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Great new music… Lay Llamas

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2018 by dc

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This coming Friday (June 15th), Italian psychedelic rockers, Lay Llamas, release their second album, Thuban.

Their first album, Ostro, was released back in 2014 and is packed with lots of krautrock influenced psychedelia, afrobeat rhythms and hypnotic otherworldliness. There are obvious current touchstones like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Goat, The Limiñanas and Clinic, but there’s something a little bit different to their sound too, an astral and wide-eyed aura that sucks in lots of influences but never sounds copy cat. There’s a masterful blend of spacey psych jams, trippy mellow moments and hooky motorik grooves, and that little bit of magic that hooked me in as soon as I heard them.

With the recent success of Aussie psychedelic acts in the shapes of Tame Impala, KGATLW, Pond and Jagwar Ma, and the rise of psychedelic festivals across Europe, it’s a bit of a surprise their debut album didn’t get a wider audience. Hopefully their sophomore release will change all that.

Ahead of the album’s release, three of Thuban’s eight tracks have recently seen the light of day on both Youtube and Spotify. Check out, Holy Worms, Altair and Silver Sun below:

You can follow Lay Llamas on Twitter @LayLlamas. Thuban is out on Friday.

New solo album by The Earlies’ synth wizard Christian Madden

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2017 by dc

Ex Earlies keyboardist and ‘amiable drunkard‘, Christian Madden has just released his debut solo album and it’s an absolute stonker. ‘The Wrecking Place‘ is a 12 track instrumental concept album described as, “providing the soundtrack to a string of unimportant events that took place in Burnley between 1985 and 2004“. It’s a humble pitch but always better to under promise and over deliver.

From start to finish the album runs amok across a variety of genres with ease, tipping a hat to funk, jazz, hip-hop, breakbeat, and prog rock without ever seeming like some rag bag collection of random thoughts. It’s a beautifully well crafted journey through Madden’s musical loves and adventures.

Check ‘The Wrecking Place‘ via the Bandcamp link below:

Soft Hair – Lying Has To Stop – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2016 by dc

Sometimes I see a music video and wonder what Beavis & Butthead would make of it. This is one of those videos…

Metronomy – Old Skool – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2016 by dc

Whyte Horses – La Couleur Originelle – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2016 by dc

Radiohead – Daydreaming – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on May 6, 2016 by dc

DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall – new video

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by dc