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UK desert rockers Psychlona premiere the second single »Rainbird« taken from their forthcoming studio album »Palo Verde«

UK desert rockers Psychlona premiere the second single »Rainbird« taken from their brand new studio album, »Palo Verde«, which will be released on August 15th, 2022 via Psycho Las Vegas in-house label Psycho Waxx.

Says the band: “Our new song »Rainbird« from our forthcoming album »Palo Verde« is available to stream exclusively at the The Sleeping Shaman right now!

The album will be released on Psycho Waxx on 19th August. Pre-orders are available now and for our European friends, you can order at a newly-reduced rate as it will be shipping direct from yours truly, Bradford, Yorkshire:”

01. Gasoline
02. 1975
03. Rainbird
04. Meet Your Devil
05. Purple River
06. Jetplane
07. La Tolvanera
08. Warped

Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:

Bradford-based quartet to release new LP on the new in-house label from Psycho Las Vegas Festival… Psycho Waxx!!!

Formed in Bradford in the summer of 2016, Psychlona have fast become one of the UK’s most coveted heavy psych rock bands.

Stealing influence from punk; the Palm Desert scene and 60s/70s psychedelia, two chapters deep into their cosmic journey (following 2018’s »Mojo Rising« and 2020’s »Venus Skytrip«), their highly anticipated third is on the horizon and could well be their most electrifying yet.

Teaming up with Psycho Waxx, the in-house label of Psycho Las Vegas Festival – America’s leading and legendary weekend of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery; matchless curation and aural attitude – Psychlona have well and truly found their spiritual home.

Low-slung and leaning into that desert groove, »Palo Verde« is a time machine where guitars traverse the cosmos and reproduce the vibrations of rock’s most decadent decade. Steeped in subculture, sea change and profound sonic transformation, from the proto-metal of the late 60s, “Kiss-mania” and headlong into the heaviness of Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, Psychlona arrive with new single »Rainbird«!

Guitarist and vocalist Phil Hey about the new single, “The song originally came together from a bassline Martyn was playing. It sounded kinda trippy and dreamy, so when we eventually got around to working on it we added some simple chord progressions and ambient guitar noises from Dave, then we brought the defiant, heavier play-out at the end.”

Then adds, “Lyrically it’s about not taking loved ones or anything for granted as they might not be around for as long as you hope. It had a couple of working titles then last autumn I was sat in a taverna in Greece in the sun enjoying life and noticed unusual birds riding the thermals above, and the taverna was called Rainbird. It all seemed very fitting.”

Having appeared at festivals across the world the band is confirmed to play the next instalment of Psycho Las Vegas, Sonic Blast Festival in Portugal and a full Western US tour in 2022 (see dates below).

Psychlona’s »Palo Verde« is released 19th August with vinyl pre-orders for the “Galaxy” variant – limited to 700 copies – available exclusively here at Psycho Waxx.

Tour dates:
13/8 – Sonic Blast Festival – Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
15/8 – Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA
16/8 – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
17/8 – The Wayfarer – Costa Mesa, CA
18/8 – The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
19/8 – Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
20+21/8 – Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
17/9 – Riffolution Festival – Sheffield, UK

“We appear to be living through something close to another golden era for stoner rock and doom right now. On this evidence, Psychlona have the weed-addled chops to lead the charge from the front.” — Blabbermouth

Psychlona is:
Phil – Guitar/Vocals
Dave – Guitar/Vocals
Martyn – Bass
Scott – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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