Combining the kind of ear-mangling riffs of Tame Impala and The Black Angels with effects-heavy swirling backing and mesmerising vocals, Psyence effortlessly hark back to the '60s psychedelic rock wellspring and to an entirely original adolescent search for something beyond the tame 'sponsored-alternative' current music scene.
Tracks like 'Zebra' and 'I Often Ponder' showcase a band already confident far beyond their short lifespan in creating fully realised psychedelic anthems. Added to this, a powerful and transcendent live show burns their collection of songs firmly into the brain whilst handily frying it at the same time.
Pye/Walsh/Comley/Bellingham/Nixon represent a departure from the dreary English guitar bands of the last few years and, equally, a thrilling reminder of the power of music to free your mind.
Psyence tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2007.
Official website facebook.com/psyenceuk