The Chemistry Set – Lovely Cuppa Tea

Saturday, 16 September 2017, 20:15 | Category : Articles, Interview
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The Chemistry Set are one of the best British psychedelic bands of the modern era. Taking the 60s sound as a starting point, this duo’s range of influences ensures that their feet are firmly planted in the now.  As they release another superb vinyl offering, Jason Barnard talks to the band – Dave McLean and […]

Curvey – The Luck of Eden Hall

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 10:19 | Category : Interview, Live, News
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Gregory Curvey, co-founder of psych-rock stars The Luck of Eden Hall has helped produce a sensational string of releases for over 20 years.                                           Curvey – portrait by Shane Swank Jason Barnard speaks to Curvey […]

Strange Roads – The Action’s Rolled Gold

Thursday, 6 July 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, […]