Everything that is out by Oh sees, Thee Oh Sees, OCS, OSEES and whatever just gives me the chills. A while ago they shared an incredible rehearsing session for their next album that you really should check out. Now it is the OSEES session Featuring Tomas Dolas & John Dwyer & Joce Soubiran & Dog Buddy. This is some gorgeous psychedelic music, the synths and the saxophone are a gorgeous combination. Twenty nine munites of very trippy music.
With festivals, live events and just about everything else being shut down across the world, many of us are no doubt missing live music. Never has not paying over £4.00 for a flat Carling been so missed…
With that, I’ve been down the rabbit hole across YouTube of some immense live sets over the last few years, and across a number of features, I’ll be posting some of the finest live sets for you to check out during the era of social distancing.
Of course, there is no way it replicate the same feeling as being in your local grassroots venue or standing in a sun-baked (or rain-soaked if you live in the UK) field with pals, but nonetheless, get out the tinnies, boxes of wine, cider, whiskey or whatever your drink of choice, turn up the volume and sit back in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, garden, balcony or whatever and watch 16 astounding live sets and help fill that void of live music.
Super fun, psychedelic-cumbia sounds, the London-based Los Bitchos are the band we need right now. If you dig their KEXP session above, then France TV have an even longer set from Los Bitchos’ set at Trans Musicales de Rennes here.
A recent face and mind-melting rehearsal from Oh Sees who are quite possibly the greatest live band in any universe in any possible dimension.
YĪN YĪN The Netherlands outfit YĪN YĪN are an onslaught of joyous psychedelic-funk with heavy Eastern Asian influences. Get to know YĪN YĪN below…
Netherlands psychedelic outfit Altin Gün who play a cauldron of Turkish psychedelic classics – in the best way possible are one of the most ridiculous live bands in the world. I wrote about them at La Route Du Rock too here if you fancy a read about how great they were back then but the footage below should be suffice.
Melt Dunes have sadly seemed to have called it a day but before they left us, they were one of the mightiest live bands in the world. Not long before the called it a day, they featured on Fuzz Club’s compilation, supported The Brian Jonestown Massacre and toured mainland Europe, taking their cataclysmic assault of psychedelia, space-rock and krautrock far and wide.
The Mauskovic Dance Band
Psych, cumbia and disco all sounding like it’s from out of space, Netherlands’ The Mauskovic Dance Band are a crazy-fun experience and are perfect for beers during the summer days and nights.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
What more can be said about Melbourne’s 7-piece psychedelic-merchants? One of the finest live bands today, the prolific outfit are always an absolute brain-eating tour-de-force.
SONS are a raucous riff-riot of psychedelic-space rock and garage-rock. Akin to Oh Sees and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, SONS are utterly explosive and quite possibly one the most underrated bands around today.
Glitched-out krautrock and wonky post-punk, there aren’t many bands out there that are as sonically charged, or as fun as London’s feral, anthropomorphic tree people Snapped Ankles.
The tale of Niger’s desert-rock, psychedelic guitar wizard Mdou Moctar is pretty remarkable. Coming from a strict background and also not having the means to buy a guitar, Mdou Moctar self-taught himself guitar after building his own out of wood and using brake wires from old bicycles for strings.
Featuring former members of Thee Commons, Los Angeles’ Tropa Magica blend their brand of cumbia with frenetic, garage-rock and surf-punk. Here they are in session also talking in depth about the origins of the band.
One of the finest new-ish live bands, New York’s The Wants delve between art-rock, post-punk, gothic-rock, electronica and the motorik-pulse of krautrock. Gloriously gloom, If The Wants are not on your radar yet, get involved right now.
Stockholm’s Viagra Boys live show is absolute relentless visceral sonic-storm. Utterly exhilarating, murky post-punk mixed with garage-punk, Viagra Boys are a melting pot of Fat White Family mixed with The Garden.
London based, Japanese psychedelic warlords Bo Ningen are easily one of the best live acts around. Mind-melting, heavy space-rock, Bo Ningen will have you thrown far into the deepest depths of the cosmos before dropping you down to Earth at light speed.
Anemone are a Montreal quintet that are utter bliss with their jangly, sun-kissed psychedelic-pop. The outfit named after The Brian Jonestown’s classic also produced one of the most underrated albums of 2019 last year with ‘Beat My Distance’.
So there you have it – 16 live sets that will hopefully keep you busy during this time of isolation. If you dig what you hear, then be sure to keep an eye out on all these acts for when they’re back touring again, and if in the event you can spare any change in these hard times, maybe grab some merch.
Well, it has arrived, the new album by cosmic gods Oh Sees. This psychedelic beast is called Face Stabber and it is a double LP! Out on Castle-Face Records August 16th.
