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Benny Sings – Not Enough – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2019 by dc

Loving the Steely Dan vibe on this new tune from Dutch singer-songwriter, Benny Sings. Check out the video below:


Frankie and the Witch Fingers – Pleasure – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2019 by dc

There’s so much quality psychedelic and garage rock music knocking about at the moment it’s kid in a sweet shop time!

One of my favourite tunes of the last few days is ‘Pleasure’ by the excellently named Frankie and the Witch Fingers. Imagine King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard jamming with Kula Shaker in the Black Keys‘ spare bedroom and you’re half the way there – check out the video below:

Aldous Harding – The Barrel – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2019 by dc

I love this tune even more than I love Aldous‘s hat in the video. It’s a brilliant late night ballad with a cool as you like groove (and some awesome lyrics about ferrets and eggs). The video does make me go a little bit Beavis & Butthead though…

Great new music – Lucille Furs

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2019 by dc

Get ready to discover your new favourite ‘baroque pop’ band. Hailing from Chicago, Lucille Furs, play a glorious brand of psychedelia that sucks in influences as wide reaching as The Kinks, The Turtles, Rockin’ Horse, The Byrds and The Motions.

Some lucky gig goers may have witnessed them supporting the likes of Mild High Club, Post Animal and Whitney over the past couple of years. For those that haven’t, new single, Paint Euphrosyne Blue, is a dazzling retro-romp that bounces and oscillates its way through a psychedelic wonderland of wide-eyed delight. Sergeant’s Pepper’s Preservation Society, anyone?

The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Blood and Rockets – new video

Posted in Animation, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2019 by dc

The Claypool Lennon Delirium is the brainchild of Sean Lennon and Primus‘s Les Claypool. Anyone who heard their excellent debut album, Monolith of Phobos, back in 2016 will have noted it’s love of all things psychedelic, and more than likely enjoyed it muchly too.

Now, with their latest six and a half minute opus, Blood and Rockets, they’ve fully embraced that mid 1960’s psychedelic vibe and gone all ‘Sergeant Pepper‘s‘. It’s a glorious track sucking in just enough of that elusive Lennon & McCartney aura to make it feel inspired as opposed to just another weak pastiche.

New album, South of Reality, is out next week and if it’s anything like ‘Blood and Rockets‘ we’re in for a treat – check out the Terry Gilliam-esque video below:

Weezer cover A-ha’s ‘Take On Me’

Posted in Animation, Music, Pop Culture with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2019 by dc

It’s one of the most iconic music videos of all time and one of the biggest number 1’s of the 1980’s, and now A-ha‘s Take On Me has been covered by legendary US rock band, Weezer.

Weezer even go as far as apeing the Norwegian band’s video with a retro-inspired pastiche that features Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard and his band, Calpurnia miming along to the tune, as well as nods to the original video’s animated sequence.

Check out the video below:

Five great new tunes

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2019 by dc

2019 has started with treats galore. January is often noted as a month off for much of the music industry but that’s certainly not been the case this year.

Just one and a half months in and we’ve already got great albums by the likes of Panda Bear, Deerhunter, Mira Calix, Steve Mason, Guided by Voices and James Blake. Pretty decent I’d say.

Here’s five new tunes that also deserve your attention:

Black Taffy – Lantern Flies In Mist

Ethereally hypnotic strings n’ beats.

Cass McCombs – Absentee

Stunning piano ballad with tickles of quivering sax.

Laura Misch – Hibernate

Millenial jazztronica absorbs 90’s trip hop feels.

starRo – Song For Me feat. Lindsay Olsen

A gorgeous little late night sexy jazz gurgle of a tune.

Weval – Heaven, Listen

Dutch weirdtronica brilliance.