Live at Vogue Fabrics in Stoke Newington
on 25th June
Listen to (and please share)Sterling Roswell’s ‘Interplanetary Spaceliner’ below
“Baudelaire once wrote, ‘music excavates heaven’. Listen to this record and you might just have to agree.” ANDREW WEATHERALL / MOJO
“joining “Higher Than The Sun”-era Primal Scream with Syd Barrett and Lee Hazelwood” Uncut
“Think Lee Hazelwood produced by Joe Meek – perfectly realised and revealing a commercial side to Roswell previously unheard / viewed through the lens of Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers ” MOJO
Listen to (and please share)Sterling Roswell’s ‘Interplanetary Spaceliner’
Following the release of Sterling Roswell’s ‘The Call Of The Cosmos’ out late last year on Fire Records. June 25th sees him perform in Stoke Newington at Vogue Fabrics.
The former Spacemen 3 drummer and multi-instrumentalist initially self-released and sold out of a limited run of 300 copies of the album in early 2014 to great acclaim, including a rave review in Mojo (as well as a pick by Andrew Weatherall in the same magazine) and it was album of the month in Rough Trade Shops who described the album as:
“Lavishing in pop structures but drawing in myriad influences to the wondrous black hole, The Call Of the Cosmos features some shimmering spaciousness but also sleazy exotica-themes, not unlike a Lee Hazelwood production infected with Joe Meek’s ghost. Roswell’s own songwriting and voice recalls a solar-fried Bobby Gillespie, an artist he no doubt originally influenced with the Spacemen 3. Elsewhere, there’s truly psychedelic excursions into outsiderdom which come off like The Seeds mutating ever larger into lysergic-dipped monsters.”
Any attempt to categorize Sterling Roswell, runs the risk of misrepresenting a true radical. Artist, musician, poet and producer, Roswell is all of these and more and over the years he has embraced a myriad of artistic forms to great effect.
‘The Call of the Cosmos’ features the singles ‘Interplanetary Spaceliner‘,‘Give Peace Another Chance’ and ‘a remix of The Girl From Orbit’, cementing the elements which have infused Sterling’s work since his days with Spacemen 3, his multi instrumental driving force behind The Darkside and his innovative psychedelic soundscapes as a studio engineer and producer. The album stands testament to a new message for Interplanetary Peace and features a truly fitting tribute to the late, great front man of THE SEED, Sky Sunlight Saxon with a cover of the song ‘Tripmaker’, which was originally featured in the Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda movie The Trip in 1968.
Live appearances, both solo and with The Psychedelic SRB, always hold audiences spellbound and is THE act to see in this new age of psychedelia.