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Psych round up: Wicked Whispers, Bill Ryder Jones, Scott Walker

The Wicked Whispers were named as one of the bands to watch for in 2013 by this fella – and he strikes me as a man with excellent musical taste. So I wonder now if the Everton dressing room is resounding to the sounds of the new Wicked Whispers single Voodoo Moon. It’s another Doors meets The Zombies keyboard driven …

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AshleyPsych round up: Wicked Whispers, Bill Ryder Jones, Scott Walker
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Psych round up – Len Price 3′s Maggie Thatcher song, Beaulieu Porch album, Smoking Trees single

It has been three long years since The Len Price 3 issued their fabulous Pictures album, so it really exciting to hear the first track from the band’s upcoming, as yet untitled, new album. Maggie, is as you might have guessed, a non-tribute to the recently departed ex-PM and if you are in any doubts where the boys stand on …

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AshleyPsych round up – Len Price 3′s Maggie Thatcher song, Beaulieu Porch album, Smoking Trees single
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The Three O’Clock announce rarities album and star on US TV show

Some big news this week from The Three O’Clock – quite possibly the 80s finest pop psych band. The Paisley Undergrounders, who reformed this year to play Coachella (and please, please, please some UK dates too), have announced the release of a new old album which pairs many of their most popular songs with a some rarities. Titled The Hidden …

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AshleyThe Three O’Clock announce rarities album and star on US TV show
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Psych round up – Ulysses, Bedrugs, Shadow Kabinet, Mmoss, Magic Theatre, The Primitives and more

It has been a really great week for albums with a pair of excellent new releases. Band of the week has to be Ulysses who return with their second album Kill You Again, and just like that debut it is an absolute corker. Think noisy glam rock meets Who-like psych with a few outrageous musical steals along with way. Best …

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AshleyPsych round up – Ulysses, Bedrugs, Shadow Kabinet, Mmoss, Magic Theatre, The Primitives and more
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Tame Impala re-issue debut EP on lovely red vinyl

Good news for Tame Impala fans, the band are reissuing their hard to find debut EP on vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day. It will come in red vinyl and features the six songs on the digital version – two of which were’t available on the digital EP. The band have come a long way since their debut, but …

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AshleyTame Impala re-issue debut EP on lovely red vinyl
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Classic mellow psych and country from Kontiki Suite

It is barely February and there has already been a glut of great new albums. Jacco Gardner is on constant rotation here, Foxygen are IMO the most exciting new band in years and then for more mellow moments there’s Kontiki Suite’s On Sunset Lake. The band from Cumbria (quick q any other bands from Cumbria – could only think of …

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AshleyClassic mellow psych and country from Kontiki Suite