Sweet and Sour Psych (CD)

This compilation features some of the best artists on the current psychedelic scene, and as the title suggests, it's a broad church. Kicking off with an audacious garage psych cover version of a Girls Aloud track by South London's Dave's Doors Of Perception, this is a trip that's varied, enthralling and potent. Girl groups, of a less footballer-predatory nature, also feature, Abject are a young garage- punk girl trio; Novella (except for the drummer) are a more melodic girl band, also from London, and Nottingham based group, The Soundcarriers, also have a sweet female vocal sound.

A more typically sixties sound is provided by Miracle Glass Company, Chariots, and young guns on the scene, The Chessmen. Heavier tracks are care of The Oscillation and Psyence. Arguably the sweetest number comes from Joel Gion, best known as a member of Brian Jonestown Massacre; the sourest, definitely the scariest, from Rex Speedway & The Fortune Tellers.

:1.Dave's Doors Of Perception - Sound Of The Underground 2.Novella - Land Gone 3.Miracle Glass Company - Higher Than High 4.Abjects - Double Bind 5The Soundcarriers - Boiling Point 6.Joel Gion - Divide 7.The Oscillation - Braindrainer 8.The Chessmen - Gonzo 9.Psyence - Zebra 10.Fi-Lo Beddow - Mother 11.Chariots - God Only Knows 12.The Myriad Synonym - Psilocybin Express 13.Rex Speedway & Thee Fortune Tellers - I'm Gonna Make A Monkey Brain Fondue