Sounds of Liverpool Psych Fest #1: Wolf People
It is a happy time indeed, friends, when psychedelic music is enjoying such popularity, as it is these days. Bacchanals celebrating this favored genre of yours truly are popping up all over the place (most notably in Austin, of course), but such a festival has recently popped up on my radar from across the pond. Obviously, I would love to be in England for the Liverpool Psych Fest (full official fancy name: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia), but since I can’t be there, these are some of the bands that I find most appealing.
We begin with a bang, so to speak. Wolf People, hailing from Blighty, proudly don the mantle of pure, 60s-influenced blues-doused psych. Extended solos, trippy dippy pan flute appearances, and that pitch-perfect, golden retro vocal tone make for some blisteringly good aural moments. They have their darker moments, as well, and those sound just as delicious. Wolf People wasn't made for these times, but they sure do sound good right here and right now.