★ HOLY WAVE (The Reverberation Appreciation Society)
"Texan five-piece Holy Wave have been regulars on the Austin psyche circuit for a few years now. Currently signed to The Reverberation Appreciation Society label which just happens to be run by the same people responsible for Austin Psych Fest, they've just released an excellent compilation entitled Evil Hits, which marries together last year's The Evil Has Landed EP with five selections from 2011's debut Knife Hits. This is 'Golden Truth'." - Drowned in Sound
★ HELL SHOVEL
Hell shovel, bring their pagan acid rock flavour to dust into the audience and help keep the Halloween enthusiasm kicking. Most of their songs included smooth vocals and raunchy guitars followed that, which made it safe to say that these guys have nailed a sound that is completely early Rolling Stones mixed with Black Sabbath. All four members sported long hair and pattern clothes, overall the entire scene seemed right out of London, England in the early ‘70s.