Toby Twirl

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:11 | Category : Articles, Beat, Unreleased
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It seems incredible that it’s taken 50 years for pop-psych band Toby Twirl to release their first long player. Originally formed in 1968 in Newcastle, they recorded three now highly revered singles for Decca in the late 1960s. Jason Barnard speaks to John Reed, with contributions from band mates Barry Sewell, Nick Thorburn and Dave […]

The Thin Cherries

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:49 | Category : News
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The Thin Cherries is the new project from Chicago musicians Mark Lofgren (The Luck of Eden Hall) and Steven Delisi (Phenomenal Cat).  Their self-titled, debut album opens with the lyrically topical “Uncountry” and the psych-folk track “Twonty” and, for the rest of the release, Lofgren (who fronts on “Uncountry”) and Delisi (who sings “Twonty”) trade […]

Bobby Harrison

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 19:58 | Category : Podcasts
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Bobby Harrison of Procol Harum, Freedom and Snafu joins Jason Barnard to talk about his legendary career in rock music. Snafu – Don’t Keep Me Wondering (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air, 2017) Snafu – Long Gone (Live Nottingham 1976, Angel Air, 2017) The Golden Apples Of The Sun – The Monkey Time (Single A-side, Immediate, […]

Joss Cope – Unrequited Lullabies

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:06 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Joss Cope is arguably best known musically for his contributions to brother Julian’s landmark albums ‘Fried’ and ‘St Julian’, and later releases on the Creation label as part of Something Pretty Beautiful. His new album ‘Unrequited Lullabies’ English post-punk psychedelic sound shares much with these 80s indie landmarks. Despite it’s anglophile nature […]

Lotte Kestner – Off White

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 20:08 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Four years ago Anna-Lynne Williams under the Lotte Kestner moniker recorded one of my favourite albums ‘The Bluebird of Happiness’. A window on her soul, its delicate dark folk signature was a record that most artists could not reach, let alone surpass. Since then Anna-Lynne has released a couple of excellent […]