Sunday, 27 December 2015

HeavyPsych is Back !!

So as 2015 draws to a close, I'm pleased to announce that HeavyPsych will be back on Saturday January the 9th at 9pm as part of's RockShow. Tune in and listen to 60 minutes of the finest Heavy Psychedelic rock, as always there'll be a touch of Stoner, Space and Krautrock in the mix. Listen live as it happens on or catch it on Sunday 10th on Radio 10am EST/ 4pm CET/ 3pm UK time.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

HeavyPsych December/End of Year Special On Mixcloud

This Months HeavyPsych Show is now available to hear anytime on Mixcloud, listen back to 2hrs of Psychedelic brilliance chosen by Me with tracks chosen by friends of the show

Enjoy !!

There will more shows Next year as well as a return to the Psychedelic Basement both Online and live in the real world too !!
Keep checking back for more music and album reviews, and if you want to be considered for the show please contact me here.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

HeavyPsych December / End of Year Special.

Tune in this Sunday 3pm EST/ 9pm CET /8pm Uk for a 2 hour HeavyPsych Special.  This time around the show will be going Live from the Mixlr page as well as from American Radio Station Grip of Delusion.  The show features the Usual PsychRock Sounds, but this time around also has songs chosen by friends of the show giving it a different kind of feel. As always there will be a mix of brand new tracks from signed and unsigned bands as well as older classics.  There are links to some of the contributors below.  Join me on Sunday, and play it loud !

Thee Psychedelicatessen   The Liquid Scene   Hunter and Nelson Clothing  Birth of Joy
Left For Dead Records   Sergeant Thunderhoof   Boobs of Doom   Grip of Delusion Radio   
Jonathan Morgan    David Swain

A special thank you to Stephen Gardner for letting me use his photo of a cow in Somerset which has appeared in a lot of the shows artwork this year, and to Julian Melling for graciously letting me steal photos from his Instagram to use in some of the Tracklist Artwork.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Listen Back to Junes HeavyPsych Show

Decembers show will be here on Sunday 13th, until then Listen back to Junes Show. Originally broadcast by this show features fantastic tracks by Mugstar, Pond and Föllakzoid as well one of my favourite songs, "Druganaut" by the brilliant Black Mountain.

There are lots of Previous broadcasts to discover and listen to on my Mixcloud page HERE

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Decembers HeavyPsych Show / End of Year Special

Decembers HeavyPsych Show/End of Year Special will be going live on the 13th. It will be broadcast  simultaneously on BigJaf.nets Mixlr Station and American station Grip of Delusion, for the first time ever it will also be available on my Mixcloud page at the start of transmission.
The show will feature a mix of the HeavyPsych Show and the more traditional Psychedelic flavours that can be heard in the Psychedelic Basement series . The music has been especially chosen by Bands/Artists and Labels that have featured this year as well as contributions from good friends of the show.
Join me for a brilliant mix of Psych old and New, Heavy and weird, from signed and unsigned bands, its gonna be fantastic.

There will be another update nearer the time to announce some of the guests and contributors.
Join me, its going to be brilliant.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Album Review...The Liquid Scene - Revolutions

"Yesterday's Sounds Today", as band motto's go its not a bad one to have, for Bay Area Psychheads The Liquid Scene its remarkably accurate.
Released in December 2014, Revolutions is a 9 (Number 9!) track album of wonderfully catchy hooks, psychedelic melodies and songs that effortlessly capture a sound not unlike the treasures from the original summer of love.
Theres more than a hint of Jefferson Airplane here, as well nods to ( and happily, for me anyway) the underrated songwriting of The Monkees, as is evident on the opening track The Other side of the Sun.
Further on in the album the wonderful "Hey Moondog" plays out on a riff reminiscent of Dear Prudence whilst still managing to maintain the bands individual dreamlike sound. This is largely due to the fantastic Vocals of singer Becki ( Bodhi ) diGregorio, her voice swirls in perfect harmony with the accompanying sounds and it makes for a brilliant listen. The same can be said for the track "letterbox" and its soothing relaxing vibe.
 There aren't many Psychedelic pop albums of the last few years that have managed to achieve what's on offer here, the wonderful sitar on "In My Water Room" enhances the sound and Trey Sabatelli makes the beat of his drum fit like a glove.  Elsewhere there is the mellow "Leave me here" and  slow building "The Mystery Machine" demonstrating once again a love of the music of an era gone by lovingly brought forward to recent times.  Plugging in the headphones and sitting back to relax is the perfect way to listen to and enjoy Revolutions, and I've done that many times now before reviewing this wonderful lp. Whilst this LP is not as heavy as the kinds of things i usually review here, the bands love of the psychedelic sound and Bodhi's superb vocals shine through and makes it impossible to not get drawn in, im looking forward to hearing where the band goes next.

