Games for May Sendelica + Soft Hearted Scientists + The Honey Pot + Magic bus
4.00PM - 11.00PM
An afternoon and evening of new and classic psychedelia, acid-folk and prog rock in band and vinyl form.
Sendelica 9:30 – 11:00
The Honey Pot 8:15 – 9:15
Magic Bus 7:15 – 8:00
Soft Hearted Scientists 6:15 – 7:00
Chris Lambert 6:00 – 6:15
Marrs Bonfire 4:30 – 6:00
As well as 4 live bands there will also be record stalls selling records on the Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo labels and by the bands playing; lots of exclusive stuff available on the day.
There will be a DJ playing classic psychedelic and garage sounds once the doors open.
Sendelica is a Welsh psychedelic rock group comprising Pete Bingham (guitars & electronics), Colin Consterdine (electronics, keyboards & production), Glenda Pescado / Gavin Lloyd Wilson (bass guitar), Meurig Griffiths (drums), Lee Relfe (saxophones)and Lord Armstrong Sealand (Theremin and Keys). Sendelica's music has been described as blending "the hypnotic pulse of Can, the impressionistic atmospherics of Pink Floyd, the motorized proto-punk of Neu, the space patrolling guitar pyrotechnics of Hendrix and the otherworldly ambiences of The Orb."
Soft Hearted Scientists
Founded as the result of a serendipitous meeting while searching for meteor fragments in the Garwnant area of the Brecon Beacons Welsh national forest, Soft Hearted Scientists are at-heart a psychedelic band. Having never learned instruments prior to their formation, the fairly strong folk undertones and broad use of eclectic and acoustic instruments seems a natural part of their evolution.
The Cardiff-based band has released a handful of studio albums along with two ompilations of early recordings and numerous singles and EPs. Their refreshing take on psychedelia combines modern life with Syd Barrett plus a myriad of other influences. Their infectious song- writing has gained critical praise from a who’s who of the music press including the NME, Q, Independent and Uncut.
The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot formed as a five piece band in 2012. Playing a blend of Sixties psyche that has its boots in the past but its head in the future, they draw on that unique English inheritance of the surreal and the strange, but are not afraid to indulge in an American West-Coast style adventure when the mood takes them. Purveying a warm brew of hazy recollections and black penny grooves they are thoroughly groovy. Although thoroughly unique, The Honey Pot would probably admit the following influences, The Yardbirds, The Doors, The Small Faces, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, The Kinks, The Flaming Groovies, Spirit, The Hollies, The Jeff Beck Group, Love, Kevin Ayers, The Rolling Stones….In Early 2015 the band recruited a new bassist and keyboard player and took The Half Moon by storm at last year’s Games For May. They are set to return in 2016 with a new single and album.
'With sundrenched harmonies and vintage prog rock noodling....MAGIC BUS are on the road to Utopia and are hoping you'll climb on board'.
In 2011 MAGIC BUS self released their debut album which received local and national airplay (including Stuart Marconie and Gideon Coe's shows on BBC6 MUSIC) and also some great reviews at home (Shindig! magazine) and abroad, in particular 'Strange Days' magazine in Japan did a full interview/band feature.
From there Static caravan records approached the band..and from that 'MAGIC BUS' the single was released, which again received BBC6 music airplay and good reviews including single of the week in 'Losing Today'.