Anthropos festival re-streams over the weekend

Anthropos festival will be re-streamed this weekend 26-28th June, starting 26th at 12pm. Says a spokesperson for Anthropos: The Music schedule has shifted AHEAD by 6 hours so you can tune into the sets you missed! The Village Stream will have transmission gaps and not all workshops will be re-streamed. We are so happy to…

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Elephant Stone: powerful beauty of new album Hollow

Montreal psychedelic band Elephant Stone released their latest album Hollow on February 14th. I first saw them at The Lexington in 2011 and their stunning set remains etched on my memory, the powerful and hypnotic set closer Don’t You Know cementing an ongoing love for this band, and in particular, Rishi Dhir’s thrilling sitar playing….

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Review: The Besnard Lakes, London

The Besnard Lakes closed the UK leg of their tour with a triumphant, beautiful and emotional performance at The Assembly Hall, Islington. The space was a perfect fit for The Besnard Lakes. It’s a medium-sized venue with a grand feel, and the Besnard sound swirled around and filled the space, the mirrorball on the ceiling looking like an escapee from their last album…

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Review: Jane Weaver at Oslo

Set against a muscular, driving bassline and wall of dense synth/guitar, Weaver’s voice adds a spacey, ethereal lightness, the two elements balancing each other, creating almost visible layers.

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Pink Floyd, flower children, swinging London: the 60s films of Anthony Stern

13th December 2017: so sorry to hear about the death of Iggy Rose. Over the summer of 2014, London’s Southbank Centre held a “Festival of Love”, exhibiting pieces of hippy iconography which remained dotted around the complex long after. They created a suitably fitting portal to one particular event: an evening of psychedelic films at the BFI called Flower Children in the Blinding Light: the…

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Review: The See See – psychedelia with attitude at The Lexington

The See See were part of a swirly psychedelia night at The Lexington on Pentonville Road two years ago, and they particularly caught my attention. (Also memorable were Canadian band Elephant Stone whose music is enriched with Rishi Dhir’s mesmerising sitar playing). Fast forward two years and we were back at The Lexington last week for The…

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