Pond UK Festival appearances



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

If you haven’t heard Man, It Feels Like Space Again already, you can listen to the whole album here.

Shindig! very much await seeing the guys at The End Of The Road.


The Manchester Psych Fest

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CROCODILES, THE LUCID DREAM, THE SUNDOWNERS, THE BLACK TAMBOURINES take part in the biggest Manchester Psych Fest yet. 





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.


Announcement: Shindig! Magazine Is Back With A New Publisher


It gives us great pleasure to announce that Shindig! have signed a deal with Silverback Publishing. Issue #48 will be arriving on June 18th. Please email  louisa.mag.subs@gmail.com about subscribing or 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 Guardian and 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.



Jon & Andy interviewed in today’s The Guardian – “It Was A Classic Case Of Naive Creatives Not Protecting What They’d Got”

Three weeks ago Andy rang Jon to say that his local pal, occasional Shindig! writer and Guardian political corespondent, John Harris thought the “hostile Shindig! takeover” had the makings for a decent article – a cautionary tale of a boutique publication screwed by business. The following week Andy called again saying that it was all going ahead and for Jon to get to Frome for the interview and photo session. At the time of the interview the story was somewhat different with the two editors up against Volcano’s bastardised version of Shindig! (Kaleidoscope). Since then the competing magazine has folded and Shindig! are planning their imminent return.. You can read the article here


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Vetiver’s Complete Strangers Coming Soon

The long awaited new album from Vetiver, released on Easy Sound on July 31st, impresses all at Shindig!

After just one listen we are smitten by the forthcoming album by San Francisco freak-folk (and everything else) veteran Andy Cabic’s Vetiver (featuring performances from our long time pal Bart Davenport and Cabic muse Devendra Barnhart). ‘Loose Ends’ is very much in the jangling modus operandi of The Byrds and Tom Petty, but don’t let that sway you into believing that it’s all like this. Complete Strangers covers a wide arena of sounds from the past 40 years with a smooth West Coast sheen quite unlike the early folkish motifs readily associated with Cabic. It’s new, fresh and timeless sounding. As the artist himself puts it, “It feels like someone I’ve just met yet known for a long time.” Quite.