Sounds of Liverpool Psych Fest #8: The Altered Hours
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.
The words "Irish psychedelic terrorists" might scare some folks, but to yours truly those words mean wonderful, wonderful things indeed. The Altered Hours, about whom such words are said, command attention with their delightfully delirious distortion and heavy, hazy mind-melting. Theirs is some of the truest, purest "psych" on the festival's bill, and theirs is also some of the noise I'll most miss hearing in person.