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Anton Newcombe's A Records seem to have been particularly busy of late, which is fine by me because I love all this hazy good-times psych stuff. This album by Stockholm's Les Big Byrd is no exception. This lot have a smooth and woozy take on this psychedelic krautrock style that's all the rage nowadays, and this debut album plants nine serious head-nodders in your noggin. Think somewhere between t ...

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They Worshipped Cats by Les Big Byrd
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 09 May 2014

Anton Newcombe's A Records seem to have been particularly busy of late, which is fine by me because I love all this hazy good-times psych stuff. This album by Stockholm's Les Big Byrd is no exception. This lot have a smooth and woozy take on this psychedelic krautrock style that's all the rage nowadays, and this debut album plants nine serious head-nodders in your noggin. Think somewhere between the warm, melodic and upbeat krautrock of the Warm Digits and the fuzzy, concise psych-rock of the Cult of Dom Keller and you're somewhere close I suppose.

In terms of distortion they're pretty restrained compared to many of their contemporaries, instead choosing to sit back and ride the repeato grooves with bold synth melodies and round, propulsive basslines, a kind of middle route which reminds me of Teeth of the Sea in places. Closing track 'Back To Bagarmossen' changes things up a bit, a shuffly vocal-led number with much less restraint on the guitar distortion, much closer to Newcombe's BJM than the previous tracks on this album.

Pretty solid stuff overall. I like the front cover illustration of Jesus shooting a UFO with his laser eyes too.




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