The Higher Craft was formed in the autumn of 2007 with a classic 60’s west coast vibe from guitarist Craig Twining from the 80's psych cult act "Magic Mushroom Band"
& vocalist Christina Poupoutsi.
[Note:] The other band members on board
(Wishing to remain anonymous) jumped ship soon after the album was recorded in the winter of 2008, leaving the vessel abandoned with only two of her crew left.
Not willing to disembark Christina & Craig decided not to sink the ship but to instead set sail.
The Higher Crafts debut album
was released on the 21st of June summer solstice 2008.
Magic box was well received with highly acclaimed reviews in the psychedelic circles, and gaining honour as one of the best albums of 2008 by on-line webzine
‘'Trip in this House'.
In early 2009 the duo recruited new crew members
J.D.Tait, song smith for
The Meads of Asphodel, and bassist Charlie Noakes.
With the new line up the band set upon recording the ‘Legends of Time’ ep its purpose to bridge an arch into the revolutionized musical direction the craft was now creating.
The ep consisted of the brand new track 'Legends of Time' and a musical concrete collage 'Ode to great granddad' as well as several live performances from the
In 2009 the newly assembled crew performed 5 live shows in London and despite having not found a suitable drummer; THC undeterred performed using the programmed drums from the e.p.
By the end of 2009 the band had embarked upon a radical new direction, now writing music that would progress rather than emulate to create a new era in psychedelic music.
The band now finds themselves in the final stages of recording a progressive psychedelic, rock concept album
‘Quest into the Steppingstone Age’.
A concept based upon a scripted multi-media musical stage play
written by Christina almost 2 decades ago.
2012 A NEW AGE OF THC