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PSYCHLONA drop first video single “Let’s Go” taken from the forthcoming new album “Warped Vision”.

PSYCHLONA Band Members

Hold your breath a few seconds and then ‘Let’s Go’ as PSYCHLONA rev up the deep-fried guitars and take you on a psychedelic video trip in full technicolor with the ultra-catchy, heavy rocking first single from their forthcoming new full-length “Warped Vision”. The fourth album from the British desert rockers has been chalked up for release on September 27, 2024 via Magnetic Eye Records.

We have been playing around with the main riff for ‘Let’s Go’ for quite a while but it never seemed to hit the spot“, guitarist and singer Phil Hey writes on behalf of the band. “After applying a few chops and changes, which included a new punchy middle section, and adding just the right lyrics that are basically about having a good time with the boys, it now had the desired Psychlona vibe.

When it’s time to pick your poison, a blend of KYUSS and FU MANCHU is nearly always the base for a delicious result. Spice up the flavour with a particularly British note via a chilled infusion of HAWKWIND and a liberal sprinkling of PINK FLOYD over the lusciously creamy top, and you’ll find that PSYCHLONA has served up a concoction ready to explode spectacularly in your aural taste buds. 

Musical barkeeps with the necessary set of skills to create such a delicacy are not easy to come by, but PSYCHLONA are experts in their field. Their fourth album “Warped Vision” is an exemplary exercise of practised veterans creating a masterpiece. The album’s foundations are laid down by riff-focused heaviness and breakouts combined with a multitude of chilled vibes. What makes “Warped Vision” stick out from a host of similar recordings is the precision with which each hook hits home and sticks, a dynamic balance of rough edges and catchy melodies. 

The city of Bradford in West Yorkshire is neither particularly arid nor situated in a warm climate. But although hailing from the former industrial heartlands of rainy Northern England, PSYCHLONA have developed a particularly British brand of desert rock. Some hot summer days of 2016 inspired some local musicians to fry up some sonic ideas from sunny California of decades past and to blend in the raw energy of UK punk, a dash of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and spoonfuls of classic English 60s and 70s psychedelia. When this experiment far exceeded their own expectations, PSYCHLONA were born.

In November 2018, when English towns turn bleak and cold, their sun-drenched debut album “Mojo Rising” made ears prick up and set them firmly on the path for the prolific following years.

The hardworking Englishmen released their sophomore full-length “Venus Skytrip” in August 2020, an album received with rave reviews across the heavy rock underground and which landed PSYCHLONA their first number one on the Doom Charts. It also reserved them spots high up on several important end-of-year lists.

Gathering momentum, the British stoner rockers unveiled third album “Palo Verde” two years later in August 2022 and immediately scored a second 10/10 review in Powerplay Magazine UK.

During these years, PSYCHLONA also established themselves as an impressive live act. Relentless touring and performing at prestigious festivals that included Desertfest (UK & DE), Freak Valley (DE), SonicBlast (PT), Alcatraz Music (BE), Sonic Whip (NL), and at Psycho Las Vegas (US) pushed the Brits higher up the billings. An incident in Las Vegas when they were the only band asked by the casino manager to please turn down the volume only fueled their upward trajectory. 

Now, PSYCHLONA are ready to take the next big step. Welcoming two new members aboard the band has added a new dynamic both in writing and recording. The gentle alterations brought about by their fresh input has turned “Warped Vision” into what is clearly the most complete and thrilling album of the psychedelic desert rockers so far. With “Warped Vision”, PSYCHLONA have hit the jackpot, and they are generously offering up rounds for everyone. Cheers!

PSYCHLONA Album Cover
PSYCHLONA Album Cover

Tracklist:

  1. Jasmine
  2. Let’s Go
  3. Smoke
  4. Cut Loose
  5. Topanga
  6. Kaleidoscope
  7. Split
  8. Magic Carpet

Line-up:
Phil Hey – guitar, vocals
Martin Wiseman – lead guitar, backing vocals
Ian ‘Izak’ Buxton – bass guitar
Scott Frankling – drums

Recording & mix by Andy Hawkins at The Nave Studios, Leeds (UK)
Mastering by James Grover at Home Studio, London (UK)

Artwork by Kyrre Bjurling
Layout by Scott Frankling

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www.facebook.com/psychlona  
www.instagram.com/psychlona  

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