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Copper Monks – Julia: Country Blues Meets Indie Psych Pop

Up and coming Alt-Country Blues artist Copper Monks released their 2019 self-titled album on June the 7th, and with it, they moved away from the archetypally predictable progressions of Blues Rock by infusing Indie Psychedelia complete with jangling melodic guitars into the arrangements

The perfect introduction to Copper Monks’ music has to be the vibrantly psychedelic soundscape “Julia” You’re still consistently fed the light and richly textured country rhythms, yet, the guitars become even more absolving through the addition of angular guitar riffs which sweep throughout the track. As for the vocals, if you could imagine if Paul Simon’s voice was a little more charismatically whisky soaked, you’d get a good idea of what Copper Monks vocalist will treat you to in Julia.

You can check out Copper Monks’ single Julia along with the rest of the album for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sansha Blue – Give it Time: Melodiously Sweet Psych Pop

“Give it Time” is the latest sticky sweet Psych Pop single from Sansha Blue; which is the latest project by the breaking Indie musician Chris Paraggio.

The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and co-producer almost having complete control over Give it Time gave the single plenty of synergetic resonance as you listened to the natural ease of each melodic instrumental progression. With the addition of the vocals, Give it Time becomes a transiently melodious composition which moves at a tempo which spills plenty of hypnotic ambience while you are left with no inclination to simply let the soundwaves wash over you.

If Thom Yorke cheered up a little bit, I could imagine it wouldn’t sound all too different from the vibrant yet striking latest single from Sansha Blue.

You can check out Sansha Blue’s single Give it Time for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


60s Psych Pop Sees an Enamouring Revival with Joyheads Latest Single “A Real Good Time”

60s Psych Pop always comes with an inherent feel-good vibe, and the latest single “A Real Good Time” from up and coming artist Joyheads is definitely no exception. The melodies are kept simple yet potently powerful in this anachronistically orchestrated single which will act as an aural TARDIS back to when times when it was a little easier to retain sunny optimism.

The single which was released on May 4th is just one of the stunning tracks from the Joyheads debut EP “Earthly Powers”. Any fans of The Zombies, the Beatles, The Byrds, and the Beach Boys will definitely want to tune in to this extremely accessible soundscape which comes with plenty of complementary colourful catharsis.

You can check out Joyheads’ latest single A Real Good Time for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


The Corvideros reinvent spacy Psych Pop with their standout single “Clown”

Bowie may not be with us anymore, but we can take plenty of solace in the fact his inspiration lives on in the unique works of up and coming artists such as The Corvideros. While there’s the perceptible reminiscence to former artists in spacy sticky-sweet psych Pop sensibilities, there’s no denying that the debut album from the Hertford, UK-based trio is powerfully inventive.

The melodic flow of the instrumentals are enough to leave you in a state of catharsis, yet there’s no tearing yourself away from the magnetic pull of the vocals which leave you with very little choice when it comes to getting pulled along with the narratives of their tracks. Which is especially the case with their standout single “Clown”. While each of the tracks on the album offers quaint aural escapism, there is no better introduction The Corvideros’ approach to quaintly stylised Indie Pop.

You can check out the debut album Nothing You Can’t Live Without for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Kevin Jones – Barista Girl: Sticky-Sweet Psych Pop

Indiana-based up and coming artist Kevin Jones’ latest single “Barista Girl” kicks off with instantly captivating narrative lyrics alluding to that bittersweet feeling of unrequited infatuation. We’ve all been there, and there have been plenty of similar honeyed Psych Pop soundscapes paying an ode to the futility of longing. Yet the candid nature of Barista Girl amplifies the resonance, and you can’t help finding empathy, well, unless you’re a little dead inside.

Instrumentally, Barista Girl is accessible and comes highly recommended to any fans of ELO the Beatles, or anyone with a penchant for the contagious melodies which were rife in the 60s and 70s.  With Barista Girl, you’ll find the same sunny, psychedelic rhythms which almost seem to spill with colour.

You can check out Kevin Jones’ latest single Barista Girl for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Sundaze – Electric Queen: Entrancingly Sweet Psych Pop

“Electric Queen” is the latest psychedelically hypnotic single from Sundaze; A Nottingham-UK based powerhouse who have proven with their latest hits that they know how to arrange a magnetically immersive Alt Rock hit. And the anthemic energy of their soundscape really should come as no surprise with Kristian Bell from the Wytches helping out with production Electric Queen, it was never going to fall flat. With a slight hint of the Madchester sound behind the single you get that instant hit of nostalgia. Yet, fans of the Doors and Stone Roses alike will quickly become enamoured by the snaking rhythms, succinct vocals and overall aural alchemy which is served up from the single Electric Queen.

You can check out Sundaze’s single Electric Queen for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.

Keep up to date with the latest releases by following Sundaze via Facebook.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Mono Club – Best Laid Plans; Harmony Filled Psych Pop At It’s Very Best

London six-piece, Mono Club are set to release their eagerly anticipated debut album on LGM Records on the 30th of March 2018, and ‘Best Laid Plan’  is among the top songs in that album.

The prominence of this sensational band grew like a wildfire ever since they invaded the music industry with their much lauded creative debut single ‘Sky High And Submarine’ last year. A song which didn’t take long before it quickly became a big favourite of Steve Lamacq’s and was subsequently play listed on BBC 6 Music.

The same creativity, the same enthralling energy, the same heightened quality is what they breathed into this scintillating single ‘Best Laid Plan’. It’s even more  interesting to watch the video of the song. This particular track can be referred to be as the one of the best single in Mono Club’s new 10 track album.

Harmony filled psych pop at it’s very best. The song might seem to have ended a little bit too fast for you just as the case was the same with me when I first listened to the song, however just within the song’s playtime the band perfectly killed it with an amazing sound. The guitarist also did a great job as well in the song.

The song has a couple of few line of lyrics but the delivery was well perfected and structured. It’s just like those kinda song that too hard to dislike.


TV ME – Stitches: A Cacophony of Swirling Hypnotic Psych Pop

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Stitches by TV ME on VEVO.

I refuse to spout the old cliché of comparing every psychedelia band that hails from Liverpool to The Beatles. Not only because in my humble opinion revival music happens to sound even sweeter than the original music, but because bands such as the 3-piece collective TV ME drop mind blowing EP’s that contain the perfect synergy of Experimental Psychedelia, Art Pop & Dream Pop.

The ethereally palpable melodies that jangle away through TV ME’s single off their latest EP ‘A Broadcast from TV ME’ can only be described as pure aural alchemy. As your mind tries to untangle the textures and layers of the sound you get dragged down further into the swirling hypnotism of track. The band formed in early 2017, it didn’t take them long to sign with Deltasonic Records & get much deserved instant airplay from the BBC.

The band’s debut track Stitches has been 15 years in the making, which seems like a staggering statement, but once you start to appreciate the roots against the contemporary influences, it’s not too hard to believe. TV ME will be following up on their EP release with plans to release their debut album later in 2018. So, if you’re a fan of Super Furry Animals, El Goodo & The Coral I wouldn’t give this track a miss!

Check out the stunning video to the band’s debut single Stitches here

Review by Amelia Vandergast