I've always seen psychedelia as an incredibly loose term. Whilst signifier-loaded records often find themselves at the centre of blogosphere hype via bedroom labels and Bandcamp compilations, the best psychedelic records always seem to come from those with an innate attitude, not an aesthetic reference point. From lo-fi R&B to heady noise rock, none of these records are birthed of Woodstock daydreams.

Following on from their hugely underrated 2014 debut, Loopholes, The Murlocs' latest effort is a distorted, effortless and utterly infectious blast of throwback rock and roll and bare bones R&B. Loopholes was an otherworldly garage record brimming with potential but perhaps hindered in its success by the band's limited studio time. 'Young Blindness' scraps the longing, tripped-out dynamics and struts into simpler, more direct territory. Although unlikely to sit all that well with Neu! T-shirt-clad ATP loyalists, it's a psych rock record that's less rooted in mind-expansion and more in simple, honest fun. Lyrically, it sees The Murlocs move outside of psychedelic nothingness and tackle first person narratives and engaging storytelling. Young Blindness is an apt title; it's ignorant to the world outside but too giddy to care. 2016's first great 'summer record'.

Heron Oblivion's debut album could so easily have been forgettable. Crafted by a bunch of creative whose name you already know and with little to prove, it didn't have to try particularly hard to sell copies. In many ways, it almost is forgettable, too. Often, as on 'Your Hollows', Heron Oblivion wait until the dying breaths of tracks until they release their fuzzed-out, maelstrom guitar storms.

Burger Records and Kim Gordon seems an odd match. Both are hugely influential in shaping modern underground music in America, but Gordon in such a way that her in-yr-face politics and deafening tumult were impossible for the US to ignore. Burger Records passively offered an aesthetic to aspire to, and served as proof that you can make great pop music in your room with a delay pedal and Danelectro rip-off. Their common ground is Alex Knost. Together as Glitterbust, Gordon and he churn out a murky brand of noise rock that offers space to think but not enough to get distracted. It's loud, omnipresent, primitive and more than just a celebration of one of the most pivotal figures in punk rock history making an outing.

Built on an expansive foundation of eerie drones, ambient frameworks and a complete lack of conformity to modern psychedelia's quiet-loud dynamics, Demian Castellanos (of The Oscillation fame) produces arguably his most engaging music to date on his first solo record. It's a record so self-contained that it never really makes too much of a mark, but the discordant insecurity of it all makes it all the more arresting.