The Left Outsides are Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton, a duo that hail from Walthastow, London. They’ve been delivering their own brand of English psychedelic folk music for many years now, both were members of The Eighteenth Day of May (previous Song of the Day). I met them both last year when they performed at Woolf music festival.
The Left Outsides seamlessly mix their love of the whimsical, English psychedelia of Syd Barrett, with the icy and ethereal european folk of Nico, the drones of Ben Chasney’s Six Organs of Admittance and the introspection of Elliot Smith, all done in a subtle, understated way. Their music evokes that nether-world between wakefulness and sleep.
Our Song of the Day is Gower Wassail features on a new EP released via Bandcamp, also on the EP is Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime which was recorded live at Woolf.
Find out more about them here: www.theleftoutsides.com