PSYENCE have announced their return this October with an infectious new single ‘You & I’ and a series of live dates this October.
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 ‘Zebra’, 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’s another 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’.
‘You & I’ will be released on October 23rd 2015 through Salvation Records. Psyence will hit the road on a series of UK tour dates throughout October.
Upcoming live dates:
29 Oct – LEICESTER – Soundhouse
30 Oct – NOTTINGHAM – Jam Café
06 Nov – MINEHEAD – Shiiine On Weekender
27 Nov – MANCHESTER – Retro Bar
28 Nov – SUNDERLAND – The Corner Flag
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