Glorias Navales (GxNx) is a five members ensemble based in Santiago, Chile. The group get together regularly in a private space to jam out a type of late night campfire trance music, bridging the gap aesthetically and stylistically between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Their sound – crafted on acoustic guitars, rabel and bombo chino (drum) – have resulted in stunning releases; ‘Carta a Maureen Tucker’ ETCS and ‘Cofradia Nautical’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label.
The band during the 2007 visited Europe for very first time. Two shows in Glasgow (during the celebration of the Counterflows Festival) were the beginning of the tour, with 16 shows all over Europe and the United Kingdom. The Wire contributor Clive Bell cited Glorias Navales as one of his best shows of the 2017 in the “Critics Reflections section”. LISTEN
National Bedtime play lilting , circling instrumentals that feel like Robert Wyatt, Oliver Postgate and a mirror for Tony Swain's dream like collaged paintings. Their songs are incredibly beautiful, articulated patchworks that go round and round the record Jobs for Beasts on Shadazz.
Bell Lungs. A one-woman band who has been carving a unique post-folk sound using layered vocals, electric violin, guitar, tunedpercussion, field recordings and effects pedals since 2016 to create transcendental atmospherically shifting soundscapes and snippets of songs, musing upon rural idylls, post-industrial heartlands and online culture infused with psychedelic, improvisational and folk elements. New album Phosphodendrophobia available HERE