LISTENING and watching the Trembling Bells is like entering a 60s-time warp when all self-respecting hippies grew their hair and wore kaftans and flared trousers.

Close your eyes and you can hear echoes of Grace Slick and Joplin backed by some West Coast heavyweights who never tire of touring. Open your eyes and you will think you have gone back in time as the band are dressed for and look the part.

The flavour of the music too has a tinge of nostalgia and harks back to the era of love and peace and rock and roll. Ok, man, enough. The band have clearly struck a chord and the venue at the Brunswick was heaving for Thursday’s concert. Not bad for a foray from Scotland to the south coast. Even so the band is far from one dimensional. Styles veered from folk to punk rock and rock.

Vocalist and keyboard player, Lavinia Blackwall leads from the front occasionally handing over the mike to drummer, Alex Neilson who is also a fine singer. The band was formed in Glasgow in 2006 and have already released 6 albums and a handful of singles and draw inspiration from folk rock revivalists the Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention in their writing and presentation. They have built up a loyal group of followers.

The set included favourites My Father was a Falling Star and Christ’s Entry to Govan and finished with Dancing on the Breath of God and Tween the Womb and the Tomb. A blast from the past for the millennium.