Lilly Creightmore, Handpicked.

A photo on the hour, every hour, for 12 hours. 

Photographer and Filmmaker, Lilly Creightmore has eight years experience shooting bands on tour, in the studio, and live gigs alongside her travels and whatever else catches her eye, in a distinct candid style. She is currently in post production with her debut feature film 'Trip', on the growing popularity of the Global Neo-Psychedelic music scene. Lilly is currently based in London, England.

www.lillycreightmore.com

9am Woke up in Hove, this is the pub my brother and I used to get drunk in together when we were younger and childless.

9am Woke up in Hove, this is the pub my brother and I used to get drunk in together when we were younger and childless.

10am Took an early train home to South East London, this is South Norwood High Street, one of the last really 'untouched' areas of London.

10am Took an early train home to South East London, this is South Norwood High Street, one of the last really 'untouched' areas of London.

11am Found my friend asleep on my couch with his friend.

11am Found my friend asleep on my couch with his friend.

12pm This was taken on my way to meet a friend for lunch.

12pm This was taken on my way to meet a friend for lunch.

1pm London Bridge and a partial Shard.

1pm London Bridge and a partial Shard.

2pm Liquid lunch at Shoreditch House, or Essex House as it's better known.

2pm Liquid lunch at Shoreditch House, or Essex House as it's better known.

3pm Old Street Station.

3pm Old Street Station.

4pm Crouch End Poppadoms.

4pm Crouch End Poppadoms.

5pm Cinema date for one, Patti Smith's Dream of Life.

5pm Cinema date for one, Patti Smith's Dream of Life.

6pm Green Lanes Cake.

6pm Green Lanes Cake.

7pm Two Heads at The Salisbury.

7pm Two Heads at The Salisbury.

8pm Ruari Chicken Legend.

8pm Ruari Chicken Legend.

Trip - Documentary Teaser (Reverberation)

Events

Ancient River South West Tour

Ancient River are so happy to be back on the road and playing live ++ NEW MUSIC.

20 September The Boiled Owl Tavern // Fort Worth, TX
21 September Monarch // El Paso, TX
23 September Desert Stars Festival // Pioneertown, CA
24 September Ham & Eggs Tavern // Los Angeles, CA* **
25 September Soda Bar // San Diego, CA * **
26 September The Continental room // Fullerton, CA* **
27 September The Bunkhouse Saloon // Las Vegas, NV* **

* shows with Luke Sweeney
** shows by Hellbent Booking

Culture

[Culture] Remembering the lizard king.

December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971. I never walked the earth the same time as Morrison, but his music and poetry has shaped my being. Everyone has an artist/artists who reaches their bones, Jimmy is one of them for me. 

The New Creature by Jim Morrison  

Lizard Woman. With your insect eyes. Your wild surprise. Warm daughter of silence. Venom. Turn your back with a slither of moaning wisdom. The unblinking blind eyes. Behind walls new histories rise and wake growling & whining the weird dawn of dreams. Dogs lie sleeping. The wold howls. A creature lives out the wars. A forest. A rustle of cut words, choking river.

Design Studio

[Design] Cali vibes.

Client Desert Stars FestivalThe Cali vibes coming in September! 2nd announcement coming soooon.... 

Desert Stars Festival began in 2007 out of a love for connecting musicians, artists and the community. As one of the first micro festivals of our type, our DIY ethos helped to pave the way for a culture of intimate festivals to emerge over the past 10 years. Each year they feature some of the best music from across the globe on 3 stages. Their goal is to create an environment where attendees can experience something not found within city walls. Connecting with nature and providing a platform for connecting people is at the forefront of our desire as a festival. They strive to put on the best event possible while being faithful to our community. In 2015 they added their "spotlight cause" campaign to shine light on matters that they believe are important to their community.

Culture

[Culture] Barton Spring Pool.

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Barton Spring Pool... a new local can find this and be totally bewildered! The revered urban sanctuary gets 30 million gallons of 68 degree water a day from Parthenia, the underground front on the south edge of Zilker Park. My new London Fields just got wet!

Ancient River

[News] Ancient River Now An ATX Band!

