oh yeah, time for some stellar psych vibes, get ready to rock out and close your eyes to some serious psych jams from Psychic Lemon. These guys are killing it and I’m guessing they are going to be a band that will make a mark and get pretty big once they get to a few psych festivals and the word gets out on how good they are.
Meet – Psychic Lemon
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band?
A couple of us were in a rock band together, playing a mix of covers and original material. When another band member pushed to become a covers band, we decided to find another outlet for our creativity. We hooked up with the guy who produced the band’s last single, who was also in a band, because we felt he was on the same wavelength. We advertised for a drummer, and the guy we got passed the audition by carrying his drumkit a quarter of a mile on foot. Even though we have a sense of where want our music to go, the excitement of jamming out a new idea together always takes us to unexpected places.
who would you list as your musical influence?
We all have different influences, which is great. Between us, we’ve narrowed it down to: The Velvet Underground, The Heads, James Brown, Can, Asian Dub Foundation, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Battles.
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
Being approached by a record label about getting our album out on vinyl — nothing’s set in stone, but we’re excited about the possibility.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
We just want to keep making music that we enjoy, and if we’re lucky, other people will like it too. It would be great to play our music all across the UK.
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Bombino — Nomad
African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s — Various Artists
Minami Deutsch — Minami Deutsch
Nikki Nack — Tuneyards
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
It’s where we find like-minded blogs, bands, record labels, everything, and that helps get our music out there. It’s been a great help for us.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
We read all the reviews that we get — if someone’s gone to the trouble of listening to our album and writing up their thoughts, that means a lot. People who write about unknown bands deserve a great deal of credit — they’re unsung heroes, choosing to walk down the path less trodden. Also, the reviewer is often someone who we’ve contacted directly because we think that they’d be into our psych / kraut / funk noise, so reading what they have written is the right thing to do.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
All the psych festivals across the UK — Liverpool, Manchester, Cosmosis, Lewes, Fuzz Club Festival.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Music brings people together like nothing else.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
Thank you for listening, and get in touch anytime!