The Playlist: Indie – The Black Ryder, Swervedriver, the Pop Group and More
The Black Ryder – Santaria
“You open one door, and you find there’s another, you keep moving through each door to the next not quite sure where you’re going or what to expect, but there’s something enticing and reassuring you that you’re moving in the right direction,” says Aimee Nash of the Black Ryder’s drone music. If that sounds a little too much like an episode of Fun House, fear not; the Sydney duo join the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Ty Segall, Hookworms, the Wytches and Goat in the new psychedelia movement. Keeping on that theme of door-based preoccupation, Nash and Scott Von Ryper’s debut UK album, The Door Behind the Door, is beautifully slow burning, its grinding guitars and heavy layers of dark, feted romance akin to Spiritualized and the Jesus and Mary Chain.