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Released: 21.06.24






As if Syd discovered the funk, imagine if you will a lo-fi psych-out, the colours swirl and the vapour trails mingle as you languidly gaze through rose-tinted spectacles framing the Mad Walls sound firmly in a 60’s haze.

Amazingly, it’s taken eight years to arrive onto the scene after a much lauded EP to launch a debut album brimming with acoustic solos, off-kilter lyrics about the human condition, heavily laden with spaced flourishes, the aforementioned groove and some cracking wig-outs. It’s a bit Krautrock, a bit psychedelic, it’s a bit garagey, but it’s also an outlier in today’s often pastiche-laden fare which makes it stand out in a lovingly freaky way, yeah baby!


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