Don’t let the cover fool you – Grup Doğuş produce great Andalou music! The band hails from Germany but have Turkish roots, and bring the wild sound of Anatolian Rock and meld it to surf music, psychedelic rock and Hammond organ vibes.
Backspace – Human Nature Architecture
It’s bands like this that the blog was initially made for. Finding a Krautrock band who mix in surf and psychedelic rock coming out of China is a magnificent thing. Backspace are one of the more brilliant bands to come out of the Middle Kingdom in some time, and I say this as one who…
Les Dynamites / Radio Trip – Pop Oud #2 / No Oud
This snazzy 7-inch features two Israeli bands, Les Dynamites and Radio Trip, who mix the best of hipster-inflected bellydance music, surf, funk and psych with Greek, North African, Yemenite and Mizrahi styles of music. Worth donning a fez and smoking a hookah pipe for.
Secret Agent – Mata Hari EP
Combining surf rock, garage rock, touches of psych and having a generally lo-fi vibe to it, Mexico City’s Secret Agent combine a couple of cool instrumentals with two sung tracks, including the title track, Mata Hari, featuring Vince Montes Rivera, which you can listen to below: