Lewes Psychedelic Festival 2017
Saturday 21st January 2017
Flamingods + Dead Rabbits + Fever Dream + Sculpture + The Lucid Dream + Eva Bowan + Inwards + Arch Garrison
Doors 6:00 pm
Price £20 + booking fee
Melting Vinyl and Innerstrings present:
LEWES PSYCHEDELIC FESTIVAL 2017
N.B there is limited space and capacity for the Small psych room (40) and for Union store (30) .
After last year’s sell-out, Lewes Psychedelic Festival returns with visuals and music for the senses, in the ancient setting of Lewes and the stunning All Saints Centre.
The Lucid Dream
The Lucid Dream first caught our attention with a stunning performance at Liverpool in 2013. Since then, the band have gone from strength to strength. With expansive blissed out sonic guitar sounds with elements of dub and jazz. Definitely for fans of Spiritualized. We are very excited to have them playing at Lewes.
Sculpture is an audio-visual phantasmagoria made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation). They work deep within a psychedelic palette, continuing to explore its sensorial intricacies. Performance is central to their work, and feeds back into all aspects of the process. Sculpture’s output includes music, ﬁlm and video work, and multi-sensory live shows. After witnessing mind-bending sets from them at Breaking Convention and Fort Process, we are very pleased to have them play at Lewes Psych Fest.
These shoegaze psychers are the youth of the festival, originally residing in Brighton and now in London. Fever Dream play dark, fuzzy, menacing music that blurs the line from noisy shoegaze to angular post-punk. Intense, melodic and expansive, they are a real treat live and have really good hair.
Having seen them captivate live at the The Hope and Ruin, The Great Escape, End Of The Road and Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia, we had to have these purveyors of exotic psych with Eastern and African flavours. There’s something ancient and spiritual about their music and a humbleness about their presence.
We defy you to keep still during their performance!
With sonic guitar waves and vocals, Dead Rabbits reverberate your senses and have been hailed as an incredibly great band live (Time out). Having come from good psych pedigree of Fuzz club records and recently been on tour with The Warlocks, we welcome their live set.
Originally from Poland but now residing in Brighton, Eva Bowan performs analogue soundscapes, ethereal ambient music and vocals that soak into the mind and spirit, she creates captivating surreal worlds and electronic soundscapes inviting on an introspective journey. Her works are a mixture of dreams, hidden fantasies, haunting fears, observing the nature and overanalysing the world around and within.
We’ve known Inwards for providing a perfect electronic platform opening for Ulrich Schnauss in Brighton. After attending last year’s Lewes Psych Festival, he came to us with psych influenced material and we had to say yes.
Inwards is the musical project of Kristian Shelley, a British born multi instrumentalist and music programmer. Working with a modular synthesiser, a glut of patching cables and his voice, he evokes a nostalgic yet colourful sonic field.
This is the first year of the Union Music in-stores at the Psych Fest. Union Music Store put on great events all year round and we’re glad they are part of it.
You probably know Craig Fortnam. the singer and writer and James Larcombe of Arch Garrison from the critically acclaimed North Sea Radio Orchestra.
The latest album ‘Pilgrim’is a homage to the Sussex Down’s as Craig walked the ancient paths as an act of connecting to something intangible but present in the marks left by man, be the burial mounds or pylons – it’s all the same really – all grist to the songwriting mill – walk walk hum sing walk.
Their music features Fortnam’s intricate nylon-string guitar and Larcombe’s organ and monosynth – ancient/modern folk music seen through a psych haze, like a distant pylon on a hot summer’s day.
Doors: 6pm – 11pm
Small psych room 3pm onwards.
Union Music Store: 3-4.30pm
Note the bar will be open from 3pm – 11pm
*** PLUS! ***
Friday 20th January at the Con Club, Lewes
Acid Box Pre-Party!
Our friends at Acid Box will be taking over Lewes Con Club from 7pm until 1am on Friday 20th January and filling the live room with Innerstrings mind melting visuals and FIVE live acts to rattle your bones and shake off that winter frost.