El Goodo ‘Sit And Wonder’

An exclusive video premiere for ‘I Sit And Wonder’ from EL GOODO’s forthcoming, and eagerly awaited, album By Order Of The Moose

The band say: “The track ‘I Sit And Wonder’ was an attempt to do something like Zager & Evans’ ‘In The Year 2525’, but it didn’t turn out like that. The lyrics were based on war films like Come And See, Ivan’s Childhood and Red Daw.”

*** during the EFL Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Brentford at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales on 8 April 2017. Photo by Andrew Lewis.

Shindig! Broadcast #38

Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills and Thomas Patterson are joined by Craig Pennington from The Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, to discuss… ermmm… you know



The Focus Group – Hazy Time

3 Degrees – Collage

Childhood – Californian Light

CRB – Behold The Seer

Can – I Want More

Spirit – Victim Of Society

Trad Gras Och Stenar – Sorgmarschen

Witch – You Better Know

The Black Angels – Indigo Meadows

The Proper Ornaments – Memories

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble Galactic Emergence

Castles – Fostereering

The Sonic Dawn – AS Of Lately

Once & Future Band – How Does It Make You Feel

TV Personalities – Smashing Time

Sundial – Exploding In Your Mind

Steve Ellis – Loots The Root

The Heliocentrics – Uptown Street Scene

The Small Faces – Don’t Burst My Bubble

Sandy Serjeant – Can’t Stop The Want

Paul Weller – Woo Sé Mama – Instrumental

Paul Weller – 22 Dreams

Little Barrie – Better Call Saul

Brinsley Scharwz – What’s Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding

Hampshire & Foat – A Long Way Home


Morgan Delt and Syd Arthur on tour

MARC LE BRETON meets MORGAN DELT and SYD ARTHUR brothers Liam and Joel McGill post-show in London to hear about adventures in sound and travel


Shindig!: So how did you all initially meet up?

Liam: We were big fans of Morgan’s music and whilst recording our album (Apricity) in Topanga, we heard that he lived there.

Joel: Once we found out, we just sent a message to him saying “we’re just down the road!”

SD!: Morgan, you’ve done a remix of one of Syd Arthur’s songs (‘No Peace’) as a result. How did that happen and any plans for more collaborations or remixes?

Morgan: They just asked me if I would do it. It was a lot of fun as it was the first remix for someone else I’ve ever done so I was hoping to do a good job.

Liam: When we got it back, we had it on repeat a few times over thinking “what the fuck has he done to our song?!”

Morgan: I tried to take out a load of chords and make it really dumber!

Liam: We’re looking to do something in return but we’ve been a bit distracted lately. However we’ll fulfil our end of the bargain eventually!

Pic: Michael Duffy


SD!: If you had the chance to remix anyone, who would it be?

Joel: We just did a remix of Paul Weller’s ‘Satellite Kid’ from his new album (A Kind Revolution), which was interesting as it’s the first one we’ve done as a band. (You can read about Paul and his new album in Shindig! Issue #69, coming soon!)

Morgan: Young Thug!

SD!: Syd Arthur seem to have really evolved their live sound in the last year or so; is this deliberate?

Liam: We’re always pushing the sound and it’s been maturing up over the years. It’s still developing.

Joel: There’s also been a change with Josh (McGill, drums) joining the band, which fundamentally changes things and that’s reflected in the new record as well. The way he plays is naturally bringing about a different approach.

SD!:  Have there been any favourite gigs on this brief UK tour?

Liam: The Deaf Institute in Manchester was a great night. This is only our fourth gig alongside Morgan but we’ve got some more dates to come in Europe that we’re looking forward to.

SD!: What’s happening with regard to new material?

Morgan: I’m really slow at developing stuff so it’ll probably take some time.

Liam: We’re looking at some of the older songs and re-working them for this tour. We’re working on new tunes too and looking to get something out by the end of the year if possible.

SD!: Are there any further plans for Syd Arthur to do more collaborations with Amorphous Androgynous [who did a remix LP of their previous Sound Mirror album]?

Liam: Possibly. It’s hard to pin down Gaz because he’s like some wizard man out in the South of France.

Joel: Every now and again he just pops up and says “I’m around! Let’s record!”

Liam: I’ve sung on some new stuff which we hope will be on his new record.

