Photo credit: Sophia Duff
if you like The Stones, pay attention and tune in right now. This track from Psycho Comedy “One” is a rocking good time. Big sound fills the air with hints of some classic rock meets new psych in a very cool collision. The beat is catchy and has hit single written all over it , so my friends, crank this up and have a blast… and make sure you read The Meet the Band and follow the links to learn a little more about this super cool new band- Psycho Candy
Meet – Psycho Comedy
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
I (Shaun) had the concept of Psycho Comedy for a while and felt that was the best creative and progressive release for me to go in. Most of us had played in other bands together before, we are quite a close circle. Jack Williams(drummer) and Lydia (rhythm guitar) are a couple but I played with jack in previous bands. Jack Thompson has always been bezzies with Jack W so… Then Connor Duff on bass is the final piece.
who would you list as your musical influence?.
For Psycho Comedy it would be Iggy Pop, a lot of those New York vibes really, Television, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Pink Floyd, Beck, Black Sabbath and No 1 The Rolling Stones, always
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
A few to mention in a short space really, signing to Playing With Sound and being managed by Deltasonic which is quite a statement and of course working with Gil Norton which was very exciting news when we heard and such a compelling experience.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?
For people to hear the full conceptual idea of Psycho Comedy as an album and tour it. Who knows?
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
There are quite a few really good bands out there now we listen to all sorts but these are great from start to finish
The Garden – Life and times of a paperclip
Meatraffle- Hi Fi Classics
Fat White Family- Champagne Holocaust
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
I suppose you have to use social media in 2016, its not hard to use, but yeah it can be a bit boring.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
If they are good and not lazy then we will listen.
If you could tour anywhere in the world, where would you want to go.
America would be great, playing New York, that’s where most of our influence stems from.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Music is everything to us so either.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
> Welcome to Psycho Comedy
from their press…
Liverpool psychedelic quintet Psycho Comedy have announced the release of their debut single One. Following in the footsteps of the likes of The Vryll Society, Her’s and Trudy, the five-piece are the latest act to emerge from Merseyside’s burgeoning music scene with debut release One conveying a heavily anarchist feel.
With influences ranging from Pink Floyd to The Stooges, Psycho Comedy’s sound combines elements of experimental and dreamy progressive punk, and whilst fairly minimal in hooks, the band remain firm in their message with unapologetic and dark urban, social and humorous lyrics.
Produced by Gil Norton, (Pixies, Foo Fighters), Psycho Comedy’s One is released on 3rd June via Playing With Sound and will be available to purchase on iTunes and Spotify.