Articles by Martyn Coppack
So that dangerous second album has turned out to be a remarkable achievement which cements Psychic Lemon as one of the most exciting and interesting bands in the UK at the moment, at least within the ever lengthening psychedelic circles
The genes of the music obviously lie amongst the fore-bearers of Hawkwind and later Ozric Tentacles, but within that sound Vibravoid are their own trip which has now been happening for 20 years.
For Charlottas Burnin Trio, all we can ask is that we hear some more music very soon from them. These really are interesting times for psych.
Here they sound like a fresh gasp of air, much like Appetite For Destruction or Is This It? did. Here we may find another zeitgeist happening.
Unlikely to become a classic, but it adds some hefty meat to a great catalogue of songs.
It’s a very good album, from a band who look to have really found themselves. Great music for weird times.
As it stands, they have a rather special debut album on their hands which should take pride of place within any discerning psych collection.
Jungfrau are a band to watch and with music which is equal parts disturbing, ethereal, beautiful and psychedelic, you will want to stay the distance with them.
In a year where psych seems to have taken something of a back-seat in terms of pushing out the boundaries, Plastic Crimewave Syndicate have set an entire fucking firework underneath the whole scene
With the psychedelic scene fighting to regain its underground status after a heady few years, Cull may well find themselves pushing at the forefront of the new crop of bands who are emerging
This is no mere musicians folly either as ‘Monochrome’ provides a remarkable glimpse into a much more private musician, allowing a more personal nature to evolve outside of the bombastic progressiveness of his main job.
The whole becomes a mutated beast of wonderful music, the kind that makes you realise that there are still bands out there who are unafraid to take chances and willing to progress in every sense of the word. It wouldn’t be too far wrong to suggest that this may be one of the essential albums of the year, both in the progressive community and outside.
Devastatingly heavy, beautifully melodic and dark, Paradise Lost have released one of the great metal albums of the year.
It’s what you do with them that counts and on the basis of this album, The Necromancers could very well see themselves as the new leading lights.
Ruby The Hatchet are a band who are not afraid to stick to what they know and within their confines they are a tremendous band.
It’s the sound of a band coming into their own and finding their feet, and this makes for a rather exciting album
This is the sound of transgressive art in all its full glory, and album that takes your moral ideas and spits them right back at you.
Instrumental heavy psych bands are ten a penny these days, few are as vital as Shooting Guns.
It should come with a warning that only true psych heads need apply but that would spoil the fun for those wishing to dabble.
With the recent 50th Anniversary celebrations, a new documentary showing on Amazon Prime, and the remaining core of the band selling out arenas across the US, Grateful Dead’s stock has never been higher. The strangest of bands in that they are cultural cornerstones of the hippy movement, and form an integral part of musical history, they nonetheless remain a cult band.
Rarely has an artist of such longevity sounded so invigorated as Chris Robinson does on this album. Behind its laid back feel is a bunch of songs which touch on all the tenets of Americana and in another time this album would be huge