Some proper indie psych-pop rockness (ahem!) after the soulful digression – it’s Californian Mikal Cronin accompanied by an artist I’ve been trying to see live for months, and finally am in November, Ty Segall, on drums:

Mikal Cronin – Apathy

Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin (2011)

This is probably one of the heavier tracks from the self-titled album was released on Trouble In Mind Records in September 2011 I can only really describe as insanely psychedelic surf-rock.

Heavy percussion, distorted guitars and vocals that are sometimes laid-back, sometimes just a haze of noise – it’s definitely an album you want to have turned up loud.

If I were planning the epic road trip down the Pacific Highway, from L.A to San Francisco in a top-down convertible, I’d have this soundtrack at least part of my journey.

It would be absolutely fantastic if Mikal Cronin rocked up to perform alongside Ty Segall at the Garage gig in November, but as that’s not guaranteed – keep an eye on his dates on songkick. Nothing right now, but I know I for one am tracking him.