Psychedelia

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Tash Sultana: ‘The kicks in the gut don’t hurt so much any more’
After surviving drug-related psychosis, the teenage busker-turned-overnight global sensation has found space in the pandemic to slow down

Janine Israel

17, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Julia Stone, Middle Kids, Tash Sultana: Australia's best new music for February
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

04, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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'The god of hellfire returns!' Can Arthur Brown incinerate Covid?
Known for his face paint, flaming helmet and 1968 hit Fire, the 78-year-old is back with a molten-hot manifesto for music in the pandemic era

Dave Simpson

17, Aug, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Cardiacs' Tim Smith: a one-man subculture who inspired total devotion
Tim Smith, who has died aged 59, made a bizarre kind of rock music that was so wrong it was right – and his boundless enthusiasm was so infectious it created an army of followers

Rhodri Marsden

22, Jul, 2020 @3:27 PM

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Emitt Rhodes, influential US psych-pop musician, dies aged 70
Originally part of the 1960s psychedelic scene, Rhodes pioneered upbeat powerpop and inspired generations with his home recordings

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jul, 2020 @8:33 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 11, The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
It captured the mumbled inarticulacy and heightened feelings of love, but also the sound of a culture changing

Laura Barton

22, May, 2020 @7:58 AM

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Phil May, frontman with the Pretty Things, dies aged 75
Singer revered by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix had complications in hospital following hip surgery

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

15, May, 2020 @3:42 PM

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Paul Epworth's lockdown listening: 'People recommend me records that don’t even exist'
The Oscar, Grammy and Brit-winning producer talks about his spiritual jazz quest and ‘the greatest drummer ever’, Tony Allen

Interview by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, May, 2020 @6:26 PM

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Have a Good Trip: celebrities share wild psychedelic stories for Netflix
In a new documentary, comedy writer Donick Cary pulls together an impressive array of names, from Sarah Silverman to Sting to Ben Stiller, to share their experiences

Charles Bramesco

12, May, 2020 @3:15 PM

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Tom Misch's lockdown listening: 'I don’t even realise how much I’m nerding out'
The musician and producer recommends Hans Zimmer, Knxwledge and Radiohead for inspirational listening during the coronavirus pandemic

Interview by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Apr, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Yves Tumor: Heaven to a Tortured Mind review – strong, wrong songs of a rare genius
Sean Bowie’s creative imagination is extraordinary: experimental, capable of any genre, with an internal logic powering its shifts in mood

Alexis Petridis

02, Apr, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Childish Gambino: 3.15.20 review – at the peak of the zeitgeist
The actor, comedian and musician Donald Glover has made the first truly outstanding album of the decade, offsetting cultural examinations with moments of sweet levity

Dean Van Nguyen

22, Mar, 2020 @4:49 PM

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