Posts Tagged ‘Cult Of Dom Keller’

I have only just got my hearing back after seeing The Cult Of Dom Keller shred the room at The Great Escape – just in time in fact for their new single Shambhala Is On Fire!

It is a scorching slab of experimental goth-tinged psych that fans of Swans and The Icarus Line will find plenty to entertain themselves with here, but (whisper it quietly) so too will all those Sisters of Mercy devotees too.

The band will release their third album, Goodbye To The Light with esteemed London label Fuzz Club on July 22nd.

Immerse yourself here…


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A final day building up the step count trudging between venues. This time choosing to start at a free all day gig at Bleach which was not an official GE event, and was nearly 3,000 steps away, but worth it all the same for Nots and Nap Eyes.

The former, a blistering all-female foursome from Tennessee, peeled what paint was left from the walls and the latter playing downstairs in the main bar offered some delightful slacker-indie pop with appropriately obtuse and literate lyrics. Both in their own way thoroughly entertaining.

After a break, I was back later for a set of spaced out, ambient tinged krautrock from Ulrika Spacek before Traams stormed the stage with their belligerent, brooding post-punk. A stunning Succulent Thunder Anthem appeared early in the set whilst closer Klaus was as good as anything we’ve heard live for a long, long time.

I hopped over the road (negligible steps) to The Joker to see a charming if somewhat inoffensively bland set of mild folk rock from Leif Erikson before retracing those 3,000 steps back to the seafront to squeeze in for the blazing, full on psychedelia of The Cult Of Dom Keller.

Ears suitably ringing, I did the last 1,000 steps or so back to the hotel and the end of three pretty fine days at the Great Escape.







best of the weekWe seem to have posted a lot of tunes this week with three Nickel In The Jukebox round ups and here are twelve more – all newly minted this week.

From the return of the Stone Roses to the gothic blues of Adia Victoria and the indie rock of Catfish & The Bottlemen and taking in songs about Bob Dylan, God and a cover of the easy listening classic Moon River.


  1. Stone Roses – All For One
  2. Mark Kozlek – Moon River (Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer cover)
  3. Diarrhea Planet – Bob Dylan’s Grandma
  4. Amy Klein – American City
  5. Case/Lang/Veirs – Delirium
  6. Speedy Ortiz – Death Note
  7. Slow Club – Ancient Rolling Sea
  8. Adia Victoria – Mexico Blues
  9. Catfish & The Bottlemen – Glasgow
  10. The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Broken Arm Of God
  11. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Commandment 4
  12. Broncho – Speed Demon














Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014.

40 The Orwells – Disgraceland

The Orwells - Southern Comfort


39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love



38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo

cult of dom keller

37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio

mark lanegan band


36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours

Hamilton Leithauser Solo Album


35 Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music

sturgill simpson


34 Micah P Hinson & The Nothing – Micah P Hinson & The Nothing

micah p hinson


33 Temples – Sun Structures



32 Avers – Empty Light



31 Amen Dunes – Love

Amen Dunes - Love


30 Simone Felice – Strangers

simone felice


29 Natural Child – Dancing’ With Wolves

natural child


28 Dead Fingers – Big Black Dog

Dead Fingers



27 Wooden Wand – Azag-Toth

wooden wand azag-toth


26 The Dune Rats – The Dune Rats

Dune Rats


25 Hookworms – The Hum

hookworms the hum


24 The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader



23 Ty Segall – Manipulator

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22 Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea

parkay quarts


21 First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

First Aid Kit - M