Psych-folkies Two Wings will soon release their new album A Wake on Tin Angel records - out on the 14th April.
It is a record about love, loss and moving on where psych-rock guitar is married to the keening whoosh of Hanna Tuulikki’s vocals. It calls to mind everything from Joanna Newsom to Richard and Linda Thompson, from pastoral, bucolic, traditional folk to quirky improvised Acid-Country twang, from soft rock to classic Memphis soul.
Watch the video for Peace-Fear from the new record, and check out a couple of tracks from previous album Love’s Spring.
More Primitive the new album from Seattle’s Lonesome Shack finds them exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves.
Watch the rather yucky video for Wrecks – a song about lost love.
We have just discovered Dan Baker’s album Pistol In My Pocket. It is a marvellous collection of skeletal, tortured alt-country and folk that tells tales of the wounded and the damaged with songs of betrayal and revenge as well as songs of love-lost and love-regained. And all delivered with Baker’s mix of wavering, unforgiving howls and whispered confessionals.
Released last year, there is always one record that we miss that would be a shoe-in for our Albums of the Year list – this is undoubtedly that record. For those who love (as we do) Wooden Wand, Withered Hand, Mathew Sawyer or Damon Moon this is going to be a surefire winner!
Brilliant Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete have released their outstanding new album Chambers on limited red and green vinyl, CD, and digitally. They will also be playing a few UK dates in April.
Have a listen to just three of our favourites from the album; from the hypnotic drones of Third Wave to the spacey, weaving melodic lines of I Can’t Feel The Outside. It is a fascinating release: intense, playful, and infectious and sets the bar pretty high for psych-rock in 2014.
Swedish punks Holograms new video for Lay Us Down, features live footage shot in their hometown of Stockholm. Spanning just over seven minutes, the video bookends grim imagery of everyday life with eerie, gothic chants and apocalyptic clips, evoking equal senses of unease and intrigue.