As I’ve mentioned on a nubmer of occasions, I’m frequently multitasking as I’m working on the posts for this blog, and usually what happens is that while listening to Soundcloud links, I’ll get so caught up that I’ll often find myself playing songs in the related songs playlist. But honestly, that’s not a bad thing as it also frequently (and serendipitously) introduces me to new artists I probably wouldn’t have heard of beforehand – and I get introduced to things all the time. 

This time while on Soundcloud, I came across the work of the Birmingham, UK-based John Joseph “Joey” Barnes, who writes, records and performs under the moniker of of Joe Soap, which interestingly enough is a Cockney rhyming slang term for a patsy, a dope, a stooge. In any case, I fell in love with one of this singles, “Alicante,” an instrumental psych rock composition that sounds as though it were either released in 1966 or was a B-side off one of The Black Angels early albums, as the composition is comprised of jangling guitar chords, four-on-the-floor styled drumming and ethereal organ chords that add to the song’s trippy and otherworldly feel.