KAL-EL: ‘Witches of Mars.’

Music doesn’t get much heavier than this! Norwegian stoners Kal-El are set to unleash their storming fourth studio album, ‘Witches of Mars.‘ OK, it’s a few months away, on October 4th, but the title track has been made available as of now. And it’s a doozy! Heavy touring schedules over the seven years since their… Continue Reading


WOLF PRAYER: ‘Desert.’

German based band wolf prayer release their debut album, ‘Echoes of the Second Sun’ this coming Friday, July 5th. From the sound of ‘Desert,’ the recently released ‘sampler’ track from the album, one could be forgiven for describing the band as being of ‘stoner’ persuasion. But wolf prayer won’t commit to this tagging, although not… Continue Reading


ELSON: ‘Closer to.’

(James) Elson, is a Leeds based, Merseyside born, singer / songwriter, who first came to prominence as one half of ENGINE, a band that started out as a psychedelic rock outfit but eventually morphed into an electronic production duo. It was the release of a well received EP, ‘Cucumber Water,’ that brought ENGINE to the… Continue Reading


THE GOA EXPRESS: ‘The Day.’

Helpful Hint #1 for any budding music scribe: “where does your name come from?” is not a particularly good opening gambit when interviewing a band. In fact, it’s probably best avoid the question altogether. So I’m just going to dive straight in. The name of this five -piece band from Burnley is actually a bit… Continue Reading


Leon Redbone and Roky Erickson

I was saddened to hear last night about the passing of two musical legends. I first came across the music of Leon Redbone when he appeared on The Old Grey Whistle Test. It must have been around the time his ‘Double Trouble’ album was launched, so that would put it around 1977. Back then, of… Continue Reading