The Liquid Scene Official Website
The Liquid Scene Bandcamp

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Album Review...The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol - Masters of the Molehill (2015)

Psych Rockers TBWNIAS are a 6 piece based out of the legendary Birdman Sounds record shop in Ottawa, the group have now released 9 vinyl only LPs in miniscule editions (Private Press and Lathe Cuts) with an underground reputation which has made them a cult among aficionados of hard thudding, rock riffng kraut. The latest release Masters of the Molehill finds them once again in fine form, Underworld kicks off proceedings setting the pace with its solid drums and fuzzy guitar sounds, known for their freeform jams ( demonstrated  by the track "Darkness"), the band take their time getting to where they want to be and you can hear that they enjoy what they're doing as the heavy "Baalslapper"'s hard rocking riff testifies. Everything moves along in heavy style on the stand out track for me  LM onto You Do Wrong where the Can influences really shine through, the band clearly love their Krautrock and this album is brimming full of those fantastic stylings and its own psychedelic fuzzy footprints.  The pace changes again on  GOD II slower at first speeding up with feedback and intensity leading up to the epic 12 minute long atmospheric closer "Ice Rings".
TBWNIAS have a recorded one of the more impressive albums of the year, whilst not as Krautrock obvious as Föllakzoid latest release iii, nor as start to finish intense as Ecstatic Vision's Sonic Praise, theres so much going on here that almost serves as the best of both of those worlds and it's a rewarding listen every time  This is another recommended lp for 2015 in what has been a strong year for HeavyPsych releases.

The Album can be found on the bands Bandcamp page or you can order one of 350 all black Vinyl Pressings from cardinal Fuzz

Digital Album at TBWNIAS Bandcamp
Buy the LTD Edition Vinyl LP from Cardinal Fuzz

Monday, 23 November 2015

Decembers HeavyPsych show, Coming soon

The Next HeavyPsych show will go out on December 13th,In a change to the usual format this will be broadcast on a Sunday on BigJaf.nets Mixlr page as well as on American Radio Station Grip of Delusion. More details will follow soon.

In the meantime there are plenty of past shows to enjoy here on the blog for from my mixcloud page.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Listen Back to Septembers HeavyPsych Show

Listen back to Septembers show, a brilliant hour of Music from Jonathan Morgan, Sergeant Thunderhoof, Hills and Darxtar.
This originally went out on and Grip of Delusion Radio.

Details about Decembers HeavyPsych Show coming soon, if you want to be considered for future shows, contact me .

Friday, 20 November 2015

Album Review...Seven That Spells - Superautobahn

Croatian Psych rockers Seven That Spells album  Superautobahn has been re-released by German Label Sulatron Records on Heavy Black wax and limited to 500 pressed.
Released 3 years ago this monster of an album features only 3 tracks, 3 long, very heavy pounding slabs of beat driven monsters. All of the tracks here follow the same pattern of  fast moving drums accompanied an by ever building noise of guitars that scream along. Opening track  The Wall displays perfectly what's on offer here, a wall of noise, high heavy sonic sounds breaking briefly at its center before pushing on hard, heavy and measured. Second track The Pyramid starts off  with a Jazz sound before very quickly morphing into a rhythmic trance inducing pulse of guitar noise and more driving beats taking its time to move ever forward to its white noise conclusion. However it's album closer The Colossus that stands out, playing at just under 22 minutes it's hard to believe the sheer size of this as the sonic guitar, weird brass and quiet vocals
Pulse hypnotically and noisily on and on  until all that's left is a quiet breeze. There's a clear appreciation for Krautrock here and with the psychedelic rock sound the two marry perfectly, Niko Potocnjak has recorded an engaging and exciting listen not least in part to contributions by Acid Mothers Temple's Kawabata Makoto, This is highly recommended stuff, but grab one on vinyl now, they won't be there much longer.

Seven That Spells Bandcamp

Buy Superautobahn on Vinyl LP

Buy Superautobahn on CD

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Novembers HeavyPsych Show is now available to hear Anytime

Novembers HeavyPsych Show is now up on Mixcloud  and available to hear anytime.  This months show features new tracks by Early Mammal, TBWNIAS and Sergeant Thunderhoof as well as awesome cuts by Mondo Drag and Serpentina Satellite . Play it Loud and Enjoy.

