Mad Mackerel Recommends… Sick Bookies

A new discovery for us, Ad Nauseam is the third album proper from the Lincolnshire four piece Sick Bookies.

A true DIY effort, it was recorded and compiled over the last year in studios, bedrooms and living rooms. Comprising of eleven pieces of music, the album explores the bewilderment of our times through twisting words, stalling arrangements and songs that are close to dismantling. The influences range far and wide, and despite not always being explicitly worn on the sleeve, take in all those genres from the left-field of rock music; alternative rock, post-rock, psychedelia, krautrock, post-punk, shoe gaze, lo-fi, space rock and avant-garde, but all approached with a schizophrenic mix of full-blooded commitment and a knowing sense of self. The album title itself is a nod to the timeless Derek & Clive, affirming the group’s admiration for those, in whichever art form, dare to provoke cultural taboo’s and ponder the difficult questions.

Raymond P. Weird is a case in point; a dizzying meander into the conscience of 21st Century banality, with lurching stops, merry-go-round guitars and accusatory couplets – there is more than a hint of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd about it. Listen / download it below.


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