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Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Anton Newcombe, The Brian Jonestown Massacre

1: In 2007, which cult British TV series did ‘You Look Great When I’m High’ appear in? “I don’t watch TV and I don’t keep track of my finances, so I can’t even say ‘Thank you, they paid me this much for it’. I hope it’s Whatever Called Saul .” WRONG. It was Skins. “People loved that show so good on...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘Mini Album Thingy Wingy’

Now operating prolifically from 48-year-old leader Anton Newcombe’s Berlin base, this year has already brought two substantial releases from Californian psych torchbearers The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Following April’s French movie tribute ‘Musique De Film Imaginé’ and Newcombe’s subsequent slow burning collaboration with Toronto singer Tess Parks ‘I Declare Nothing’, there’s no sign of the septet’s current creative sprint running...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘+-‘ EP

For a band so deeply rooted in the joint-fugged 1960s, Brian Jonestown Massacre’s latest EP follows rather a modern concept. Following their latest album, May’s ‘Revelation’, this shotgun release is made up of four tracks recorded this August in Anton Newcombe’s Berlin studio. These songs have been quickly shot out into the world, their mind-altering grooves unfettered by months...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘Revalation’

Anton Newcombe is one of those rare artists who manages to stay prolific without compromising his output. ‘Revelation’ plays like a mixtape showcasing the broad spectrum of styles his band have absorbed over two decades and 14 albums. There’s psych-rock (‘Xibalba’), trance-like motorik grooves (‘Memorymix’), propulsive instrumentals (‘Duck And Cover’), bluesy introspection (‘Days, Weeks And Moths’) and off-kilter moments...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘Aufheben’

Nearly 10 years since the infamous documentary DIG!, The Brian Jonestown Massacre continue to plough their whimsical psychedelic furrow. Mainman Anton Newcombe is now sober, and here has made his best album since 2003’s ‘…And This Is Our Music’. Cohorts include Will Carruthers (ex-Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized) and returning member Matt Hollywood (last seen storming offstage in DIG!), who...

The Brian Jonestown Massacre to release new album and tour – ticket details

'Aufheben' is out in May and the psych rockers play UK dates in June

Album Review: The Brian Jonestown Massacre – ‘Who Killed Sgt. Pepper’

BJM leader Anton Newcombe is the world’s angriest hippie, forever in thrall to the aesthetics of ’60s psychedelia but hardly a fan of peace and love, as a stormy band history attests. ‘Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?’ is the ‘methodrone’ masters’ umpteenth exercise in narcotised dream-rock. Flitting between ambient sequences and army-of-guitars maelstroms, this 71-minute magnum opus was recorded in...

Brian Jonestown Massacre announce North American tour

Band will tour 'Who Killed Sgt Pepper?' in May and June

Brian Jonestown Massacre announce UK and Ireland dates plus ticket details

Band set to tour 'Who Killed Sgt Pepper?' in spring