77:78 – ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’


As card-carrying members of the kaleidoscopic musical maestros The Bees, Isle Of Wight musicians Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin were responsible for some of the most magical, downright brilliant moments of the last decade.

Back to the present….. and the duo has an entirely new project called 77:78, a debut album called Jellies, penned for release via Heavenly Recordings on July 6th and a taste of said album in the shape of ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’. It’s a radiant, jaunty and joyous cut of infectious soulful pop with some psychedelic leanings; namely the fluttering flutes and echoing atmosphere which abound on the peripheries. It’s breezy little gem with a subtle swagger that will whisk your mind far, far away to long summer days of glorious sunshine. Like The Bees, 77:78 echo classic pop, folk and psych of the past but just like their previous incarnation, they bring plenty of their own character to make it their own delightfully irresistible sound.

Check out ‘Love Said (Let’s Go) below – the video is a delight too.

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Grey Watson – ‘Radical Passenger’


Grey Watson is a Seoul-based musician, originally from Birmingham Al, who among many things, has quite a way with gorgeous psych-tinged pop ballads.

Watson’s latest single, ‘Radical Passenger’ is a perfect example of this, and depicts the wonderful charm in which his music is oozing with. It is a charming delight dripping with melody and harmony, adorned with a swooning blend of truly beautiful textures and rich sounds, creating an atmosphere of beauty and tranquillity, yet one tinged with an overwhelming sense of melancholy. Expansive by its very make up, it swells, building to a crescendo in the latter third that climaxes with a scintillating, slow-mo guitar solo. In short; ‘Radical Passenger’ is gorgeous psych-pop perfection personified – and the video is pretty damn slick too.

Watson is currently putting the finishing touches to a new album, due at some stage in 2018 – a case of watch this space.

Check out ‘Radical Passenger’ & the video below now, it does not disappoint.

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Introducing: Great News


As evidenced by a series of sublime singles thus far, Norwegian psych-pop trio Great News do a superb trade in dreamy psychedelic pop, blended with big choruses and catchy hooks.

Things are set to get even better still, as the trio have announced their intention to release their much anticipated debut album this autumn. Ahead of it’s release, we’ve been afforded two tantalising tasters in singles ‘Never Get My Love’ and ‘Wonderfault’. ‘Never Get My Love’ is a bass-led beauty that sees Even Kjelby’s commanding-yet-weary vocal croon  wrapped in a heady swirl of psychedelic flourishes to outlandish tropical textures, it’s an irresistible blend of cheerful melodies, steel drums and sparkling guitars that will dispel those Autumnal wearies. Propelled by bass guitar gallops through frazzled electronics, ‘Wonderfault’ is a colorful, hazy and adventure in cheerful and dreamy psychedelic pop, blended with big choruses and catchy hooks. Two sublime examples of how Great News produce some real catchy tunes with great effect, and why their debut album is one to certainly keep an eye out for.

You can listen to ‘Never Get My Love’ and ‘Wonderfault’ below. Keep an eye out for their debut album Wonderfault, which is out in late October/early November.

Gulp – ‘Morning Velvet Sky’


Back in December of last year, Gulp – Super Furry Animals’ Guto Pryce and Lindsey Leven – shared the cosmic ‘Search For Your Love’, with news that the duo were busy at work on album #2.

Now the pair have revealed that the follow up to their debut album Season Sun is on the way, penned in for release sometime in early 2018. Before then though, the pair are whetting the appetite once more with another tantalising new track, ‘Morning Velvet Sky’. It’s another hypnotic slice of intergalactic lush psych-pop from the duo, propelled by krautrock-inspired rhythms and glistening synths, and topped off by Lindsey’s airy vocals. ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ is effortlessly charming, wrapping the listener in a blanket of fuzzy feelings, providing us with a tantalising taste of what to expect from their next record.

Listen to ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ below and why not give Gulp’s debut LP Season Sun a spin here, too.

Wall of Ears – ‘We Go Outside’


Seattle-based outfit Wall of Ears – comprised of Chris Lott, Tony Pettigrew, Bryant Hammonds, Derrick Wright & Jon Ruseski – introduced us to their sublime and subtly seductive brand of psychedelic pop with single ‘Floating of the Line’, back in May.

Following on from those wonderfully lush undulations, Wall of Ears have returned with another premier piece of West Coast psych-pop pleasure in the shape of ‘We Go Outside’. The new single postures itself in a similar space as early Franz Ferdinand but donned with a psych-tinged shroud. Staccato guitars join disco rhythms, stuttering drum, splashings synth and cymbals to allow the rich, warm, honeyed croon resonate completely. Having released their latest album Hello Beautiful Nothing back in April, ‘We Go Outside’ provides a tidy reminder of what’s in store on that record.

Listen to ‘We Go Outside’ below. Tune into the album here.