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  • Menimals – ‘Menimals’

    It’s not everyday you encounter a band like Menimals, either in terms of visual or cerebral stimulus. Their high-brow descriptor intones of a band, “Experimenting the psychotropic properties of sound and exploring the power of the Elements in relation to the Platonic solids influenced by the Monomyth.” No less. Further, that they comprise the following…

  • The Underground Youth – ‘Mademoiselle’ (Physical Release)

    photo by Moritz Jekat It is a joy, to finally see the physical release of The Underground Youth‘s Mademoiselle. As the Fuzz Club Records Blog attests, “The story of Mademoiselle is a testament to the power of great music being able to reach an audience, regardless of the fact the artist might be unsigned, underground and almost unheard…

  • Mugstar – ‘Magnetic Seasons’

    photo by Steve Gullick Mugstar are like a favourite armchair, a trusted confidante, a font of eternal comfort – one which can sprout wings, when flights fancy dictate, the one who always has your back. For me, Mugstar are the latter day saints of a tradition conceived by Fairport Convention. Updating the electric folk ethic,…

  • Sons Of The Void – ‘Sons Of The Void’

    “Sons of the Void is the latest project from David Max, former bassist/songwriter with Hoboken/NYC psych rockers Tadpoles. Following his tenure with Tadpoles, David emigrated to Switzerland and began a 5-year stint as guitarist/songwriter in Genesis P-Orridge’s psych-futurist collective Psychic TV. David has also worked alongside many pioneers of drone, dream and psych over the years,…

  • Dead Rabbits – ‘The Ticket That Exploded’ (Reissue)

    photograph by chromaticism @ Fuzz Club Festival 2015 2016 finds the Dead Rabbits on the cusp of releasing a new, eagerly anticipated LP. It is perhaps only fitting then that Fuzz Club Records, close that circle with this repress of their 2013 debut, The Ticket That Exploded. I was beyond stoked, to obtain a copy…

  • Dead Skeletons – ‘Live In Berlin’

    Jón Sæmundur Auðarson (aka Nonni Dead), and his “monks of the dead temple”, in their guise as Dead Skeletons, are bona-fide shamanic resurrectionists. This loose knit collective, who coalesce as a “group”, as and when time and space allows, bring you this live esquisse – an abstract document, imprinted at SO36 Club on the 04th…

  • BLUFRANK – ‘Jungles of The Unknown // Supernature’

    Just before my laptop expired for the second time last year, I was contacted by Cairo based BLUFRANK. I’d heard just enough of the Egyptian rhythms, in the opening to ‘Jungles of The Unknown’, to pique my interest before the MacBook Pro went AWOL. Thankfully, time and ether have conspired to reunite me with this…

  • 1818 Feuersicher – ‘Transient’

    Ok, so here’s a little something out of left field, guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. “1818 Feuersicher is an experimental Peruvian band located in Lima. Our debut EP is called ‘Transient’. Our music is influenced by several music genres including: alternative rock, hard rock, bossa nova, blues, jazz, neo jazz, samba, funk, world…

  • Wooden Indian Burial Ground – ‘How’s Your Favourite Dreamer?’

    Portland protagonististas, Wooden Indian Burial Ground comprising, “justin, dan, sam, cory, paul sometimes too”, return with their latest instalment of “song’s about surfing on acid with your dad.” ‘Styrofoam Factory’, grit blasts WIBG’s up-tempo sonic intent, perhaps tipping a nod to Arne Van Petegem’s disjointed  “aesthetic of failure”, with it’s jerky, jagged rhythmic structure; ‘Sad Mutations’,…

  • Causa Sui – ‘Return To Sky’

    Causa Sui, as with many other sonic splendours, found their way to me courtesy of John Westhaver – TBWNIAS’ scintillating skinsman, disc doyen and vinyl frontiersman at Birdman Sound. As arbiters of taste go, you couldn’t wish to find yourself in better company. ‘Return To Sky’ is the latest magnum opus from the Danish four-piece,…

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