Stanley Belton’s Black Market Karma are at it again, with Animal Jive, their third album in just about 9 months. The South London collective’s 8th album, as all previous ones is distributed online for FREE by Flower Power Records and still finds them swirling through reverberated distortions à la BJM, mixing 90s Neo Psychedelia with bona fide late 60’s psych.
When Stan and I met a few years ago to shoot a Jammed Tapes session, I went to visit him near his home in Crayford where his Cocoon Studio is based. We took a stroll together with guitarist Lou and ended up in a Cemetery nearby where he played me a then unreleased song he had written in his late teens on his beautiful Vox Ultrasonic. That song was Runaway, the tale of a girl that can’t see the forest for the trees in her life and ends up confused and hollow and is included in the new album.
Check out the official video for Runaway shot in Paris at the Jardin des Plantes below, and find the Jammed Tapes session shot in Crayford underneath it.