Morning Harvey – 'Don't Try It'

Here’s a dose of thick, swaying psych rock from Morning Harvey. ‘Don’t Try It‘ is their debut single recorded with the aid of Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner and producer Yanto Browning (The Medics, Art Of Sleeping, The Belligerents) at Airlock Studios in Brisbane.

 

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Dead Horse One – 'Alone'

If you’re a fan of the Brian Jonestown Massacre or Echo & The Bunnymen, there’s a 100% chance that you might like this. French collective Dead Horse One produce psychedelic, shoegaze sounds on their latest EP ‘Heavenly Choir Of Jet Engines‘ featuring the opener ‘Alone’ (free download).

 

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The Janitors – ‘A-Bow’

Pass the Hookah peeps, its time to get loose! Swedish psych rockers The Janitors are back with a superbly spacey tune ‘A-Bow’ (free download) from their upcoming EP ‘Head Honcho‘ out August 12. This release follows the deep dredging ‘Worker Drone Queen‘ EP featured earlier in the year. On another note, I’ve spent the last two minutes looking up the term head honcho… comes from the Japanese word ‘hanco’ meaning group leader, servicemen started using it following the second world war. I learnt something today… thankyou Wiktionary! And thankyou Janitors.

 

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The Laurels – 'Manic Saturday'

Vinyl pre-orders for The Laurels upcoming debut ‘Plains’ are available now, shipping August 20 via Rice Is Nice. There’s only 300 – so be snappy (includes immediate 320k download)! The Sydney-based quartet have stepped beyond their shoegazing ‘Mesozoic’ EP, instead opting for a vintage psych sound. Take the album cut ‘Manic Saturday’ as an example.

 
In a recent interview with The Music The Laurels Piers Cornelius explained, “All of our favourite bands have been really ‘60s-sounding ones with lots of harmonies and sparkly guitar lines. I guess we wanted to make a record that sounded like lots of our favourite records. Because we get called shoegaze, because of how we sound live, lots of people think or assume that all we listen to is shoegaze, but we just wanted to show that if you take away all the live sound layers of feedback and mushed vocals, the songs stand out a bit more when there’s not a wall of sound and there’s some dynamics to them. We wanted to make a record that someone can put on on a Saturday or Sunday and it will actually sound good, rather than all of their housemates wandering out of their rooms and going, ‘Shut up!’”
 

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Black Market Karma – 'All These Things'

Black Market Karma aren’t afraid of hard work. The South East London psych outfit released their debut album ‘Comatose’ (featuring ‘All These Things’) on new year’s day and are set to deliver two more full length’s before the year is out! First up is ‘Cocoon’ due for release on June 29 via Flower Power Records. Take a look at the video below for the album cut ‘Violet’. The third (as yet untitled) record has already been tracked, mixed and sent for mastering. And lastly, Flower Power Records are generous enough to offer up the ‘Comatose’ record and more for free, just exchange your email address here.

 

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