New single by Elephant Stone: La Fusée du Chagrin

New material from Montreal psychedelic band Elephant Stone always gives my heart a lift. I was captivated when I first saw this band at The Lexington at a psych night back in 2011, and a few nights later at the much-missed Bull & Gate in Kentish Town. Rishi Dhir‘s sitar playing is mesmerising and adds…

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Aftertouch: magical new album from Absolutely Free

Emerging from a misty and dreamy landscape comes the second album from Canadian outfit Absolutely Free called Aftertouch, released September 24 on Boiled Records. The band caught my attention earlier in the year with the thought-provoking single How to Paint Clouds – the second track on this new release. Absolutely Free, comprising the core trio…

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The Besnard Lakes launch their redemptive new album

The Besnard Lakes don’t make things easy for themselves, publicity wise. The new album which launched on January 2021, The Besnard Lakes are The Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings isn’t a title that fits neatly into social media posts, as well they know. But the Canadian outfit don’t particularly care – nothing is going…

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