Sounds of Liverpool Psych Fest #4: Milk Maid
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.
Toss me a band with an ex-Nine Black Alps-er involved and I'll be all over it. Hence, this here mention of Milk Maid. That they've played with Wild Nothing, The Cribs, and Crocodiles ought to speak to the wide net of their appeal, which is quite wide indeed thanks to their incorrigible, irrepressible sound that incorporates the best of all things bestest: shoegaze, psych, and a Beach Boys gone Manc pop ethos. In other words, brilliant.