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Felix and the Sunsets will be familiar to yous from last month’s single ‘This Will Change’, an introspective voyage through the #BLM protests in Scotland last year. You can listen to that here. It’s pretty to the point, and certainly preaches a hopeful message, one in which musicians can still reflect the spirit of the times.
Mushroom fact #1: Mushrooms are more closely related to humans than to plants.
Frankly, I really appreciate an LP that can go from paying homage to one of the defining social movements of the current age to a song about mistakenly drinking a cup a magic mushroom-infused tea. It is a rare ability to offset the relevance of global affairs with the opening of the doors of perception via a psilocybe brew.
Mushroom fact #2: In the Middle Ages, people thought mushrooms grew at night on the soil where witches had had a sabbath.
I heard this song and thought about ‘Fairies Wear Boots’ by Black Sabbath. The bit where the riff kicks in, you know? They were a band that could lyrically juxtapose their songs too. I think ‘Fairies Wear Boots’ was about combatting Neo-Nazis. It’s like an ANTIFA anthem ahead of its time.
Mushroom fact #3: According to a research conducted in Norwich, Italians, Austrians and Swiss are the people who eat more mushrooms in Europe.
Man, there must be fuck all to do in Norwich eh? Meanwhile, back in Leith, Felix and the Sunsets have released a debut EP. This post is about ‘The Mushroom Song’. It is a good, old-fashioned, rock & roll tune. Back in the day, bands used to play guitars and stuff and people really liked it. Then all Human League and that came about and fucked it up for everyone. Now the guitars are back. If you like guitars, I think you will like this song.
Mushroom fact #4: According to an ancient Greek myth, Perseus on his way back from a journey, to drink the water from a river he used hat of a mushroom. For that reason he founded a colony in that same spot and called it Mycene, which is the Greek word for “mushroom”.
The Greek for ‘Felix and the Sunsets’ is Felix και τα ηλιοβασιλέματα. The song is about the unforeseen act of drinking psychedelic tea. This is something that maybe happens in Scotland from time to time.
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