Equal parts psych pop innovator and scholar, Martin Nunez (otherwise known as Sir Psych) has found success with his psychedelic pop duo The Smoking Trees signed to the Cornershop affiliated Ample Play label.
His solo output (which this selection covers) offers an equally rich menu of treats, with a versatility that encompasses not only the psychedelic pop music of the sixties and beyond, but also his background in instrumental hip hop. The resulting hybrid evokes DJ Shadow as much as it does the likes of the Hollies, and offers a fresh perspective on psychedelia that is bound to appeal to lovers of the adventurous and melodic.
"We're talking The Beatles, Brian Wilson and Syd Barrett, as well as other counterculture heroes of the time in other artforms like Hunter S. Thompson or Andy Warhol. If any of the above have ever captured your imagination then there's every chance you'll love Sir Psych " - The Sound of Confusion
Recommended if you like: DJ Shadow, The Hollies, The Beach Boys, The Beatles
You can hear more of Sir Psych's music here: sirpsych.bandcamp.com
Sleeve art by Martin Butler of Elixirsue : elixirsue.co.uk