62 Miles From Space

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 21:42 | Category : Interview
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Founded in Moscow, ’62 Miles From Space’ is Neil Davidson (samples, programming) and Roman Kutnov (guitar, vocals). Uniquely their collaboration is solely online predominately consisting of virtual instruments. Perhaps it’s this that has created such a beguiling sound and led to support from Gideon Coe at 6 Music.  With a newly expanded EP out on […]

Mark and the Clouds – Cumulus

Sunday, 26 February 2017, 14:47 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard ‘Cumulus’ is London based Mark & the Clouds follow-up to debut long player ‘Blue Skies Opening’. Fronted by singer/guitarist and songwriter Marco Magnani, the group’s first release had a 60s psych/90s indie feel and this release does not break a successful formula. Some bands that cite the 60s as their prime influence overpower their recordings […]

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 […]

Will Z – New Start

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 20:28 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Mega Dodo have releasing some excellent material – principally in the pop-psych mold – like The Honey Pot and Octopus Syng. This new album with multi-instrumentalist Will Z sees the label branching into prog-rock. Whilst I’m not the world’s biggest prog fan, ‘New Start’ is rather lovely in places. Opener Jain […]

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 […]

Games For May – Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo Records – Live

By John Blaney The best things in life are worth sharing, and for the last couple of years Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo have been sharing bands as fast as our records have been flying out the door. When the respective label bosses began exchanging emails something bigger was bound to happen. Buoyed by […]