Title: You & I
Release date: 23.10.15
Cat No: SOUND 013D
Blurring the lines of 60’s Americana garage rock and flirting with modern-day psychedelia such as Pond and Temples, Psyence is an intense chemical reaction of face-melting riffs, dynamic vocals and groove-based rhythms that have been locked away up north to slowly mature away before they break out this year. The 4-piece from Stoke-On-Trent are a band that continue to step into new frontiers.
Following on from their acclaimed singles ‘Chemicals For Breakfast’ and ‘Phoenix’, Psyence will now release another heavyweight single ‘You & I’, mixed by James Aparicio (Grinderman, These New Puritans, Spiritualized, Liars). While it’s more assured, more confident, and more tightly wound than their previous output, it’sanother dynamic piece to the armoury that bears the unmistakable sound of Psyence.
Already lauded by the likes of NME, Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, The Quietus, Artrocker and The Guardian, as well as being hailed “the best live band” he’d seen in 10 years by The Charlatan’s Martin Blunt following their Liverpool Festival of Psychadelia performance, Psyence are rapidly becoming much much more than just a new ‘one to watch’.
“A frantic game of snakes and ladders through the kaleidoscopic soundscape” NME
“All soaring riffs and sweeping vocals… an intense listen, one that focuses the flamboyance of Psyence into some serious elixir for the third eye” Clash Magazine
“The melodic sensibilities of Tame Impala with the rhythmic thud of ‘Exterminator’-era Primal Scream, classic Can and the bludgeoning blues riffs of The Dead Weather” The Quietus
“Face melting rock that sounds like Wooden Shjips drowning in a thick, molten vat of acidic organs and churning riffs” Q Magazine