28 Mar 2017

Hole in the head


Hey Colossus play Liverpool's Threshold Festival this weekend

Tickets and info can be found here: Threshold


Tidal asks Josefin Öhrn what does Velvet Underground mean to her

Tidal asked several artists what the Velvet Underground meant to them – Josefin Öhrn said:

What has the Velvet Underground & Nico meant for you and how has it inspired your own work?
It has meant everything, most music that we’ve related to can be traced to Velvet, not only musically then lyrically and as a perspective on the world. It was Velvet that we bonded when we first met, before we started writing together.

Why did the album/band intrigue you in the first place?
I think the contrast between beauty and brute noise, of lullaby and rock’n’roll, I was just a child when I heard “Sunday Morning,” “Waiting For the Man” and “Run Run Run” and loved them without having a clue to what they were about. Then I was really into Celine and Genet and that just tied in with Velvet’s music without really understanding why. These beautiful, menacing beings that seem to occupy a terrifying world that is just where I wanted to live. I was absolutely absorbed when I first heard it. And who doesn’t want to look like Nico, John Cale or Lou Reed in 1967 or all three?

How do you consider their debut album 50 years down the road?
Goes without saying that it’s a masterpiece – and it’s scary how it seems to just change into something relevant and new for each period that passes.

Your definite VU moment?
Seeing the sun rise in Andalucía after a really really long drive with White Light/White Heat on repeat.

Read the full piece here: Tidal


Rumore publish photos of Julie's Haircut show in Torinio

Check out these great photos of Julie's Haircut recent show in Torino

See the full range here: Rumore


Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation headline Lisbon Psych Fest

The night before Mad Vibes on 7 April Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are headlining a great line-up at Lisbon Psych Festival.

Tickets and information here: Lisbon Psych Fest


27 Mar 2017

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation play Mad Vibes Festival

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation are playing Mad Vibes festival in Madrid on Saturday 8 April

C/ San Vicente Ferrer, 23 (Malasaña), 28004 Madrid, Spain

More info here: Mad Vibes


24 Mar 2017

Loud and Quiet interview Gnoomes

t reads:

Gnoomes – the Russian trio who fought conscription and prison to make their drug-free psych album

'Tschak!' was made without any mind-altering substances whatsoever, under quite extraordinary circumstances

Words by Daniel Dylan Wray
“Being in prison was quite a psychedelic experience,” says Gnoomes’ vocalist and bass player Alex Pyankov, speaking from his home in Perm, Russia. Despite rather obstructive hurdles like imprisonment, his band have just released their second album ‘TSCHAK!’ via Rocket Recordings, a label that is home to various incarnations and miscreants of psychedelia and esoterica, such as Goat, Teeth of the Sea, Hey Colossus, Gnod and Hills.

Gnoomes – a three piece consisting of Pyankov, Pavel Fedoseev and Dmitriy Konyushevich – released their first album on Rocket in 2015. ‘Ngan!’ is a four-track album (two of which take up 30 minutes alone) that burrows deep into the elongated groove template of the psych genre. Through its explorations in repetition it allows ripples of guitar to push and pull the momentum in porpoise waves of swelling... 

See the rest here: Loud and Quiet