psychedelia

Paul Roland with Mick Crossley - Grimmer Than Grimm

Paul Roland is an interesting case. An eclectic songwriter and performer, that transcends categorization as his music dwells between psychedelia, baroque, pop, folk, gothic, rock… you name it. Far too often inspired by classic literature, horror stories, the occult and paranormal, he does so, not in light “theatrical” way, despite his music having great atmosphere and theatricality. A person who’s explored and written about the paranormal and an author himself, he has a certain authority on the matter.
 

The Sonic Dawn to release new studio album “Eclipse” on February 1st 2019

The rays of The Sonic Dawn are like a reminder that reality is only temporary. Flickering between light and darkness, their sound burns with an intensity that places the Danish trio among the top psychedelic acts of their time.

Following their first two album releases, The Sonic Dawn have toured Europe more or less constantly, only returning home to focus on their biggest work to date.

Earthless to release new live album “From the West” on September 28th 2018

San Diego based rock trio Earthless will release “From the West” on September 28, 2018, via Silver Current Records (vinyl and cassette) and October 19th, 2018, via Nuclear Blast (CD and digital).

“From the West” was recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA on March 1, 2018.

Today, the band has released the first single in the form of a live rendition of “Electric Flame”- check it out below.

Pre-order the album in various physical and digital formats here.

Ed Wynne to release debut solo album “Shimmer into Nature” on October 12th 2018

Shimmer into Nature” is the title of the debut solo album from the Ozric Tentacles founder Ed Wynne.

A visionary, a prodigal symphonist, one of the UK’s leading influential musicians: Ed Wynne is undoubtedly a gifted instrumentalist. He is credited as one of the linchpins of the UK festival scene’s re-emergence along with his band Ozric Tentacles, who formed at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 and became staples of the Glastonbury Festival, with their most recent performance at Glastonbury in 2016 on the Glade stage.

Japanese Television to release debut self-titled EP on September 7th 2018

Japanese harp and synth player Ian Thorn and bassist Alex Lawton met on tour in Europe, performing as part of a Canadian space-rock orchestra.

They bonded over their shared passion for Finnish experimental band Circle, Pink Floyd, Television, Broadcast and Brian Eno, and went on to form instrumental space-surf band, Japanese Television, with James Moriaty and Tim Jones.
 

Black Space Riders release official video for first single “Lovelovelove...(Break the Pattern of Fear)”

German Riffonauts Black Space Riders have just released the official video for “Lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove Love (Break the Pattern of Fear)”, the first single from forthcoming album “Amoretum Vol. 2”.

Watch the video below.

Fresh on the heels of the January 2018 release of “Amoretum Vol. 1”, Black Space Riders are set to return with the compelling follow-up, “Amoretum Vol. 2”.

Black Space Riders to release new studio album “Amoretum Vol. 2” on July 27th 2018

What, already? Fresh on the heels of the January 2018 release of “Amoretum Vol. 1”, German Riffonauts Black Space Riders are set to return with its follow-up, “Amoretum Vol. 2”.
 
The songs on “Amoretum Vol. 1 & Vol. 2” were all written over a three-month period, and subsequently recorded and produced in a single rush of creativity. The band decided to release the more than two hours of music that came from their mid-2017 writing session in two different parts. As Black Space Riders' 6th album, “Amoretum Vol. 2” is a continuation - a second book - but it also exists as a completely autonomous work.
 

Earthless announces Summer 2018 UK & European Tour

Earthless, who have released their new album “Black Heaven” on March 16th, 2018, via Nuclear Blast, are touring non-stop and have just announced new August UK/EU dates.

Having recently toured through Europe with Comet Control, culminating in 3 acclaimed performances at Roadburn Festival as the fest's official Artist in Residence, the band will be appearing at several European festivals in August as well as headlining many cities on this upcoming tour leg. Don't miss these shows!

Please see all dates and support bands below.

UK & European Tour Dates 2018:
29.07. UK Birmingham - Hare & Hounds (w/ Ruby The Hatchet)

Tropical Strength to release debut album “Zutti” on May 11th 2018

Elusive NSW South Coast duo Tropical Strength unveil new single “Pile of Shit” and announce their debut album “Zutti”, out on Friday, May 11th, 2018, on Farmer & The Owl via Inertia Music.

The new track arrives to us via a video shot entirely on selfie-stick by Tropical Strength's protagonist/frontperson Al Foil as he traverses Europe.

Watch the video for “Pile of Shit” below.