Strange Roads – The Action’s Rolled Gold

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 20:28 | Category : 1967, Podcasts
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As the world marvels at the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper, it’s time to shine a light on George Martin’s other protégés, The Action. Their legendary ‘Rolled Gold’ demo material recorded in late 1967 and early 1968 has been lovingly dusted off and remoulded for 2017 by US group Sidewalk Society on ‘Strange Roads: The […]

Astralasia – Oceania

Saturday, 11 March 2017, 20:30 | Category : Reviews
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Three years on from Astralasia’s last double album ‘Wind On Water’, the band have topped that long sold out release with ‘Oceania’. Split across double vinyl, the band present 80 minutes of largely chilled out electronica. It’s 11 tracks delve deep into the lost continent it is named after and, as the band describe it: “It’s about […]

Us and Them: Fading Within The Dwindling Sun – When I Was Walking

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 20:38 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Us and Them have two forthcoming records that highlight the captivating nature of this Swedish duo. Taking on five signature Sandy Denny tracks is quite a challenge. So it was with some trepidation I gave their forthcoming Fruits de Mer 10 inch EP ‘Fading Within The Dwindling Sun’ a spin. How would Britt […]

The Honey Pot – Ascending Scales

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 21:04 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard To celebrate Fruits de Mer Records 100th vinyl release, FDM favourites The Honey Pot embark on an audacious double album. Icarus Peel, Crystal Jacqueline and the band have fittingly assembled a crack FDM friends to guest on a set of psych/rock covers and Honey Pot originals. Starting with a pair of 60s legends, […]

Fruits de Mer August 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016, 18:52 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard A bundle of aural treats from Fruits de Mer have been imbibed recently here at Strange Brew HQ for release in August. All of which come highly recommended. The first EP out shortly is the very welcome return of California’s Sidewalk Society. What a great idea for the band to do four covers, two early Bowie and nice pair from […]

Sendelica – Ziggy Stardust

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 21:04 | Category : Reviews
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Recorded before his passing to the stars, Sendelica’s superb Bowie cover ‘Ziggy Stardust’ sees a well deserved single release on Fruits de Mer. Moving away from this landmark song’s rock edge and amplifying its spacier elements, Sendelica shine a light on ‘Ziggy’s’ strength whilst being in tune with David’s spirit. As a bonus the flip adds a sparkling remix, its ambient […]