10 | Category : Reviews
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Once in a while you’re lucky enough to you hear an artist that makes you stop in your tracks and transcend any pigeon hole that musicians often get placed in. Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Seattle-based artist Anna-Lynne Williams. Whilst I wouldn’t say she fits neatly into Strange Brew favourites her delicately dark folk […]

Nathan Hall – Soft Hearted Scientists

Monday, 8 April 2013, 17:39 | Category : Interview
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Welsh group Soft Hearted Scientists are one of the most innovative, talented bunch of musicians around. Their refreshing take on psychedelia combines modern life with Syd Barrett plus a myriad of other influences. Their infectious song-writing has gained critical praise from a who’s who of the music press including the NME, Q, Independent and Uncut.  As they […]

Andy Keiller

Sunday, 7 April 2013, 19:12 | Category : Articles
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English singer Andy Keiller witnessed the nascent R&B scene in West London before moving to South Africa in March 1964. There he recorded a solo album and single before forming R&B group, The Upsetters with future Influence guitarist Louis McKelvey, another West London émigré, in late 1965. Remarkably, the pair reunited by chance two years […]