Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’

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Perth four-piece Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are back with another fuzz-filled psych-rock odyssey. On new single ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’, the band prove that they have the great tunes to match their great name.

The new single has more of a proggy vibe than their preceding singles whilst maintaining their eccentric tendencies and preference for hypnotic psych-pop. ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’ twists and turns through an imaginative and captivating world of choppy guitar riffs, vibrant melodies and divine harmonies. A rambling and vividly imaginative prog-psych adventure, ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’ is a perfect way to sign of on 2018, heading into what promises to be an exciting 2019.

Tune into ‘My Friend’s A Liquid’ below now:

Dives – ‘Sea Spray’

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You’re not likely to cross paths with a more aptly titled song than Dives‘ latest single ‘Sea Spray’.

Sydney native Dives’ – AKA Josh Pearson – is an entrancing, hypnotic and cool piece of dream-pop. Lush synths, dripping percussion and the relaxing sounds of submarine sonar pulse combine to conjure up vivid sensory experience of leaving land behind for spoils of the clear blue ocean as Pearson’s mildly fuzzy, effect-laden vocals soar above. A source buoyant and sugary melodies, Pearson’s vocals are the final hook to an irresistible three-and-a-half-minutes of effervescent dream-pop.

Listen to ‘Sea Spray’ below – hard to believe this is only single number two!

Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks – ‘Lost My Head’

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With a name like Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks, the US five-piece really could only be garage/psych-rock band.

The Savannah quintet is a collaboration of best friends creating garage rock with a healthy dose of psychedelia. ‘Lost My Head’ – the latest single lifted from their self titled second album – is a perfect example of how they have unlocked something special with this droning and hypnotic wonder. It is a freewheeling psychedelic explosion running at frenetic pace along a relentless, rampaging rhythm toward the most psychedelic outposts of their minds. A frenzied barrage of garage noise and mesmeric organ unleash an outlandish energy and wiry, psychedelic wig out amid swathes of spooky feedback. A multi-faceted four and a half minutes of melodic mayhem and psychedelic rock explosion, that with a scintillating energy and pace, will truly take your breathe away.

Listen to ‘Lost My Head’ below – take a breather, and repeat!

Thumper – ‘(You’re Bringing Me) Down’

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‘(You’re Bringing Me) Down’ is the second single – following ‘AFL‘ – lifted from THUMPER‘s forthcoming EP Out of Body Auto-Message, due out in November.

The Dublin five-piece deliver a thrilling (sort of oddball) seven minutes of spiraling effects, psych fuzz, repetition and tension. Hyperactive guitar riffs saw their way through the fuzz and fueled by a steady, rock solid drum beat as frontman Oisin Leahy Furlong screams, demanding your attention. It’s a bit of slacker noise-pop, a bit power-pop, a bit psych but a whole lot of magnificent. Not for the faint of heart, it is thrilling trip that spirals out of control in the final moments. It’s not often that a song of seven minutes will ebb and flow to such a degree as to keep you on the edge of your seat guessing where it will charge to next but ‘(You’re Bringing Me) Down’ does, and at a frenetic pace. A raucous, seven-minutes of irresistible noise-pop loaded with contagious energy and loaded with purpose that is all kinds of brilliant.

Tune into ‘(You’re Bringing Me) Down’ below now & keep an eye out for the forthcoming EP, & THUMPER play a late show on Friday, November 30 in the Workmans, Dublin.

Thomas Dooley – ‘Rosy Retrospection’

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Thomas Dooley is Philadelphia musician with a penchant for woozy, interstellar psychedelic-pop sounds.

Dooley writes and records all his music, late at night, in a room he shares with his younger brother which might explain the relaxed, lullaby vibes emanating from his debut single ‘Rosy Retrospection’. All spacey, celestial wonderment and awe, ‘Rosy Retrospection’ blends woozy keyboard lines, playful synth effect with a harmonic and hushed, lilting lyrical sensibility. A dreamy pastoral, tranquil undulating tune that twinkles with its majestic sparkles, proggy tones and sweet 60’s orchestral pop charm. A beautiful, melodic and interstellar psych-pop exploration that is a joy to behold.

Tune into ‘Rosy Retrospection’ below, it is magnificent.

Introducing: Lennard Rubra

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Lennard Rubra, is a multi-instrumentalist from Riccione, Italy whose proto punk sound is inspired by a youthful fascination is ’60s Brazilian folk music, The Smiths and John Cage.

In May of this year, Rubra released two EPs, Pleonasmi and Escapismo Primaverile, both self-produced, recorded and mixed at home – and both are treasure troves of spellbinding sounds.

‘L’archetipo di Artemide’ offers a perfect introduction to what Rubra is all about. Opening with a wash of dreamy-pop amid a melodic mist before haring off at a frantic pace; jerky, angular art-rock riffs dance with a relentless, inescapable Krautrock indebted rhythm as the hypnotic swirl of guitars, hazy atmospherics drone of psychedelia closes in. A hypnotic and captivating track, of epic proportions. ‘Paracusie’ is less of a freewheeling juggernaut as it tiptoes its way through an elegant and dreamy world of escapism, drifting with a weightlessness punctured only by bouts of stabby, jerky guitar work. A warm brew of beautifully hewn layer upon layer of shimmering guitars and spacey atmospherics. ‘Aquafan’ meanwhile falls somewhere between the previous two, blending a hypnotic escapism with mellow undulating vibes while it purrs with a flair for psych-pop and the bite provided by a rough-and-ready DIY approach to indie meets post-punk.

Sang in Italian, Rubra’s output offers a magical escape to a world of drifting dreamy atmospherics with exuberant proto-punk tones and free flowing experimental excursions thrown in for good measure.

Tune into some choice cuts below and if they are to you liking, you can find much more of the same here.

Introducing: Sloan Peterson

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Sloan Peterson aka Joe Jackson is an Australian singer-songwriter who has been making music in her native Sydney since the age of 16, but introduced herself under the Sloan Peterson moniker with a superb self-titled EP last summer.

Peterson’s sound and the EP is a modern love letter to ’50s guitar pop and garage rock, led by the super-infectious ‘105’. An addictive piece of perfect guitar-pop, ‘105’ is ushered forward through a mild haze of fuzz by shimmering synths, psych-infused pulse, irresistible riff and popping beat; with beautiful, faintly hazy vocals hovering above the bouncy, infectious and popping sounds beneath. One year on and Peterson is back with an equally tuneful new single ‘Our Love’. Less urgent, it takes its own time as Peterson pushes her flair for hazy pop into more dreamy, celestial realms.

Carefully dipped in psychedelic flavours, ‘Our Love’ moves along with a dreamlike aura as it tips along a tidy drum beat submerged in an entrancing sea of syrupy sweet melodies, shimmering guitars and swirls of lush, sun-drenched atmospherics with Peterson’s coolly delivered, reverb-laced vocals floating on top. A colourful, imaginative and entrancing slice of psych-pop perfection.

There a couple of choice cuts from Sloan Peterson below and if they are to your liking, there’s plenty more where that came from over here.