To build a fire

Kevin Morby from Texas. This tune is a real slow burner. If you’re patient it has some nice flourishes.

Electric Moon! New studio album out April 7th.

Madlib… mad turntablism

The Honey Drippers

MAGA from Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel

Tombstones in their eyes from LA.

Hey Colossus – This is super grunty so be careful.

The Shivas, Portland Oregon.

 

San Fran to Reno

Soak a.k.a Bridie Monds-Watson from Derry, Northern Ireland.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Watch DIG! you maniac.

Psychemagik remix of Yves Simon.

Future Sound of London.

Girls Names – Belfast, Northern Ireland

93millionmilesfromthesun – Doncaster, UK

Magic Shoppe from Boston Massachusetts. They have a lot of guitar players in their band.

Beyond the  Wizards Sleeve. Creation is from their excellent 2016 debut album.

Merchandise from Tampa, Florida. Yes, he sounds a little like Morrissey.  The production is a bit washed out on this song. They recorded it at home, so I’ll forgive them. Love this tune.

Swim Mountain?

#1 Dads from Melbourne win the award for best 1980’s Fleetwood Mac impersonation.

Steve Gunn – Lurker (live at Atlantic Sound Studios) Stop whatever you are doing and watch this. The playing and rhythm is out of this world. So beautiful.

Hiss Golden Messenger covers David Wiffen.

Drinking Flowers from L.A. This tune was on the bFM playlist. At the time I looked them up and noticed they had about 14 plays. It always baffles me how bFM finds such fresh stuff.

Stay from Barcelona. This song features Andy Bell from Ride.

The Castillians from Birmingham, UK.

Cabbage from Manchester, UK.

Surf City from AUCKLAND!

Theophilus London. Trinidadian-born American rapper.

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae

Penicillin Baby from Nashville Tennessee.

Goat. Swedens finest.

Sheer Mag from Philadelphia.

La Femme from Biarritz, France.

The Olympians. New York.

The Limiñanas. Garage pop psyche from Perpignan, France.

Glasvegas from Scotland.

King Tuff. Kyle Thomas also played in Witch with J. Mascis.

Skinnyman. He’s obviously pissed off.

Barrington Levy. #1 Reggae jam.

100,000 Horsepower

San Francisco based Ethan Miller mainlines straight back into Comets on Fire .

Warp Transmission from Tampere. Finland. Vinyl release of 1000 on Creepy Crawl records in March 2017.

Les Amazones D’Afrique are an all-female west African group. République Amazone is a protest record targeting the repression of women both on the continent and around the world.

Here Lies Man from LA. Out on Riding Easy Records. Modern take on Zamrock?

1000mods from Greece. Nice classic stoner groove.

Flat Worms from LA are a three piece made up of members from Thee Oh Sees, The Babies and Dream Boys.

check out this Jam! I’m presently trying to get a digital copy from their record label. All 341  vinyl 7″ copies have sold out – and the label doesn’t usually sell digital.

a little trail of crumbs for Big Hungry

Jack Arel and Jean Claude Petit are french composers who have written music for television & film.

Royal Headache are from Sydney Australia. They formed in 2008, jamming in a boat shed on the banks of the Parramatta River.

Marble Eyes hail from Oakland, California.

Tim Presley is from the US. He’s signed to Drag City. In 2006 he joined the Fall. While he no longer plays with them he occasionally guests on their albums. Presley also recently collaborated with Ty Segal and Cate Le Bon

Mind Rays are from Ghent Belgium. They describe themselves as “4 deranged devotees of mind bending psych, raw primitive punk & face melting fuzzadelic savagery”

The Wave Pictures. Is this English rock?

Aussie Battlers

Buried Feather from Melbourne. This sounds like Moon Duo to me.

DMA’s from Sydney. Interviewed them ahead of their performance at Laneways. Top blokes. Really down to earth given they’ve blown up in the UK.

Orb – Geelong, Australia. Blending Tame Impala & Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats.

God – Melbourne 1987.

Sydney. These guys played a the 95bFM Christmas party in 2012.

Scandinavian guitar (plus Austria)

De Underjordiske from Denmark. I’m unsure if that translates to “The Underground” or “The Underearthlings”. When I received their album on CD in the mail, they included a note to say it was the only copy in the southern hemisphere.

Goat from Sweden! Will they ever play live in New Zealand? Fingers crossed.

Juleah is a solo multi-instrumentalist  from Austria. She plays everything on this record!

Les Big Byrd from Stockholm, Sweden. Featuring members of the Teddybears.

Weedpecker from Warszawa, Poland. Cosmic fuzz overdrive!

Talmud Beach – Helsinki, Finland

Eclectic Electronica

This Psychemagik rework of Beyond the Wizards Sleeve “Creation” features on a yellow 12″. Released in July 2016, “Creation” is the second single from Beyond the Wizards sleeve excellent record The Soft Bounce.

Italian producer Cosmic Garden released his Sealaconda EP 12″ in October 2016. It’s super catchy proto-deep house. He credits “nature power” as the inspiration for this release.

Marcus Marr is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ & Producer from London. “Pleasure Moon” was used to open the 2014 Versace show in Milan.

Daniel Avery showcases decadent rhythmic minimalism on his 2013 release Drone Logic.

Hendrik Schwarz remixes a 1978 Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas gem.

Instrumental psych

Toy hail from Brighton, England. “Conductor” is the opening track from their sophomore album. The track moves to the front foot and works into some fine trance inducing krautrock.

Miami Deutsch formed during 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The band members are masters of Motorik beat & repetitive freakouts. They draw a heavily from their forefathers Neu! and Can. Their 2015 S/T debut was originally released on cassette and subsequently vinyl.

Hills are a three piece based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The single “Montelius Väg” featured on a limited double 7″ release for Sonic Cathedral. Get your hands on a copy if you can find one. As with many modern bands from Sweden, Hills draw influence from lot of great bands from the 60’s and 70’s. This track features some great flute!

35007 formed in the late eighties in Eindhoven, Netherlands. By the early 2000’s they had evolved into an instrumental band. “20 09” is the opening track from their final record Phase V. The release features a new guitarist and a few subtle adjustment to their style. In my book they are kings of the space rock genre.

Gnod from Salford, UK join forces with White Hills from New York. Taken from their album Gnod Drop out with the White Hills II, “Drop Out” is a propulsive and swirling hypnotic epic.