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Alt-rockers Psyence release new single ‘Domino’
“Crunching alt-rock with a taste of grunge” – Clash
The first new music since March 2021’s Reality or Design EP, ‘Domino’ is another scintillating offering from the Stoke-on-Trent group. Elements of Tame Impala, Kasabian and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets abound – a psych-drenched, grunge-inflected track of the highest order.
Psyence began as a collaboration between schoolfriends, all from the working-class background of the Potteries. The band released their debut EP in 2017, and their debut album in 2019 . ‘Cold Blooded Killer’ from their debut album featured in the hit US TV show SEAL Team in 2020. Two new singles were released in 2020, ‘Tusk’, and ‘Retrospect’, which formed part of 2021’s EP release.
Unable to tour for most of 2021 Psyence turned their attention to the studio, refining and expanding their sound. They made their live return at the Shiine Festival in November 2021 and have previously toured with Warmduscher, The Blinders, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, and Saint Agnes.
Of the new single, the band comment:
“This song is about your patience being tested, like once you’ve been pushed past that certain point there’s just no coming back. Call it a warning shot if you will, don’t f*ck with me.”
Psyence are Steve Pye (guitar and lead vocals), Jay Bellingham (bass), Joe Walsh (drums), Ben Nixon (Keys) and Jamie Cartlidge (guitar and vocals). The ‘Domino’ single release is being celebrated with Psyence‘s first hometown headline show in two years, on Friday 25th February at Stoke’s The Underground.
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