Category Archives: Garage-Psych

Super Paradise ‘Sweat’

Dream garage band Super Paradise have released their new single ‘Sweat’. Born in Milan, now based in London, Super Paradise released their debut album Quencebo in 2016. They have since been gigging constantly, played headline shows around London, toured festivals of Italy, supported Warbly Jets and Black Honey, recorded a new single in the Italian mountains and their music has been featured on the latest Ray Ban advert. Their self-defined genre of ‘dream garage’ builds on the edgy energy of the San Francisco psych scene and the soundscapes of New Order.

‘Sweat’ is a delirious skull bashing thrill ride that steam-rolls in at a frantic pace. The dreamy verses wallow in hazy psychedelic hued vibes as smooth reverb laden vocals coo over jogging guitars which waver between steady strides and punchy short blasts. With crashing frantic choruses bringing screaming vocals and a barbaric superb wall of sound Super Paradise dish out one heck of a manic tune. Filled with unadulterated energy in the form of shrilling distorted guitars pummeling off pulverising drum whacks and rooted bass rumbles mangled between a western – esque guitar jog this mesmerising mind invasion is well crafted for a wholly satisfying listen. It’s fierce and vicious with raw garage aggression smeared over luscious dreamy pop elements which resurface for the chilled verses before becoming suffocated and buried under the sublime garage turmoil for the choruses. This intense raging number is one to turn up loud and go crazy to.

Stream ‘Sweat’ below


Dead Vibrations ‘On A Sunday Morning’

Dead Vibrations burst onto the booming Stockholm music scene in 2015 and have been flying the flag high for Scandinavian shoegaze ever since. Their dark and gloomy noise pop channelling a mix of visceral Mary Chain-esque guitars, droning psychedelia a la Spacemen 3 and even Seattle grunge at times – resulting in a reverb-drenched sound that manages to sound both unapologetically indebted to its influences yet completely modern. Having spent the last couple of years touring Europe, bringing their blistering live show to venues and psych fests across the mainland, and releasing just two releases – their debut 12″ EP ‘Reflections’ and 2017s 7″ single ‘Swirl/Sleeping In Silver Garden’ – Dead Vibrations have signed to London imprint Fuzz Club Records for the release of their self-titled debut album, due for release January 26th. To kick-start 2018 the band have released their crushing second single from the album, ‘On A Sunday Morning’.

‘On A Sunday Morning’ is a thunderous assault of dizzying noise pop concealed among a swirling intoxicating blur of shoegaze guitars and blinding psychedelia. Razor sharp guitars pierce through the track drenched in stinging acid as they scorch and blaze between pulverising drums. Its hazy delusional psychedelic soundscapes swivel and swirl like a hypnotic dazed invasion on your senses while lo-fi vocals echo throughout soothing the dazzling soundscapes. Using a sublime amount of shrilling distortion the band create a trippy relentlessly biting track wrapped in a frenzy coating of buzz fuelled darkness. With a gloomy moody tone propelling the track and forming its thick sulky fuzz tainted foundation it’s still surprisingly light and zesty. Dead Vibrations have found the perfect blend of dynamized, shrilling psychedelia and smooth hazy pop to create an invigorating kinetic track.

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Pretty Lightning ‘This Machine Is Running’

Christian Berghoff and Sebastian Haas are two lifelong friends from Saarbrucken, Germany who back in 2007 formed the band Pretty Lightning. The duo tick off a long list of influences from 60s psych and delta blues through to krautrock and drone and the end-product is a heavy dose of raw, twisted psychedelic-blues.The two-piece have two highly-praised LPs behind them and have now released their new album ‘The Rhythm Of Ooze on Fuzz Club Records. ‘This Machine Is Running’ is the perfect example of what this duo have to offer.This relentlessly dizzying track is a constant assault to the senses of bewildering hallucinogenic soundscapes that melt your mind in a blissful woozy staggeringly striking blast of psychedelia.  An entrapping stomping rhythm pumps adrenaline through your veins while fuzzed out guitars add a disoriented daze and thrilling labyrinth to wander through, its lushly mesmerising yet darkly eerie. Reverb vocals echo throughout creating a hazy soothing effect to the rushing surge of instrumentation. The perplexing invasion of your mind only slows down in pace to submerge you in a swirling whirlpool of deranged meandering keys. It’s an enthralling stupefying heavy dose of psychedelic rock. A trip you won’t return from quite the same again.

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Swedish Death Candy ‘Won’t be long’

London four piece Swedish Death Candy have released their bruising new track ‘Won’t be long’. Band members Louis Perry (Vocals/Guitar), Jiwoon Whang (Bass), Marco Ninni (Drums)and Francesco Codardo (Guitar) create heavy blues dowsed in heavier psych in a giant cast-metal kiln, the end result from this particular forging is a three minute metric tonne of rock entitled ‘Won’t be long’.
‘Won’t be long’ is rough raw garage swallowed up in a hefty rhythm while spitting acidic bluesy riffs.The maddening blues tinged riffs wallop through the track with sensual slick frenzy while the pummelling drums kick out a stomping beat. Its hair raising, thrilling mania that batters your skull with the most electrifying invigorating assault it can endure. Brimming with distortion and oozing cool sweat and leather swagger with massive harmonised guitar choruses and catchy lyrics, its a mighty meaty punch and exhilarating surge of heavy rock. What a track, it has everything you want and more. Definitely a band to watch out for.
Stream ‘Won’t be long’ below


The Lizards ‘She Goes Down’

Birmingham, garage-psych band The Lizards have released their new single ‘She Goes Down’. The band consists of members Cameron Harris,Dan Whitehouse,Liam Radburn and Harry Shaw. ‘She Goes Down’ is a wavy dazed prism of blissful psychedelia. Gentle explosions of ecstasy burst from each note like sparkling fragments of magic, enticing with wonder and elation. Soft swaying guitars like a narcotic sedative soothe with an instant mind numbing effect while the wobbly rhythm flickers with mystifying euphoria. Hazy honeyed vocals and pacifying melody gives the track a swoony daydream vibe. Its a liquefying illusion masterfully crafted to melt your mind. The Lizards have created a trance-inducing track that is just magnificent.
Watch the video for ‘She Goes Down’ below