Kacy & Clayton ‘Seven Wonders’

Wow! Shindig! love this. 2018 has started on the right foot. Watch the video for ‘Seven Wonders’ from the forthcoming The Siren’s Song album below


Canadian psych/folk duo Kacy & Clayton have announced a European tour in May 2018, following the UK release of their new album The Siren’s Song via New West on 27 April.

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Thee Hypnotics… back after 20 years!

It was six years ago that Shindig! ran an epic interview with Jim, Ray and Phil about the highs and lows of THEE HYPNOTICS. At that time a line was clearly drawn under this volatile rock ’n’ soul maelstrom but now 20 years on after their last show they’re back… for a limited time… A feature about the latest happenings will follow in issue #78


“Thee Hypnotics care only for their own generic past and frenetic present. The future doesn’t even get a look in… forget regression, this is reincarnation! Past, present and future!” (Melody Maker, 1989).

A heavyweight vinyl anthology, including rare and unreleased material from 90s hell-raising rock’n’rollers Thee Hypnotics, is due out via Beggars Arkive, with an accompanying tour this April.

Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of The MC5, the corrupting output of The Stooges and the gospel according to The Cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of rock’n’roll was propelled by near punishing decibel levels and a fervour bordering on the evangelical.

Blazing a devastating trail of high-octane thrills and annihilation, Thee Hypnotics occupied a bizarre hinterland that sat somewhere between the British neo-psychedelic scene of the late 80s and the detonation of garage-influenced rock from the Pacific northwest of the early 90s. Little wonder that a band that shone so bright would burn out before the end of the century.

And now they’re back…

Thee Hypnotics have reformed for a 15-date reunion tour in April to celebrate the Beggars Arkive release.

For the first time in 20 years, the classic line-up of co-founders Jim Jones (vocals) and Ray Hanson (guitar), with Phil Smith (drums) and Jeremy Cottingham (bass), is set to hit the road with all the power of a Viking raiding party. Still harbouring an intense belief in assaultive rock’n’roll as libration, and delivering their sonic payload with a savage intensity, this influential and legendary group is back to testify one more time.

Thee Hypnotics play:
March 29 ~ Blue Devils, Orleans, France
March 30 ~ Petit Bain, Paris, France
March 31 ~ Soundhouse, Leicester
April 1 ~ The Cluny, Newcastle
April 2 ~ Marc Riley BBC 6 Music session, Salford
April 4 ~ Le Pub, Newport
April 5 ~ King Tuts, Glasgow
April 6 ~ Hare & Hounds (Large Room), Birmingham
April 7 ~ Night People, Manchester
April 8 ~ The Albert, Brighton
April 11 ~ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
April 12 ~ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
April 13 ~ Mirth Marvel Maud, London
April 14 ~ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
April 15 ~ Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate

Tickets for the UK dates are £13, and £15 for London, and go on sale today.
Full details are available on Thee Hypnotics’ website: www.theehypnotics.net
~ Stay tuned for more details on the record release ~
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Shindig! Broadcast #46

Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills, Paul Osborne and Thomas Patterson return to Soho Radio. Celebrating a myriad of 1968 sounds on the back of issue #75 and with The Dials performing a brilliant live session this is one killer show. Not to miss!


Tracklist

Khruangbin ‘Maria También’

Fifty Foot Hose ‘Red Sign Post’

The Banana Splits ‘Gonna Find A Cave’

Nancy Priddy ‘You’ve Come This Way Before’

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band ‘A Child’s Guide To Good And Evil’

The Bee Gees ‘Harry Braff’

The Rags ‘Mr Cool’

The Dials ‘The Nark’

Pentangle ‘Goodbye Pork Hat’

The Dials ‘The Race’ (Live)

The Dials ‘Watch Her Walk Away’ (Live)

The Dials ‘Everlast’ (Live)

Kevin Ayers ‘The Lady Rachel’

Last Of The Easy Riders ‘Unto The Earth’

The Millennium ‘The Know It All’

The Everly Brothers ‘Ventura Boulevard’

Brewer & Shipley ‘Keeper Of The Keys’

Clarence Carter ‘Looking For A Fox’

The Temptations ‘Cloud Nine’

Bobbie Gentry ‘Ace Insurance Man’

Joe South ‘Hush’

Can ‘Nineteenth Century Man’

The Black Delta Movement ‘King Mosquito’

Big Brother & The Holding Company ‘Combination Of The Two’

Barry Booth ‘He’s Very Good With His Hands’

The Electric Banana ‘Alexander’

The Animated Egg ‘Sock It My Way’

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Black Lizard ‘Window In Time’

Celebration Of A New Dawn is the Helsinki garage-rockers BLACK LIZARD’s third album, due for release February 23rd on Fuzz Club. The first single, ‘Window In Time’, is an amazing hit of sublime, ’60s-esque psychedelic pop


Talking of the single, the band explain: “’Window In Time’ is a psychedelic pop song about enjoying your life the way it is. Most of their lives people seem to look for things they don’t have and spend their time trying to be like someone else, then there might be a point where you realise that you have everything you need right here and right now.” Read more Black Lizard ‘Window In Time’

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Jack Cooper ‘Fat Old Sun’

JACK COOPER unleashes a cool Floyd cover ahead of tour


He says of the cover, “I was selling merch at the last show of my US tour and a guy who had bought a record told me that the live band sounded like Meddle-era Pink Floyd. In hindsight I should’ve hugged him because as far as compliments go, that’s the best I’ve ever had. I think that post-Syd and pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd were such an interesting band… weird, English, pastoral, loose, economic and occasionally perfect. I love Syd Barrett and most things up to The Wall but I think that mid-era is the most fascinating. I love recording covers and in learning this I gained some fresh perspective on simplicity.”

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