SD!: We see that Syd Arthur will be performing at Glastonbury again this year. Any more festival appearances in the pipeline?

Joel: We’ve got a few appearances lined up at some smaller festivals in Italy and another good one in Finland, then we plan to spend the rest of the summer writing and recording.


The Shoots’ ‘I Don’t Know’

Shindig! debut Paul Orwells’ new side project THE SHOOTS’ frantic debut

Music video directed by Joseph Lattimer at Fancy Lamp.

Music produced & written by Paul Orwell

The Shoots consist of Paul Orwell (guitar/backing vocals) and vocal extraordinaire Lord Essien with a live band featuring Michael Parrett (bass) and Charley Herbert (drums).

 Their debut release (‘I Don’t Know’ b/w ‘Do The Jerk’) will be out on limited 300 press 7″  available on pre order from Thursday 8th June via Heavy Soul Records with more releases to follow after.
Featuring four prong push out centres and wavy edged company sleeve, the sound and image take you back to 1965 and the heyday of British rhythm & blues.
I Don’t Know, What Don’t You Know?…The Shoots have arrived!
Bringing back the big ballsy original British freak RnB’eat & Soul in Monophonic bliss.


WIN a special edition Sergeant Pepper themed Pro-Ject Essential III

The kind folks at Pro-Ject (supplied by Henley Designs) have provided us with a special edition deck (RRP: £429) to give away to one lucky reader. To WIN please answer the below question

To win the Sergeant Pepper Special Edition Pro-Ject Essential III please email the answer to the below question to win@shindig-magazine.com. Please use “Sgt Pepper Pro-Ject Deck Comp Answer” as the subject line.

All entries need to be received by August 1st. The comp will run online and in print.

The Question:

Which contemporary psychedelic act recently recorded Sgt Pepper’s in its entirety?


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Essential III: Sgt. Pepper‘s Drum

On June 1st, 2017, the iconic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turned 50 years old. To mark the occasion, The Beatles announced three Anniversary Editions of the album in association with Apple Corps Ltd., Capitol and USM. Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in both stereo and 5.1 surround audio, amongst the anniversary releases is a Double LP Deluxe Vinyl edition that deserves to only be played on the best turntables available. So to support the release, Pro-Ject Audio Systems released a special edition version of the Essential III turntable, decorated with commemorative Sgt. Pepper imagery.

The Essential III has been an international hit since its release in late-2016. Following on from the multi-award winning MK II model, the Essential III combines style and substance into an enviably affordable package. After being re-worked earlier in 2017 as the George Harrison Record Player, the Essential III is now getting the Sgt. Pepper treatment.

The Essential III: Sgt. Pepper’s Drum is a non-limited, special edition release, designed to give more Beatles fans access to high-quality audio equipment emblazoned with the iconic group’s imagery. The striking blue MDF plinth boasts a vintage print to the top-panel, allowing the turntable to stand out from the crowd. Then, in glorious multi-colour, the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s drum kit logo is printed in the middle of the plinth. Adding an understated subtlety to the overall appearance, the frosted matte acrylic platter helps reveal the drum skin print underneath.

Aside from the cosmetic differences and the inclusion of an acrylic platter, all other characteristics of the turntable match the Essential III design. From the sleek MDF plinth, through the high-grade motor with aluminium pulley and precision-engineered main bearing, and onto the 8.6” aluminium tonearm with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge. The Essential III is a remarkable piece of affordable audiophilia.

Key Features:
• Custom-designed MDF plinth with Sgt. Pepper inspired artwork
• Included Acrylic-IT E platter reveals drum skin print underneath
• High-quality aluminium tonearm
• Factory-fitted Ortofon OM 10 moving magnet cartridge
• Low-noise 9V motor with built-in AC generator
• Supplied with sturdy dust cover
• Hi-fi quality performance from a world-leading analogue audio company
Technical Data:
Nominal Speeds:
33 / 45 RPM (Manual)
Speed Variance:
±0.70% (33rpm) / ±0.60% (45rpm)
Wow & Flutter:
±0.21% (33rpm) / ±0.19% (45rpm)
Effective Tonearm Length:
8.6″ (218.5mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass:
Pre-Fitted Cartridge:
Ortofon OM 10
Replacement Stylus:
Ortofon 10 Stylus
Power Consumption:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
420 x 112 x 330mm
6.0 kg


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