I am bad with words so I won’t torment you with loads of letters and opinions. What I can say is that Oh Sees are one of my all time favourite bands and each album they release (and they release a lot of those, I believe we are at number 24) is filled with originality, craftmanship and sheer enthousiasm. ‘Face Stabber’ is again something different then their last album (wich was gorgeous) ‘Smote Reverser’. This album seems a bit more experimental, less heavy maybe then ‘Smote Reverser’.
With fourteen tracks, some of them over 10 minutes, Oh Sees gives us sonic feast. It takes time to listen to this spaced out tracks, interludes and heaviness but this impressive work is worth every second of your time.
The best garage/psychedelic rock band Oh Sees is releasing music at the speed of light. Their upcoming double LP ‘Face Stabber’ will be born August 16 and we already got 2 tracks and now the third has arrived. The track is called ‘Heartworm’ and is just under two minutes of fast-paces heavy garagepsych.
This again shows Oh Sees can be a very versatile band, switching between psychotic psych and wild garage with ease. Tune in for the new track and listen to their previous released tracks.
Oh Sees are easily my favourite rock band in the universe. With a large output of always great music ranging from psychotic garage to sublime psychedelic rock the band return with a new video from their upcoming album.
The previously released track ‘Henchlock’ is already out and is an amazing 21 minutes of gorgeous Oh Sees wildness.
Now we get the new track and video, again Oh Sees at their best.
Tune in to ‘Poisened Stones’, the new track by Oh Sees from their upcoming ‘Face Stabber’.
Oh Sees are easily my favourite rock band in the universe. With a large output of always great music ranging from psychotic garage to sublime psychedelic rock the band return with a new track from their upcoming album.
And not just any track, it’s the final track from their album ‘Face Stabber’ that will be out on August 16. The track ‘Henchlock’ is 21 minutes long and easily shifts from heavy psych to mellow jazzy tunes guided by the awesome vocals of John Dwyer. I say this with each release they do and I will say it again, the band has gotten better again.
Time to tune in to ‘Henchlock’, the new track by Oh Sees from their upcoming ‘Face Stabber’.
I will not conceal my personal love for the music of Oh Sees (The Oh Sees, OCS,…). The garage/psychedelic rockers with frontman John Dwyer keep releasing albums at the speed of light. Only last year they released the heavy album ‘Orc’ and now here they are with a new album.
‘Smote Reverser’ has eleven tracks and has that sound that only Thee Oh Sees produce. Refreshing keyboards and organs shift between sharp psychedelic guitar solos with the well known voice of Mister Dwyer over it. Classic rock songs switch with psychedelic punk to progressive rock. Oh Sees will always remain themselves, doing what they love, making music, slightly varying with their sound but you will always recognize their sound.
Again a brilliant album by a brilliant band. Listen to ‘Smote Reverser’ then listen to all their other albums and then do that again.
Oh Sees (OCS, Thee Oh Sees) or also known as one of the greatest psychrock/garage/punk bands in the existence of the universe are back with new music after last years releases ‘ORC’ and the 7 inch ‘Dead Medic’.
The previous track ‘Overthrown’ is Oh Sees at its wildest, a rollercoaster of riffs, distorted vocals and fast solowork. ‘Overthrown’ will be on the new album ‘Smote Reverser’.
Now we get their latest track ‘C’ where Oh Sees blend garage and psychedelia to perfection. Oh Sees are releasing albums in superspeed and are growing each album to something even more perfect.
This is marvellous news. Thee Oh Sees is one of the reasons for the existence of Fuzzy Sun. They revealed the date for their new album ORC, wich will be out August 25 on Castle Face Records. After “A Weird Exits” ( The axis is one of my favorite numbers all time) and “An Odd Entrances” comes ORC!!
They changed their name to Oh Sees by the way.
We can allready listen to one of their fresh tracks! Listen to “The Static God”.
Listen to “the sword” from their upcoming debut EP out on June 2017 on Howlin Banana and Exag Records. If Thee oh Sees/Damaged Bug and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard would make a baby they would call it SLIFT. Psychedelic baby SLIFT.
Very excited if the whole album will be this good!
Another Psychedelic diamond by John Dwyer’s Damaged Bug. Out on March 10 via Castle face records.
Oh my, what is this? The alien globule of Damaged Bug’s errant planet has circled the sun and re-enters our orbit where last year’s Cold Hot Plumbs left off. Urgent falsetto morbidities detail Damaged Bug’s most rhythmically adventurous offering yet, syncopating lush landscapes with moon-shot death rays. Witness in horror the tractor beam pull of Slay The Priest – a breathless sprint through unfamiliar enemy territory – erratic laser beam synths dredge the lake, hard panned double drums resurrect dead heartbeats – load thy crossbow, friend, this night is long and we appear beset on all sides. The Bug is back and more hideous than ever – join us in a gawp at its iridescent shell, its alien mandibles…and the guts streaming from the wound. Bunker Funk is out March 10th on Castle Face Records.