Tessa Najjar

The Riff-Filled Land

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Tess with Stu Mackenzie from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, holding the poster that she drew for them at Freak Valley Festival in 2017

What’s the best psych / stoner / doom festival you’ve been to?

I can’t decide between Heavy Days in Doomtown in Denmark and Freak Valley Festival in Germany.

Different vibes / atmospheres, different venues / surroundings, different crowd, slightly different music… But both just as awesome as each other and made me feel at home, like a huge family!

What’s the most psychedelic experience you’ve ever had?

The most psychedelic experience I’ve ever had involved dealing with cops while I was completely high on shrooms. They looked like super psychedelic Texas cowboys from a Tarantino movie.

Who was the first psych / stoner / doom band you saw live?

I think it was Cathedral at Wacken Open Air in 2009, we were like 40 fuckers in front of the main stage watching the show, but damn it was good!


Other Projects:

  • Bassist in Slugpie (France)
  • Octagenda – French Doom / Stoner / Sludge / Psych Community