Strange Brew Sounds for mid-2016

Reviews by Jason Barnard There’s a dizzying array of new music being released so here’s the best from a range of Strange Brew genres. Psych Octopus Syng venture further into psychedelia with their marvellous album ‘Hollow Ghost/Rochelle Salt’. Arguably a little more experimental and Floydian in places than some of their earlier releases, it’s all the better […]

Crystal Jacqueline – Rainflower

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 21:12 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Crystal Jacqueline’s superb Floyd cover, ‘Grantchester Meadows’, featured on the recent Fruits de Mer Podcast, so it’s timely that it forms part of her forthcoming album ‘Rainflower’ available on Mega Dodo Records. Like her previous long player ‘Sun Arise’ intersperses a few choice reinterpretations of vintage material; however new material is the focus […]

Fruits de Mer Podcast

Monday, 26 January 2015, 19:58 | Category : Podcasts
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Fruits de Mer Records label chief Keith Jones joins Strange Brew host Jason Barnard to play a selection of tracks from and which inspired the world’s smallest vinyl-only psychedelia/progressive rock/acid-folk/krautrock/R&B/spacerock record label! Schizo Fun Addict – Theme One (Single A-side, Fruits de Mer, 2008) Tír na nÓg – Love Is Like A Promise (Forthcoming Single A-side, […]

Fruits de Mer Listen To The Sky

Cherished vinyl only label Fruits de Mer launch five excellent new releases from artists who all uniquely reinterpret 60s and 70s tracks making them all vibrant and sparkling for 2014.  Crystal Jacqueline and The Honey Pot present six UK and US psych favourites (plus a fitting Icarus Peel original) into a double 7” concept package. […]

Groovy Uncle and Crystal Jacqueline Sounds Good

Friday, 27 September 2013, 21:52 | Category : News
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The Strange Brew proudly hosts Mark Waters’ latest Sounds Good shows on two some of the best acts around of the scene: Groovy Uncle and Crystal Jacqueline. Hear Sounds Good’s Mark Waters talking to Glenn Prangnell the leader and song writer of all-star pop songsters Groovy Uncle. Listen to song writing gems with: Groovy Uncle on Sounds Good […]

Crystal Jacqueline – Sun Arise

Monday, 9 September 2013, 20:01 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Crystal Jacqueline’s debut album on Mega Dodo, “Sun Arise” mixes classic pop-psych with new on her enjoyable long player. Building on her work with neo-psych group The Honey Pot and success of her recent Fruits de Mer EP, album opener “Sun Arise” branches into proggier territory mixed with glam stomping guitar. […]