FIVE GO MAD IN CORNWALL
Psych-punk veterans THE BRAINIAC 5 re-emerge from lockdown with an early years compilation featuring three new tracks.
Originally formed in Cornwall in the mid-70s, the band were contemporaries of the likes of Here & Now and Inner City Unit, moving to London to join in with the New Wave and the first rumblings of the psychedelic revival alongside The Soft Boys and The Barracudas.
Splitting in 1980 just prior to the release of their debut album World Inside, the reconvened in 2012 to actively and consistently release new material.
Another Time Another Dimension features several rare studio and live recordings from their original 1976-80 configuration, alongside new and previously unreleased material from the past few years.
The album is in part a tribute the band’s longtime friend, producer and engineer, Martin Griffin, best known as a member of Hawkwind during the late 70s and early 80s, who sadly passed away at the beginning of 2020.
“Martin and I were members of free festival favourites the Half Human Band in the early ‘70s,” says singer/guitarist Charlie Taylor. “We both moved to Cornwall at around the same time: Martin set up his recording studio in the village of Roche and I joined the Brainiacs in Penzance. Martin gave the Brainiacs free studio time which facilitated the recording of the Mushy Doubt EP, the ‘Working’ 7” and the World Inside LP. He drummed with the Brainiacs when our drummer was incapacitated and mixed the sound at many of our gigs in the West Country and London. He was the fifth member of the band, supporting us every step of the way.”
Released through Reckless Records on Friday 7 May, Another Time Another Dimension is available from Reckless Records shops in London and Chicago and through Bandcamp.