nick nicely – London South

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 18:32 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard “the greatest popstar that never was…” nick nicely continues to beguile with his third single release, London South, from last year’s unparalleled album Space of a Second.  London South’s lyrical bite still grabs your attention however the remixes gave the listener the chance to hear two alternative boroughs. nicely’s labelmates Grasscut flip […]

nick nicely – Rrainbow

Monday, 23 February 2015, 21:08 | Category : Reviews
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Review by Jason Barnard Last year, psychedelic electronica pioneer nick nicely released one of 2014’s best albums Space of a Second. The album creatively saw experimental acoustica meet a house influence. His new single continues this theme presenting the original version of ‘Rrainbow’, one of the slow burning melancholic acoustic numbers with a Numan-esque tinge; and […]

nick nicely – Space of a Second

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 13:42 | Category : Reviews
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Lo Recordings – Released 6 Oct 2014 Review by Jason Barnard nick nicely is one of a rare breed of artists who see psychedelia as not a retro trip to summer 67. nick takes inspiration from the innovation of the period but feeds it through a modern dance edged palette. One of his early flowerings […]

nick nicely – wrottersley road

Saturday, 11 May 2013, 15:08 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard nick nicely will always be fondly remembered his ground breaking, genre busting, should have been massive pop hit “hilly fields (1892)”.  However more critically, nick’s releases over the past 30 years have redefined psychedelia, breaking free of the sixties straight jacket combining electronica with rock experimentation.  nick gave the Strange Brew a […]

The League Of Psychedelic Gentlemen

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 20:04 | Category : Reviews
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By Jason Barnard Four new-psych heroes combine forces on a new Fruits de Mer EP to fight the scourge of musical apathy. On “The League of Psychedelic Gentlemen” nick nicely, The Bevis Frond, Anton Barbeau and Paul Roland individually present four exclusive tracks, old and new.  With his electronic super powers nick nicely’s “Rosemary’s Eyes” […]

Time Machine

The Strange Brew transports itself away from the Sixties and Seventies to present, in this one off special, a selection of British tracks post-1980 that capture the sound or spirit of this earlier age. The Jam – Start! (Sound Affects, Polydor, 1980) nick nicely – Hilly Fields (1892) (Single A-side, EMI, 1982) Robyn Hitchcock – […]