Dom Mariani is back… with a difference. This is not powerpop. The Stems/DM3 man turns his attention to ball busting Oz proto heavy rock of the Buffalo, Coloured Balls, Aztecs and Masters Apprentice variety. This is heartfelt psychedelicised blues-rock for the denim clad middle-aged delinquent in us all.
After the success of their sixth album Man, It Feels Like Space Again, Pond are set to wow fans back home supporting the inimitable Mark Ronson on his tour of Australia – as well as playing the sold out Splendour In The Grass Festival. Following on from last year’s frenetic and explosive live shows, which stunned audiences throughout the UK, Europe, and North America, Aussie psych rockers Pond are now set to tear through Australia with their full-on rock n roll live performance. Pond are also playing UK festivals End Of The Road and Bestival this summer.
Wed 22nd July – Perth, Metro City – get tickets Fri 24th July – Byron Bay, Splendour in the Grass – get tickets Tue 28th July – Sydney, Hordern Pavilion – get tickets Wed 29th July – Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena – get tickets Fri 4th Sept – End of the Road Festival, UK Fri 11th Sept – Bestival, UK
As we rapidly approach the summer, some music just feels right in the sun, and Manchester Psych Fest will return for the 3rd time Saturday June 13th at the iconic Night & Day Café.
Headlining is San Diego’s Crocodiles who have established themselves over the last 7 years as one of the most energetic live bands out there. They are now 5 albums in, and have recently released their newest LP boys.
From sunny San Diego to picturesque Carlisle – playing on the night is The Lucid Dream who have just recently released their newest self titled album to critical acclaim and radio play from the likes of Marc Riley at BBC Radio 6. They are at the forefront of the current wave of psychedelic inspired bands, and continue to evolve into a force to be reckoned with.
Notable acts playing on the night are The Sundowners who have just come off a UK tour with Paul Weller, expect to hear lush harmonies, and some of the most well crafted songs out there. As well as this there will be, The Black Tambourines, Hey Bulldog, Deja Vega, White Noise Sound, Freakout Honey and Black Lung.
Lasting for 12 hours, with DJ sets from Only Joking Records, and Electric Jug, Manchester Psych Fest III looks to continue what it has started by showcasing the best in new and established talent both national and international in an intimate setting.
We reviewed The Lancashire Hustlers’ wonderful She Was An Opportunist album a couple of years back and are enjoying its follow-up What Made Him Run, which is due on June 29th. Fans of Steely Dan, Pete Atkin, The Kinks and all forms of brainy pop from then and now will adore this 10 track set. Pop music lives!
Having just reviewed this for issue #48 of Shindig! and completely fallen in love with this French trio’s charms we’re very happy to introduce this wonderful music to a wider audience. Learn more about this pastoral, eccentric and truly brilliant act here.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that Shindig! have signed a deal with Silverback Publishing. Issue #48 will be arriving in June. Please sign up to the subs list this second for information on subscribing or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-order a single issue of #48. Subs options are being worked on and will be ready for the arrival of the magazine with options for combined print and digital subs and solo print and digital subs. The magazine will continue to be available in all of the outlets that it was before.
You’ve seen our statement, you’ve read about us in The Guardianand heard us discuss the situation we have had to deal with on our last podcast and May Pang’s radio show. That’s all behind us now though. We’re back, and more impassioned about the great music and culture that we and you adore. It’s been a hairy year, but we did it. We fought for everything we hold dear with a lot of help from some truly wonderful people who all believed in the importance of the magazine’s continued success. Thanks. The readers have also been incredible and offered us the strength we needed to fight the fight, as have our stockists and advertisers.
Enough of the Oscar acceptance speech. We have work to do. Shindig! is back… and it’ll be better than ever. Jon, Andy (and the Silverback Publishing team Tom, Andy and Maddy) are very excited.
It was a rather good one last night with many of us of a certain age seeing our childhood hero Paul Weller in fine form. Impressive. Garage soul kid Curtis Harding was excellent as well. Yet for Shindig! LA’s finest singer-songwriter and all round charismatic dude Father John Misty shone the most. Bella Union told us they flew him over especially. Worthwhile!
What a busy day for the Shindig! PR Machine. Not only has the magazine and its story ran in The Guardian, Editor-In-Chief Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills has just finished chatting with May and Cynthia about the perils of editing a magazine from the heart. There’s some interesting Beatles chat once Jon leaves too.
A fab take of the perennial psychedelic folk-rocker from Anthony Meynell and pals recorded splendidly well with Buddy Woodward at Fry Pharmacy Studios, Nashville. Available on seven inch single – click on the Squire banner to the right to purchase.
You will be able to read the Squire story, containing many fascinating anecdotes from Anthony, in the coming issue of Shindig!