London’s Neo-psychedelic vets and craftsmen The Chemistry Set gear up for a return to Fruits de Mer Records later this year with two newly penned psych gems and a cover of Tomorrow’s classic, Hallucinations. Though championed by John Peel, Tony Wilson and David Axelrod, The Chemistry Set split in ’91 and remained quiet for some time. ’08 saw them rise again, coinciding with their unreleased record, Sounds Like Painting, making a download run inching to 10,000 grabs. Since then, they’ve put out 2 more platters as well as the Fruits de Mer Impossible Love single, contributing to, and continuing, a rich U.K. psych pop legacy they had a hand in shouldering in the late 80s through Version 1.0′s end in ’91. Having picked up the psych guitar pop mantle back when they formed, The Chemistry Set keep concocting nostalgic Brit-pop that is as effortless as it is vital.
Come Kiss Me, Vibrate And Smile :: The Chemistry Set :: unreleased (2012, The Chemistry Set)
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