You can imagine our combined excitement when we just got word that the band is planning a big move to the best city in the world (Austin duh). So now an ATX band, the duo will be looking to flesh out their sound with a 3rd member while they wrap up two new albums worth of material. Very excite!
— Austin Town Hall

Events

[Event] 5 September 2015 // Paris // One Unique Signal + Ancient River + Blurry Mountain

[Event] 5 September 2015 // Paris // One Unique Signal + Ancient River + Blurry Mountain

Jaam Sono s’associe à La Mécanique Ondulatoire pour une soirée sous le signe de la Fuzz ! Amis coincés dans le psychédélisme 70s, le krautrock 80s ou le shoegaze 90s, cette soirée est faite pour vos oreilles. La venue des bruyants One Unique Signal et des vaporeux Ancient River est une première à Paris et ils seront accompagnés par nos petits chouchous : Blurry Mountain !

Préventes : https://www.yesgolive.com/jaam-sono/one-unique-signal-ancient-river-guests

→ ONE UNIQUE SIGNAL
(krautrock psyche / UK)

Crée en 2002 sur les cendres du projet expérimental drone tremolo Windomn Chikkaarah, One Unique Signal ont sculpté leur son unique à base de space-kraut post-drone noise-core. Sur scène le groupe mélange l’ancien et le neuf pour créer un voyage hypnotique entre psychédélisme, noise et rock stoner.
Leur second album Aether est sorti chez Genepool en 2013.

if you like : The Telescopes, A Place To bury Strangers, Neu!
► Ecouter : www.oneuniquesignal.com/
► Voir : www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM2LqPXW6xo
► Liker : www.facebook.com/oneuniquesignal

→ ANCIENT RIVER
(noir psychedelism / USA)

Sorte de Space Opera entre ambiant shoegaze et rock indé, Ancient River c’est une sorte de BRMC plongé dans la brume d’un été du milieu des années 70. Le duo guitare/batterie américain mélange les guitares saturées et les voix noyées dans la reverb’, le tout soutenu par une rythmique brutale et imperturbable.  

if you like : Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Angels
► Ecouter : http://ancientrivertheband.com/
► Voir : www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY5GxzoD6NU
► Liker :  www.facebook.com/ancientriverband

→ BLURRY MOUTAIN
(psychedelic fuzz / Paris)

Blurry Mountain est partisan d’un rock’n’roll brut et radical. Alternant murs de distorsion foudroyants et passages chantés beaucoup plus calmes, le groupe puise ses influences principales dans les atmosphères vaporeuses de groupes tels que Dead Meadow, Blue Angel Lounge ou encore Sonic Youth. Les guitares hurlent, les batteries sont lourdes, les ondes de basses caverneuses et les chants possédés. Assister à un concert de Blurry Mountain, c’est ressentir l’excitation de se prendre un 35 tonnes lancé à pleine vitesse dans la gueule.

if you like : Black Angels, Sonic Youth, Dead Meadow
► Ecouter : http://blurrymountain.bandcamp.com/ 
► Voir : www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za27bQQ6LDU 
► Liker :  www.facebook.com/blurrymountain

Events

[Event] 25 July 2015 // Ancient River + Sun Dog + Holy Glories // Albuquerque, New Mexico

Photo by Miss Shela Photography

Photo by Miss Shela Photography

Sun Dog -  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sun Dog is a psychedelic rock project hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Having just finished their debut full length LP "Just A Dream" recorded at Push Drive Studios, and with an impressive lineup of shows now behind them, Sun Dog is not slowing down. They have already recorded new material for a special 12" Split with local friends, YOU, and come October, Sun Dog and YOU will embark on a national tour to promote the Split.

Sun Dog's 18 months together and efforts in and around New Mexico have paid off greatly, earning support slots for the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Cosmonauts, Moving Units, The Myrrors, Corners, Tele Novella, Burning Palms, Terror Pigeon, The Sloths, No Parents, Genders, WEED, St. Ranger, and Brenda Carsey and the AWE... 

Listen to their debut LP "Just A Dream" here:
sundogtheband.bandcamp.com
Like Us on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/sun.dog.officialbandpage

Listen to the new Singles off the Upcoming Split here:
https://soundcloud.com/juniper-lab


Holy Glories - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque's lost souls that were once presumed faded
holyglories.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/holyglories

Events

[Event] 23 July 2015 // Ancient River + The Myrrors + Sunn Trio, Pheonix , Arizona.

