Psychic Soviets – ​A Capitalist Night​-​Time Breakfast

I think the first time I became aware of Psychic Soviets was in May this year when they supported The Nightingales at Nice n Sleazy.  Like anybody with even a modicum of musical taste, I was blown away, whilst at the same time wondering what the hell I’d been doing for the previous year and a bit (that I know of) when they’d been playing gigs.  It is possible that I’d seen them at some point previously but as Gus from Number4Door, who is releasing this ep, will tell you I have the memory of a very forgetful goldfish.

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So what do we get for £3 – yes, only £3.  We get 4 slices of jagged post punk, not a million miles away from The Nightingales to be fair.  Lyrically there’s a hint of Robert Lloyd and even a little MES.  Opening track Authority Complex demands your immediate attention, you want to know what’s going to happen next, where the bruises came from and why can’t it be explained?  Wild White West is a drunken sing-a-long song, or at least it would be if it had a chorus, but it doesn’t really need one and you won’t notice until the end that it hasn’t got one.  And by that time you won’t care.  The screaming vocals of I Want Gary stand out, it’s almost evangelical.  By the end you’ll want Gary too.  Final track, Hot Cross Buns, has a thudding bass and drums driving it, whilst the guitar screams over the top.  As with Robert Lloyd and MES, I’m not always 100% sure what the songs are about, but that doesn’t spoil my enjoyment.  I think this particular track may be about Jesus Christ, or the notion of Jesus Christ, or possibly just the notion of religion in general.  Then again, I could be reading too much into the “Adore me and my hot cross buns” section of the song.  It might just be about baking.  It’s very good, whichever way you want to take it.

Psychic Soviets are one of those bands that just seem to effortlessly rise to the top of the “pile”.  There’s so much good music coming out of Scotland right now.  We’re fortunate to be living in exciting times musically, and this is one of the best examples you’re likely to hear.  Great production, as always, from Stu at Green Door, you really need this tape in your collection.  It’s a limited edition of 50 so you’ll need to be quick.  Release date is 25th September, but you can pre-order from Number4Door now.  What are you waiting for?

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