If you would like your band to be considered for a future show or have your music reviewed, contact me by email or on Twitter for details of where to send your music to.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Novembers HeavyPsych Show Goes out Live TONIGHT at 9pm UK

Tune in Tonight from 9pm for 60 minutes of fantastic music Live Online as Part of the RockShow,  The RockShow starts at 8 and features 3hrs of brilliant Rock. Dylan the Wolf will be playing 90's Alternative and grunge from 8pm and Tony Gaskin will be playing 60 minutes of Unsigned and Undiscovered Rock and Metal from 10pm.
The link below will go live from 8pm and you'll be able to hear the entire show Live as it happens.

Tonight i'll playing brand new tracks from Early Mammal, The Band whose Name is a Symbol and Sergeant Thunderhoof.  Be There !!
Don't worry if you miss it this time round, HeavyPsych will also go out on Grip of Delusion Radio tomorrow 10am EST / 4pm CET / 3pm UK is on Mixlr

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

November's HeavyPsych Show is this Weekend.

Tune in this weekend to hear Novembers HeavyPsych RockShow, this month features Brand New Tracks from Brand New Albums by Early Mammal, The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol and Sergeant Thunderhoof.  As Always this will go out Live on Saturday from 9pm as part of the RockShow but you will also be able to catch it this Sunday at 10amEST /4pmCET /3pmUK time on American Radio Station

You'll also be able to hear the show offline anytime on Mixcloud following its broadcast

A link direct to the live stream will be available from Saturday which you'll be able to play as soon as the show goes live.  Be There !

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Listen to Further Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement Anytime

Further Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement is now available to to hear offline anytime on Mixcloud.  Originally broadcast on Novemebr 7th by and November 8th by American Radio Station this mix features Old favourites and new Psych Sounds with a Spacerock/Krautrock feel.
Enjoy !

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Turn On, Tune In and Freakout from 8pm Tonight for an all new Broadcast Special

Join Me tonight from 8pm for a special Joint Broadcast with the brilliant minds at Thee Psychedelicatessen.  We will be playing 3 hours of Psychedelic Sounds old and new featuring the very best Psych has to offer. You can expect to hear great music from Goat, High Tide, White Manna, Hidria Spacefolk and so much more.
Check in here from 8pm to listen in, the player below will go live as the broadcast starts.

Check out Thee Psychedelicateseen on their Strange Things Are Happening Blog..HERE is on Mixlr

Friday, 6 November 2015

Listen Now to the Original Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement

"Further Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement" will go live tomorrow night at 8pm. The 3 hour long Psychedelic collaboration with the Genius's at Thee Psychedelicatessen features Mind Melting Psychedelic SpaceProg and Heavy Krautrock beats

Until then, you can listen to my section of the last Psychedelic Basement Broadcast by clicking play on the Mixcloud player below
You can hear the new broadcast by checking back tomorrow night and there will be a playable link here on the blog as well on all the usual social network places ( Links to the Right ) .
You can also listen to some of my Past HeavyPsych shows on My Mixcloud page too. Enjoy !

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Further Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement

This Weekend !! Further Transmissions from the  Psychedelic Basement, another Joint Broadcast  with the Geniuses at Thee Psychedelicatessen.

Expect to hear some old favourites as well as some newer Psychedelic sounds in 3 hours of Brain Melting Psychedelia, Krautrock Beats and Brain Expanding Proggy SpaceRock Sounds, all live from 8pm On Saturday 7th November.

8.00PM - Thee Psychedelicatessen
9.30PM - Geoff Leppard

There will be a link to the show on all of our Social Media, however you can also access it here, the link below will take you direct to the Broadcast and the Show will go live from 8pm on Saturday

So Please Join Us, Turn on, Tune in  and FreakOut !

Go Direct to the Show and Listen Live from 8pm Saturday Nov 7th

Saturday, 31 October 2015's Halloween Special is Live Tonight from 8pm Uk

Listen Live tonight for 3 hrs of Horror themed Rock, Metal and noisy weirdness
Click the Link below from 8pm UK time and go live and direct to the radio station itself and hear the show as it goes out.
Join us, its gonna be fantastic.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015's Halloween Special's Halloween special will go out live on at 8pm on the 31st.
Featuring a specially chosen mix of scary sounds you can expect to hear something a little different from the usual RockShow noize.
Join Me, alongside Zachsta and Hector Sufferbus for a mix of horror soundtracks, industrial remixes and some scary heavy rock classics.

There will be a live link posted here at the time of broadcast as well as in the usual social network places.

You can join the event via Facebook HERE

Be there !