The Valley Bar // $10 // 8pm

The Myrrors - Tucson, AZ
https://themyrrors.bandcamp.com/
The Myrrors formed back when they were still in high school.They didn't have any musical experiences and decided to have a band and an amazing thing happened. The band self released an album and posted songs on Youtube, were they have almost half a million hits!! Certainly, there’s something mysterious about the band’s first album, “Burning Circles in the Sky,” given that it was recorded “sometime in 2008” (as stated by The Myrrors themselves), but only saw release late in 2013. And there’s something mysterious about the constant hum of activity that has defined the band in the months since “Burning Circles” was released – a hum that includes adding two more releases to their fast-growing catalog, along with an invitation to appear at “Levitation,” the 2015 incarnation of Austin Psych Fest.

Sunn Trio - A local avant-garde jazz influenced group.
https://soundcloud.com/sunn-trio

Events

[Event] 19 July 2015 // Ancient River + Amerikan Bear + Clean Room + Ocelot, San Diego, California

Ancient River
"...like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness."

Operation Mindblown & Summer Moon and Co. Present...

Amerikan Bear // San Diego, California
https://theamerikanbear.bandcamp.com
Amerikan Bear played 2015 AUSTIN PSYCH FEST. This band falls into the category of California rock & roll with a 60's tone. A true pearl pulled from the depths of a psychedelic time warp. Powered by a mixture of psychedelic surf, garage and R&B. Fueled and fronted by a wild man's haunted soul!


Clean Room // San Diego, California
http://www.cleanroom.bandcamp.com/
HEAVY METAL PSYCH SPEW SKATE ROCK IN SAN DIEGO,CA.. get it!


Ocelot // San Diego, California
https://www.facebook.com/ocelotmusicsd
Ocelot has established a psychedelic blues rock sound, oscillating (oceloting) between heavy riffs, long instrumental breaks, and deep, melancholic vocals. Prominent influencesinclude Jefferson Airplane, Led Zeppelin, The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, and Tame Impala.


Events

[Event] 10 July 2015 Ancient river+ IS/IS + The Vernon Pantons + Kingdom Of The Holy Sun, Portland Oregon.

THE KEEPERS OF THE DAWN
Ancient River - London, UK & Austin, TX

[EVENT] 10 JULY 2015 // SUMMER MOON & CO. AND PORTLAND PSYCH FEST PRESENT ANCIENT RIVER + IS/IS + THE VERNON PANTONS + KINGDOM OF THE HOLY SUN // DANTE'S // PORTLAND, OREGON


“Hearing Ancient River‘s lush, expansive sound, it’s hard to imagine that it’s just two guys. Starting out as the bedroom brainchild of lead singer James Barreto, the Gainesville duo are getting ready to release their newest album Keeper of the Dawn. Taking cues from contemporaries like Temples and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, new single “This Is The Time” finds the duo in a magical haze. Washed-out drums and fuzz pedals do the trick, but the ringing reverb on Barreto’s rhythm guitar really gives the song shape.”
SPIN Magazine 
“...Ancient River serves a delightful mind fuck with This Is The Time! Like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness, this reverb obsessed duo enslaves with its captivating songwriting all the mystical and hazy psychedelics in a startling kaleidoscopic frame!"
SOUND INJECTION

IS/IS (now called Candice) - Portland, OR
www.facebook.com/candaceisaband

'At times Is/Is can sound like a lost gem from the Creation hey-day, infusing their music with a sense of mystery and brooding atmosphere. Psychedelic and shoegaze influences emerge throughout the catalogue: the atmospheric tones of early Verve, a droning pulse reminiscent of Loop. Some songs bounce gleefully forward with a pop sensibility, while some keep a cool distance and move with a language distinctly their own. This is Is/Is’ strength: not simply a sum of their influences, but to put that ineffable “wizard-rock” quality on their music.'
Photo by Crimson & Clover Media

Photo by Crimson & Clover Media

The Verner Pantons - Portland, OR
https://thevernerpantons.bandcamp.com/
Rock and Roll from Portland, OR. Inspired by Scandinavian furniture, 60s pop art and op art and underground music.

Kingdom of the Holy Sun - Seattle, WA
https://kingdomoftheholysun.bandcamp.com/
Kingdom of the Holy Sun's Guido Anselmi takes you on a trip with Seattle-based Psychedelic Melodic Madness.

Events

[Event] 9 July 2015 // Ancient River + Powwers + Weeed + Sun Thieves // Sunset Bar, Seattle, Washington

Photo by Miss Shela Photography

Photo by Miss Shela Photography

Ancient River - London, UK / Austin, TX
"...like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness.

POWWERS - Seattle, WA
http://powwers.bandcamp.com/ 
POWWERS is a trio of wing nuts. We shotgun beers and make you feel things. Listen or get off the boat.

