What's on Next...
"Eccentric gentlemen's fingerpunk", they say. Woozy neo-70s psych folk of the highest order, we say. Featuring Geoff Glees from the Dead Letters who played for GTI way back in the Zodiac days, and having a working history with recent GTI faves Billy T'Rivers, their new album is a wonderful mixture of terrifying ominous ritual and bucolic melodiousness. There are bits of Barrett-era Floyd and New Weird shapes in the vein of Fursaxa in there, and this is the sort of music that can cast a spell on you. No, we mean literally. They're probably all death druids.
All the way from Newcastle come this outstanding electro rocking trio. Although they have some huge soul-slapping choruses, they can still inspire When The Beat Comes In to mention "Hawkwind with a dash of Krautrock mustard". So, you'll not know whether to fall into a shoe-gazetrance or sing along. "You can very easily find yourself lost in its spacey groove" - Drowned in Sound. "The band boasts a charming sound; not too bombastic, or over fussy: quite delicate in parts and pretty high gloss in others. Spacemen 3 often spring to mind…The metronomic feel on the rhythm section also brings to mind the classic Düsseldorf bands like La Düsseldorf, 4A Düsseldorf and Neu!...The guitars…definitely have something of Rother about them" – Incendiary Magazine.
Readers with long memories might recall masked meth metal monsters and Zero Tolerance faves Dr Slaggleberry from a previous GTI slot some years ago. Now Chris Pethers from that band has teamed up with two new bandmates (including Chris Hutchinson, who was in the excellent 50Ft Panda), to form an act that "treads a similarly obstinate funked-up, f*cked- up instrumental mathcore path", as Nightshift eloquently put it. There are the same twisty influences of yore, such as Don Caballero, Zu, Lightning Bolt Hella, and so on, but with a slightly funkier, cheekier edge, owing a smidgen to the likes of Mr Bungle and Primus.