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Interview with Helicon Bats from Copenhagen

Helicon Bats are a fraternal duo from Denmark. Originally from Silkeborg but now operating out of Copenhagen, the Davidsen brothers (Jeppe and Emil) released their first EP Spring after having performed as solo artists and in various other projects for years. Helicon Bats could be classified as something between neo-psychedelia and lo-fi. Their music is very much rooted in the psychedelic rock movement of the late 1960s, but not so derivative as to be pastiche; their sound is definitely their own. They are currently planning on recording more tracks with a full band in early 2015, possibly to be supported by a tour later in the year.

Lola Loves… Chris Bracey’s Neon Art

Chris Bracey will be remembered as a colorful (and enlightened) man. The British neon art collector and designer died at the age of 59 years of prostate cancer. He started his artistic career designing neon signs for sex shops in Soho, London. Later on, he designed neon art for Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Tim…

Interview with Richard in Your Mind

Richard in Your Mind returns this year with their fourth genre-defying album Ponderosa through Rice is Nice from Sydney. Their mind-bending and wonderful psychedelic music is infused with sitar sounds, muffled reggae, radiant melodies and will fill your day with good karma. You can listen to their album Ponderosa for free via Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Lola Who did an interview with lead singer Richard Cartwright and tried to find out what was really going on in his mind …

Lola Loves… Sadie Hennessy – Splice

We love Sadie Hennessy “Splice” and her conception of “faux nostalgia” for a time that never really existed...  In August 2010 she won the Jealous Graduate Art Prize for her MA show at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London, England. “Splice” was showcased in the exhibition More Strange Hunger at…

Interview with Dark Furs

With Suzanne May’s powerful vocals and moody instrumentals, Dark Furs sound like an elegant and tormented reverie. Based in Los Angeles, the duo, featuring the London-born singer and keyboardist May and guitarist Chad Phillips, have recently released their second EP "En L’air". Recorded and mixed at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, the sound is simply amazing! Dark, sophisticated, and a bit anxious. May took the time to answer some of our questions.