Weeed - Seattle, WA
https://weeed.bandcamp.com
Weeed is a core of three good buds honing sonic, terrestrial, and spiritual heaviness.


Sun Thieves - Seattle, WA
https://thesunthieves.bandcamp.com/
Garage punks who found fuzz pedals and never looked back...From the forests of WA

One killer night of music! $8

[Event] 3 July 2015 // Ancient River + Sun Blood Stories + Darling Rollercoaster, Boise, Idaho.

[Event] 3 July 2015
Summer Moon & Co. Present
Ancient River + Sun Blood Stories + Darling Rollercoaster
Crazy Horse, Boise, Idaho

Summer Moon is bring you a night of reverb soaked psychedelia from Ancient River, Sun Blood Stories & Darling Rollercoaster!


Sun Blood Stories - Boise, ID
https://sunbloodstories.bandcamp.com/
Slow motion, day dream, drone memories, coming in a flash right before you wake up.


Darling Rollercoaster - Boise, ID
http://darlingrollercoaster.bandcamp.com/
Darling Rollercoaster regularly explores a varied palette of sonic explorations, ranging from acoustic folk, to loud, noisy psychadelic drone. Every show is as different as the styles of music represented by the band. This unpredictable nature reflects a desire for fresh explorations with every performance, treating the material not as frozen capsules for individual sale, but living entities that take on a new form every time they are embodied. Darling Rollercoaster is currently recording their debut album.

Darling Rollercoaster is a band out of Boise, Idaho. Consisting of members of A Seasonal Disguise, Jumping Sharks, King Brat, and Discoma,

Events

[Event] 2 July 2015 // Ancient River + Red Telephone + Lemon Le Mule + Golden Plates, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Free Show!

[Event] 2 July 2015
Psych Lake City And Summer Moon & Co. Present
Ancient River + Red Telephone + Lemon Le Mule + Golden Plates
Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, Utah


ANCIENT RIVER // AUSTIN + LONDON
"...like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness."


RED TELEPHONE

RED TELEPHONE

RED TELEPHONE // SALT LAKE CITY

Having played together for five years, the band is preparing to release their first full-length album by the end of June, on Psych Lake City Records, tentatively titled Electric Life Light Show. PLC, a local psych band collective, has done a lot to support the band, adding them to bills with Spell Talk, Dark Seas and Max Payne & the Groovies. They find the resurgence of psychedelic music not antiquated at all, but a natural progression: "With all the technology out there, it's more accessible to do the coolest things ever live," Naffziger says, "it's a rebirth (of an old genre) for a new generation."


LEMON LE MULE Photo: Glade Hatch

LEMON LE MULE Photo: Glade Hatch

LEMON LE MULE // SALT LAKE CITY

Lemon & Le Mule, on the other hand, were very comfortable onstage and grooved right along with their tunes. Initially, I was really impressed with their psychedelic presence. They started off with a smooth surf-rock sound that transitioned into psych-rock riffs strong enough to remind me of The Brian Jonestown Massacre. I was thinking that they might give Max Pain and the Groovies a run for their money, but I still think the Groovies are my favorite local psych band. Lemon & Le Mule began singing full verses a few songs into their set, and the vocalist sounded a lot like Brooks Nielsen, lead vocalist for The Growlers. Nielsen has a very distinct, gruff voice that sounds like a rugged, young sailor singing the blues. That’s definitely not a bad voice for Lemon & Le Mule to emulate, but after a while, it sounded more forced than natural. Aside from the vocals, Lemon & Le Mule was a really positive and comfortable band to rock with.


GOLDEN PLATES // SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
We're a band that plays music that will one day in the future be found by a drunk man who will turn our music into a religion.

Events

[Event/Tour] 23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015 Ancient River + Worthless

May 23 Mahalls // Cleveland, OH
May 23 Cattivo // Pittsburgh, PA
May 26 The Sidebar Tavern // Baltimore, MD
27 May Kung Fu Necktic // Philadelphia, PA
29 May Kings County Saloon // Brooklyn, NY
30 May The Lilypad // Boston, MA


On tour with Ancient River for East Coast dates is Worthless from Brooklyn. Both bands showcasing a new album. All My Friends Are Stone is the 4th release from Worthless. The band is headed up by visual artist Curtis from Drippy Eye Projections, who also moonlights for the Joshua Light Show. 

