Their mixing of southern rock vibes with laid-back, ambient-accompanied slow-build atmospherics, and driving, thumping drums brings to mind their fellow Texans The Secret Machines.

Black Books have been playing together since school and their self-titled debut is about to hit. In the meantime they’re over here supporting The Flaming Lips as well as fitting in a few headline shows. Wayne Coyne’s seal of approval is a good thing. Get reading!

The Critics say “Psychedelia with sun-soaked melodies” Loud Horizon

The plug Black Books is out May 12 through Believe Recordings.

The play the Barfly, May 22. £.7.50.  NW1 8AN  
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