Andy Ellison

Friday, 22 November 2013, 20:43 | Category : Andy Ellison
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To celebrate the release of the new comprehensive John’s Children – A Strange Affair (The Sixties Recordings) collection on Cherry Red/Grapefruit, legendary John’s Children front man Andy Ellison joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to play tracks from across his career. The Silence – Cold On Me (John’s Children – A Strange Affair – The Sixties Recordings, Grapefruit, […]

The Magic Theatre – The Long Way Home

Wednesday, 20 November 2013, 20:47 | Category : Reviews
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Elefant Records Review by Jason Barnard The Magic Theatre’s new album The “Long Way Home” is a late contender for the best album of the year. The duo of Dan Popplewell and Sophia Churney make sumptuous orchestrated baroque and roll. Their ingredients taste like timeless songwriting, a drop of Honeybus, a dash of Vashti Bunyan […]

The Pretty Things

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:42 | Category : Interview
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The Pretty Things were one of the shaping forces of the British rock scene of the 1960s; from revolutionary raucous R&B, incendiary psychedelia to forming the concept album. They’ve continued to push boundaries since and whilst band members have come and gone their latest line-up sees them revitalised, forged around founder members Phil May and Dick Taylor. With […]

Demons Of Ruby Mae – Beneath The Surface

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:28 | Category : Reviews
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SiZe Records UK Review by Jason Barnard Earlier this year I posted about a great new band, Demons of Ruby Mae who shared the the heart of many of my favourite acts from the sixties/seventies but with a modern indie sound reminiscent of Doves. The band follow up the excellent excellent Heliacal EP with the release of […]

Schnauser – Where Business Meets Fashion

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 11:24 | Category : Reviews
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Bitter Buttons records Review by Jason Barnard Bristol’s Schnauser has been crafting left-field psych pop  for the best part of a decade and recently released their latest offering Where Business Meets Fashion. Brewing elements of The Beach Boys, Odessey and Oracle and The Flaming Lips their new platter has been on constant rotation on the […]

Beautify Junkyards – Rose Hip November

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 22:19 | Category : News
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To follow up the summer release of their excellent psych folk album Beautify Junkyards have just released their new video of one the LP’s highlights “Rose Hip November”; their lovely interpretation of the Vashti original. [tubepress video=Ft-YNGGzg1E] If you like your folk with a hint of pastoral psychedelia, this and their album (which has eight […]