"... I can almost compare it to Syd Barrett fronting the Velvet Underground covering the most epic Grateful Dead songs! Pair this album with some psychedelic footage and some of the finest dank (that's weed for you squares that don't know) and get ready for blast off!"  It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

Events

[Event] 15 May 2015 // Verma + Ancient River + Dead Feathers + The Red Plastic Buddha, Chicago, Illinois.

[Event] 15 May 2015
Summer Moon Presents
Verma + Ancient River + Dead Feathers + The Red Plastic Buddha
The Burlington, Chicago Illinois, $7


ANCIENT RIVER (AUSTIN, TX)
www.ancientrivertheband.com
https://ancientriver.bandcamp.com/

 

“...Ancient River serves a delightful mind fuck with This Is The Time! Like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness, this reverb obsessed duo enslaves with its captivating songwriting all the mystical and hazy psychedelics in a startling kaleidoscopic frame!" SOUND INJECTION

VERMA (CHICAGO, IL) 
https://verma.bandcamp.com/
Bent equally on bristling psychedelic squall and driving motorik, Verma emerged in the wake of an experimental improvisational collective. Blending a wide range of influences from proto-metal, minimalism, electronic, space rock and drone, the group constructs and explores cinematic sonic landscapes. Verma is amoebic in nature, coexisting with the mechanical. The driving rhythm section creates a solid architecture for swirling guitars and haunting vocal melodies, all beneath a haze of sweeping synthesizers. This repetitive dervish of sound rises from dark roots to a meditative plane, at once the atmosphere of metamorphosis and cerebral introspection. 


DEAD FEATHERS (CHICAGO, IL) TX)
https://deadfeathersmusic.bandcamp.com/
Ascend yourself into the blanketing incense smoke and celestial grooves that is Dead Feathers. Like the Night sky, this band is noting below a breath of fresh air. With melodic female Vocals and the Fuzz driven riffs you might as well be seeing the fortune teller herself when you see this band live. This band takes hold of you and does not let you go. Dead Feathers has shared the stage with countless Chicago bands and touring bands from all over North America alike. A group heavily influenced by rock bands of the 60's and 70's and the underground Psychedelic bands of today, They are currently in the process of recording their first full length albbum and playing in venues across Chicago.


THE RED PLASTIC BUDDHA (CHICAGO, IL) 
https://redplasticbuddha.bandcamp.com/
Formed in late 2005, Chicago's Red Plastic Buddha developed a sound that blends the best elements of late 60s British psychedelia with modern dynamics, alternating between swirling sonic landscapes and catchy, melody driven pop. 

The Red Plastic Buddha draw frequent comparisons to Barrett-era Pink Floyd, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, as well as neo-psychedelic masters Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols and The Warlocks. Live, the RPB enhance their recorded sound with a post-punk energy and their infrequent live shows have become eagerly anticipated events.

Events

[Event] 5 May 2015 // The Myrrors + Ancient River + Monta At Odds, Kansas City, Missouri.

Photo by Antonio Curcetti

Photo by Antonio Curcetti

[Event] 5 May 2015
Summer Moon & Co. & KC Psych Fest Present
The Myrrors + Ancient River + Monta At Odds
Record Bar, Kansas City, Missouri


The Myrrors - Tucson, AZ
https://themyrrors.bandcamp.com
The Myrrors formed back when they were still in high school. They didn't have any musical experiences and decided to have a band and an amazing thing happened. The band self released an album and posted songs on Youtube, were they have almost half a million hits!! Certainly, there’s something mysterious about the band’s first album, “Burning Circles in the Sky,” given that it was recorded “sometime in 2008” (as stated by The Myrrors themselves), but only saw release late in 2013. And there’s something mysterious about the constant hum of activity that has defined the band in the months since “Burning Circles” was released – a hum that includes adding two more releases to their fast-growing catalog, along with an invitation to appear at “Levitation,” the 2015 incarnation of Austin Psych Fest.
 


Ancient River - London, UK / Austin, TX
Veterans of the psych scene, Ancient River's wall-of-sound barrage has been honed by extensive touring across the states and beyond--including appearances at Austin Psych Fest (2013-2014)Los Angeles' Psycho De Mayo (2014), and the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (2012)Ancient River now based out of London, UK and Austin, Texas, have just released their 6th album, Keeper Of The Dawn which has been quoted... 

"...like a bit heavier and dirtier personality of Tame Impala’s eerie fuzziness."
 



Monta At Odds - Kansas City, MO
Performs Mysterious Clouds