Sounds of Liverpool Psych Fest #9: The Cult of Dom Keller
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.
This isn't the first time I've mentioned The Cult of Dom Keller, my friends, and I promise you it shan't be the last. They are, quite frankly, transcendental. A divine, decadent darkness hangs like midnight mist over their songs, adding to the element of the unknown and the unexpected that lives inside their music. At times menacing, their breed of psych rock is powerful and potent, nightshade deadly and quite possibly hysteria-inducing. That they cite cults, conspiracies, and black magic as interests will come as no surprise after indulging your ears in some of their offerings. It is a new life goal of mine to see this band live, and I envy those bound for Liverpool this weekend for getting the chance to see them before me.