Rough Trade Album of the Month: January 2018 (No. 9)
Serpent Power, the audacious musical pairing of Ian Skelly (The Coral) and Paul Molloy (The Zutons, The Coral). Their strange musical odyssey continues with the release of Electric Looneyland, the duo's second long-player following on from 2015's eponymous debut.
Some bands invent and invite you into their worlds but none are quite like the technicolour horror landscape as evoked on Electric Looneyland. Imagine a nightmarish sonic theme-park of catacombs, occult mantras, fuzz wig-outs and spacey evocations, inhabited by a plethora of extra terrestrial mutants, far-out freaks and the undead. Written, arranged, produced and performed by the pair after they stumbled across a skip full of mysterious keyboards, seemingly beamed in from a distant solar system. When plugged in and played they tapped into an unearthly Martian scale with the power to raise Edgar Allan Poe from the dead! Serpent Power make 21st century psychedelia that takes its cues from no-one, and is powered only by the twisted wheels of their own imagination.
CD - Digipak.
LP - Black Vinyl with Inner Bag and CD Version.
Tape - Standard Tape.
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