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Steve Davis' Interesting Alternative: Steve visits The Liverpool Psych Fest

Day-tripper Steve Davis gets psyched at one of Liverpool's most experimental music events

It’s not often you get to look down on a legend and maybe spy an upcoming one but recently I had the pleasure of doing just that. The Liverpool Psych Fest is billed as ‘a pan-continental celebration of audio-futurists, operating at the bleeding edge of today’s psychedelic renaissance’. Well, I’m certainly not going to argue especially as at relatively short notice I was asked to DJ at its Camp and Furnace venue! Apart from having the pleasure of spinning a few favourite tunes as far ranging as The Beatles’ Tomorrow Never Knows and Gong’s A Sprinkling Of Clouds, to Holden’s Renata and Cyrus’ mind-blowing dub techno masterpiece Inversion, I was treated to a bird’s-eye view of the varied artists on stage on the opening Friday night.


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