‘Not another psych night’ at Nambucca

Written by: Sophie Taylor

“Ooh they’re doing a psych night at Moth Club Tina!” “What, again?”

It’s a familiar sentence. Fast becoming a buzzword for young musos and Beyond Retro dwellers alike, psych music is no longer just for the suede fringed waistcoat wearing Acid Jazz lovers who curse their parents they weren’t born in 1966.

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No no. The psych music spectrum has spread it’s bendy wings and shaken off it’s lava lamp skin to embrace a whole host of musical genres. From William Burroughs to Pet Sounds to Thee Oh Sees, the genre’s had a birth, decline and resurgence.

Nambucca in Finsbury Park are totally capitalising on this revival with their new monthly night, SIKE!

This Thursday 11th May, they’re bringing four different acts who are all covering different elements of the psych scene.

For fans of Thee Oh Sees

You’ve got The Spanish Infanta – a unique blend of garage, surf and psychedelia wrapped into a Lo-fi sound with a punk rock edge. “Rapid sludgy guitar driven riffs battle catchy drum beats” with a new 7” single coming out soon on Easter Island Records. Fans of Thee Oh Sees, Coachwhips and Black Lips, will enjoy their percussive sound.

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For fans of Beach Baby

Dazy Crown may be the ones for you. These boys are inspired by surf and garage rock with simple melodies, funky fresh rhythms and a retro, lo-fi sound.

Having just finished their first tour and preparing their debut EP, they’ve been supporting bands like The Big Moon, Declan McKenna, Trudy & The Romance, Racing Glaciers, and Fake Laugh enjoying a big old radio airplay in the meantime.

For fans of Ariel Pink

Try Eyre Llew – a UK based trio specialising in more ambient rock. They’ve only gone and released nine singles so far with their debut album quietly cultivating in the background.

Not only championed by The 405, Fred Perry Subculture amongst others, Drowned in Sound label them as 2017’s “ones to watch”. So go and watch them at Nambucca.

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For fans of Santana

If you love a bit of instrumental Spanish guitar with your ambience, you might like Niris. Nick Engel is a classically trained guitarist who used to do a lot of session work from pop to soul to lounge jazz in restaurants. But then he discovered the joys of sampling whilst sitting in as resident guitarist for an East London hip hop night. Now he loves a live sample, creating beats and going on to produce two trip hop LPs. Check them out here.

Doors are at 7pm, tickets are £5 on entry.

Nambucca, 596 Holloway Rd, N7 6LB

Photos via Sike!, Nambucca, Dazy Crown Insta and Niris Facebook

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