Category: Interview

  • Interview: Radar Men From The Moon

    As a prelude to inclusion in the forthcoming issue of Optical Sounds Fanzine, as well as a precursor to my getting to witness these guys at least twice in the coming months, I caught up with Tony and Glenn from Radar Men From The Moon for a flavour of what makes them tick… Tell me…

  • Interview: Hermann Blaupunkt / Het Droste Effect

    I recently reviewed the new Het Droste Effect album ‘Soar’, which you can read here. Het Droste Effect were one of the “gateway drugs”, in my personal epiphany with the resurgence of independent, experimental, underground psychedelia. I caught up with ‘Hermann Blaupunkt’ from the band, for the low-down on all things Het Droste Effect… Can…

  • Interview: 3AM / Chino Burga

    I have been smitten with the sounds of Chino Burga / 3AM, ever since I discovered him on the split release ‘Disappear / Waves‘, with Sula Bassana. I then went on a vinyl mission of amassing his output, culminating in a live show in Zwolle with The Dead-End Alley Band, at the Sociaal-culturele vereniging Eureka. Here…

  • Interview: USA Nails

    Interview: USA Nails

    Following my recent Album Review for the USA Nails release of ‘No Pleasure‘, I caught up with Steven from the band for a little Q & A; Chr – What’s in a name? I have always been struck with the idea that you are given your name by two people you have never met! How did…

  • News: The Gluts

    News: The Gluts

    All roads lead to… Milano – certainly in the case of The Gluts! Since I had the unadulterated pleasure of witnessing The Gluts support White Hills, at the near mythical Bloom home venue back in April, the band have been busy, beavering away in their new rehearsal space. [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=3524094672 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=7137dc tracklist=false…

  • LP Review & Interview: Giöbia – ‘Magnifier’

    LP Review & Interview: Giöbia – ‘Magnifier’

    Photograph by Eugenio Crippa I love bands who have the self-assurance and presence of mind to produce a clear, concise and informative website, Giöbia are one such band… “Giöbia has been one of the most influential psychedelic bands in Italy over the last years. Seduced by the lysergic side of the ‘60s, by exotic mantras…

  • LP Review / Interview: Polska Radio One – ‘Early Broadcasts’

    LP Review / Interview: Polska Radio One – ‘Early Broadcasts’

    ‘Early Broadcasts’ is the latest vinyl release from Polska Radio One. Their 2014 vinyl release of ‘Cosmos Inside’, was easily one of my standout records of last year – which in a year of standout releases, gives you some idea of their collective and unique aural quality. Polska Radio One, from Yekaterinburg, in the Ural’s…

  • Interview: Sonic Jesus

    Interview: Sonic Jesus

      On experiencing ‘It’s time to hear’ for the first time, the warm embrace of it’s sweeping grandeur and haunting imagery had me gladly and willingly sealing my “Faustian Pact” with Sonic Jesus. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHloc0X69YY&w=560&h=315] A pact that the intervening 18 months has rewarded with two spellbinding live performances, at Eindhoven Psych Lab last year…

  • Interview: 10 000 Russos

    Interview: 10 000 Russos

    Photograph by Betânia Liberato 10 000 Russos eponymous debut LP was released on 20th May and is available in digital and cd formats. Vinyl in regular edition (limited to 500), and in deluxe edition (limited to 100), the one I am waiting for, is available now for pre-order from Fuzz Club Records. Ahead of reviewing the LP,…

  • Interview: Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Moon Duo

    Interview: Distorted Perspectives Festival: Teaser – Moon Duo

      Ahead of the Distorted Perspectives Festival I got talking with Moon Duo about playing in Letterkenny. Do you have any Irish connections? “My grandmother was Irish, and our manager and our booking agent are both Irish. Plus, I love Van Morrison of course. Americans generally feel a kinship and fondness for Ireland and Irish…