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Blog Update.

Im still looking at regular content for the blog and as you can see as well as my own projects i would also like to do more reviews.

The original intent was to  host the mixes from the HeavyPsych Radio show here on the blog, however it seems there is so much more that can be achieved and shared here. i'd like people to  contact me and let me know about your band/music or even record label, especially if it fits the kind of thing i play on either my own show or the Psychedelic Basement mixes.

If you'd like to post gig or album release announcements or other items of news, contact me here or on Twitter @GeoffLeppardUK, i reply to messages quite quickly.
Im keen to post regularly with the right kind of content.
My monthly mixes for and Grip of Delusion will continue to be uploaded to Mixcloud and available here as well as any other projects i get involved in.  Thanks for reading.  Geoff.

Find me on Twitter.
Past Broadcasts on Mixcloud

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Further Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement are coming....November 7th.

Im pleased to announce that there will be a new collaboration with the brilliant minds at Thee Psychedelicatessen.  Following the excellent Transmissions from the Psychedelic Basement, Further Transmissions will continue to take your mind to New and wonderful places.  You can expect to hear New Sounds and Old Favourites travelling from Psych to Space to Krautrock and to who knows where else.

This broadcast will be transmitted live from 8pm on BigJaf.nets' Radio Station Page and there will be clickable links available from all of my social media places as well as BigJaf's and Thee Psychedelicatessens's own pages.

Until then you can click the link  and listen to the first broadcast HERE .  The tracklist is includes in the description on the Mixlr page

Visit Strange Things are Happening, Thee Psychedelicatessen's Blog HERE.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Album Review...Sergeant Thunderhoof - Ride of the Hoof (2015)

Available on Bandcamp,November 5th 2015
The City of Bath's Sergeant Thunderhoof deserve your attention; simple as that. Formed in late 2013, the band have played alongside Mos Generator, Valfader and Gonga and earned the reputation as a strong live force. In April 2014, the band released their debut EP 'Zigurat', a fine StonerRock noise that contains the track 'Pity for the Son'; the perfect introduction to the rest of the EP .

So it was good to hear, earlier this year, that the band were recording a new LP at Stage 2 Studios in Bath with Ben Turner; and it doesn't disapoint.  Opening track 'When Time Stood Still' brings the heavy grooves courtesy of Jim Camp's Baselines, coming in at just over 9 minutes; it shifts and moves pace effortlessly pounding its way to the finish.  Darren Ashman ensures the pounding continues with Planet Hoof and its heavy crunching riffs creating a wonderful wall of noise.  Next up comes the brilliant 'Reptilian Woman'; another solid slab of heavy that showcases all the talents on offer here from the band with a confident ease. All of this continues through 'Enter the Zigurat' right into the mammoth 13 minute long epic 'Goat Mushroom'.  Album closer 'The Staff of Souls' has a great PostRock drumbeat running through it and is a satisfying and fitting finish.

There's a huge amount to enjoy here over the course of the albums 50 minutes;  Dan's vocals complimenting the crunching riffs from Mark Sayer, and then theres the Psychrock grooves. The album is released on November the 5th to download on Bandcamp and there is a limited Special Edition run of 100 CDs which i'd suggest you get a preorder in for now.

Ride of the Hoof is highly recommended, find the band on the social media links below.

Dan Flitcroft - Vocals
Jim Camp - Bass
Mark Sayer - Guitars
Darren Ashman - Drums

Album Art BySara-Jane Swettenham
Sergeant Thunderhoof's Bandcamp

Sergeant Thunderhoof on Facebook

Sergeant Thunderhoof on Twitter

Monday, 12 October 2015

Listen to Octobers show...Now !

Octobers show Originally Broadcast on October 10th on and October 11th on American Radio Station Tracklist - - - - Electric Eye - Immigrant Song, Vintage Cucumber - Ufo Freunde, Dead Sea Apes - Regolith, Astroqueen - Superhuman God, Radio Moscow - So Alone, Riverside - Beyond the Eyelids, Sammal - Aika on Alkamassa, Ecstatic Vision - Cross the Divide, Dungen - Franks Kaktus............. Enjoy!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Octobers Show Now Available on Mixcloud.

Octobers HeavyPsych Show is now available for offline listening at
Originally broadcast on on October 10th and again on October 11th on American Radio Station www gripofdelusion. 
The show features Heavy cuts from Ecstatic Vision, Dead Sea Apes and an addictive cover of a Led Zeppelin track by Electric Eye.
Upcoming Schedule for the next few broadcasts, keep checking back for more details