It’s spring bank holiday in the UK, which can mean only one thing; a long weekend of headbanging in London’s dingiest venues. 2019 marks the eighth edition of London’s Desertfest; a festival dedicated to the slow, the slower, and the heavy. With a healthy dose of bong and Satan worship thrown in for good measure. Continue reading
Desertfest London kicks off for their eighth edition today, taking place all weekend from 3rd May – 5th May 2019 in Camden, London UK. Tickets are still available at the link below. The fest is headed up by immense talents such as Om, Amenra, Fu Manchu, Electric Citizen, Black Tusk, Mondo Generator, Wovenhand, High Reeper, Kadavar, All Them Witches, The Skull and more! Get ready with our day by day list of must-see bands! Continue reading
Desertfest London is around the corner with just a month to go before the eighth edition. The fest had added the final dozen bands including an entire stage takeover from the incredible Black Deer festival! Their Sunday curation stage welcomes The Devonshire Arms, The Vanguards, The Fargo Railroad Co., The Southern Companion, The Outlaw Orchestra and more have been added such as Whoremoan, Cities of Mars, Orbital Junction, Drore, Årabrot, Vokonis, The Great Machine, and Wren. Desertfest takes over London 3rd May – 5th May 2019 | Camden, London UK. Tickets available at the link below. Continue reading
It’s the May Day bank holiday in London, which can only mean one thing; Deserfest! A weekend of avoiding the sun in the darkest and dingiest venues across Camden Town, listening to the darkest and dingiest stoner and doom music. Continue reading
London’s annual three-day festival to tune in, turn on and drop out: Desertfest is back this weekend. Ghost Cult will be on hand once again covering the fest which features headliners High On Fire, Graveyard, Warning, Eyehategod, Napalm Death, Weedeater, The Obsessed, Hawkwind, Church of Misery, Death Alley, Kind and more! We thought we would help all you heshers and hesherettes out with a fest preview of all the must-see bands, all the stage times, and other essential shit, which will give you all more time to find snacks, snake brews and find your missing rolling papers. They are in your hand, dude. Dig? Cool. Continue reading
Desertfest has named High On Fire as the final headliner to their 2018 UK festival. They have also added eleven more bands to the bill including The Obsessed, Church Of Misery, Death Alley, Ackercoke, and more. The fest takes place 4th – 6th May 2018, at various venues in Camden, London UK. Continue reading
Bloodstock Open Air is fast approaching and the fest has added a bevy of new bands. The infamous BOA club nights are also back, and have grown to 26 more nights. Details below: Continue reading
Anyone with their ear to the ground may have heard the faint rumblings of Reading based Morass of Molasses. Since their conception in 2013 the band have been working hard touring the UK up to the release of their début EP So Flows Our Fate (Wicked Boy). Moving from a live sound to recorded, there is always a danger that a band will lose some of their signature sound, however, as their name suggests, this stoner trio have turned up the fuzz for a thick wall of noise that is anything other than a sweet treat.
A lone guitar introduces us into the EP as we are dragged into opening track ‘Rotten Teeth.’ Starting as it means to continue, ‘Rotten Teeth’ may be one of the heavier tracks on this EP but contains what becomes a signature sound for the band, big instrumentals dropping down to slow quiet passages with a clean sound. Formed of just one guitar, bass and drums, the sound is surprising full for such a sparse line-up. While the sound may have benefited from additional parts, it certainly isn’t screaming for anything extra.
While it isn’t full of complex rhythms, it does have some charm in its simplicity, tuning itself back to the basic formula of catchy riffs, solid grooves and restrained vocal performance. Morass of Molasses have placed their sound right back in the roots of what stoner always should be: monolithic riffing, a great fuzz tone and, at its heart, solid groove.