Until recently, western Fife had a bit of a reputation as the last outpost for lad-rock acts trying to preserve the legacy of Oasis’s third and fourth albums. Fortunately, a quiet revolution appears to be taking place in the Kingdom, spearheaded by Dunfermline’s excellent Outwith Festival (outwithfestival.co.uk) and the likes of local heroes Domiciles, who self-identify as psychedelic.
Their album This Is Not A Zen Garden (LNFG) was self-produced in a Highland cottage and in a previous era would have sat comfortably alongside Creation Records’ early shoegaze signings. However, Domiciles also bring a darker, edgier dimension to the genre, occasionally adding a tinge of Krautrock and even Velvet Underground.
A documentary of their Highland adventure is due out soon and a tour is being lined up for November. In the meantime, we recommend getting along to Outwith on 7 September to see them on their home turf along with a host of other great acts.
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