Category Archives: Psych rock

SONG OF THE DAY The Sonics – Strychnine

Some would say that The Sonics were one of the first proper punk/garage bands to emerge out of the 60’s and that their aggressive sound, brash presence and unconventional style was both a defining and pioneering feature. Over the years … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Mystery Lights – Thick Skin

One of the highlights to last years gig diary was catching The Mystery Lights in the UK.  To make it even better,  I got to seem them in a perfectly modest-sized venue, intimate enough to get close and personal to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY White Bleaches – Mirror Machine

Arriving on a wave of authentic garage rock and forming (or is that foaming!) in the coastal surf town of Torquay, Australia, the White Bleaches are four-piece psych band who came together in 2015. Since then their psychedelic voyage has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Brian Jonestown Massacre – My Poor Heart

It didn’t take much persuasion to feature another Brian Jonestown Massacre song as soon as I realised their latest album, Something Else, was available to stream on their Soundcloud page ahead of its June 1st release date. 2018 looks set to be … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Hold That Thought

The Brian Jonestown Massacre are to release a new album early next month and have today shared new single, Hold That Thought.  This year is set to be a bumper year, however, as the psychedelic outfit have announced they are to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Kaleidopope

Any song that opens with the lyrics “Must be brave to ride the tarantula’s tide” is going to grab my attention; but that’s a given when it comes to me and The Buttertones…hell, they’ve even made me want to dig … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Tropics – As Time’s Gone

The Tropics emerged from Tampa, Florida in 1964 as a five-piece garage-rock outfit.  Soon after their forming the band began touring all over Florida and Southeastern US, playing alongside The Who, The Young Rascals, Herman’s Hermits, Heinz Heinz and Dad. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mark Sultan – Be The Blood

Canadian-born Mark Antonio Pepe, a.k.a Mark Sultan has been creating and reinventing glorious garage-rock sounds for many years now.  Also known as BBQ, he has performed under this moniker both as a solo artist and as part of a two-man … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Plague – We Were Meant To Be

There’s a little bit of the Strangeloves, Night Time in today’s song, or maybe there’s a little of this song in the The Strangeloves Night Time (which was released one year earlier in 1965), but We Were Meant To Be is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Echo Oh’s – Rubber Glue

When it comes to the reinvention and revival of garage rock, you’ll go a long way to beat The Echo Oh’s, for they are Auckland’s finest purveyors of primitive rock’n’roll and swamp-pop! Emerging in 2013, this retro 3-piece has been … Continue reading

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