Pure Phase Ensemble and The Veldt at Liverpool Psych Fest this weekend
Pure Phase Ensemble is a Polish international music collective with revolving membership and several core players. Previously featuring members of Spiritualized, Stereolab and Ride, this space-rock collective renews its lineup every year, showcasing a wide range of collaborators from the world of PZYK.
While RIDE were on the rise in Britain, THE VELDT were making similar waves amidst the American underground and saw reasonable commercial success with their single ‘Soul in a Jar’. They were key protégés of Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) and contemporaries of A.R.Kane. Signed to Capital and then Mercury Records, their shoegaze-laden alternative soul was seen as ‘challenging’ for label executives to market domestically and they parted ways, but the band continued to produce music independently and recently have grabbed a heavy wave of media attention amidst the current ‘shoegaze revival’ and due to their recent mini-tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre and slots at Levitation and Reverence festivals. The Veldt are currently enjoying their first official tour of Europe in promotion of their new EP ‘The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur’ (Leonard Skully Records).
Showtimes for these artists are as follows:
The Veldt – September 23 at 11pm (DISTRICT stage)
Pure Phase Ensemble feat. Mark Gardener – September 24 at 6pm (FURNACE stage)