This is Psych
Saturday 13th April 2019
Doors 6:00 pm
Price £12 adv/on the door
Melting Vinyl, Innerstrings and Folkestone Quarterhouse present:
This is Psych
A one day festival exploring music on the Psych Spectrum, returns to the Folkestone Quarterhouse.
Brought to you by the curators of Lewes Psychedelic Festival, expect an audio visual treat for your senses from visual artist Innerstrings who will be washing the Quarterhouse in a warm, multi-coloured, light projections.
Previous years have seen Josefin Öhrn and the Liberation, Flamingods, The Lucid Dream and Vanishing Twin, to name a few, play to a packed out Quarterhouse.
Brighton duo AK/DK must have some of the most well-fed ears around, having gorged them on a diet of Throbbing Gristle, Devo, Suicide and Silver Apples. Over the last five years, they’ve managed to both emulate their heroes and bring a new pop sensibility to the grimy analogue blueprint – all the while emitting a barrage of wonky arpeggios with high-energy abandon. From dancefloor beats to spacey bleeps, they throw a smorgasbord of technical nous at both their albums and live sets, winning praise from BBC Radio 6 Music and NME in the process.
We say: “We’ve always been fans of AK/DK’s high energy, two piece, two drums, two synth setup. They’ve been rapturously received at many festivals this year, and are currently touring South America, so we’d thought you’d really enjoy them finishing the festival.”
Swedish Death Candy
Swedish Death Candy are psychedelic, yes, but not many bands can boast to be able to combine that with crunching heaviness, melodic power and mind-bending dynamics, pulling influences from Black Sabbath to Queens of The Stone Age via Can and The Beatles to Oasis.
Calling London their homebase, Swedish Death Candy have their roots spread across the international spectrum featuring members from the UK, Italy and South Korea.
The band intends for the music to be thick and heavily layered, powerful and melodic, and they achieve this in bucket loads pulling influences from all manner of their experiences and cultural backgrounds, alongside their current individual lifestyles. The variety within the band’s individual backgrounds, skill sets and influences has led the band to be truly unique – and one that is vital for today’s current scene.
So do you take the red pill and go further down the rabbit hole with us or do you take the bill pill and stay in reality with them? We would heavily suggest the former and come into the world of Swedish Death Candy!
We say “We caught the Dead Meadow show in Brighton recently, Swedish Death Candy were supporting. What blew us away, was the sheer power of their sound and the amazing musicianship of these guys. They lull you into a lysergic dream with beautiful intricate passages, then take you on the full trip, with skull crushing riffs and punishing drum patterns. An incredible band, we can’t wait for them play Lewes Psych Fest.”
Tokyo Tea Room
Born in a dark and slightly damp basement, Tokyo Tea Room combine fuzzy guitar tones, melodic bass-lines and ocean deep vocals to create a unique blend of Psych/Pop/Rock. Since the release of their debut EP ‘ Key Philosophy’ the band have been playing gigs and festivals across the UK, and shared bills with names such as Wolf Alice, The Mystery Jets and Super Furry Animals. They have also gained support slots for Spring King and The Moonlandingz on their UK tours.
Their latest EP ‘Another Place, Another Time’ was released on vinyl through Easter Island Records, with singles ‘Sunset Exit’ and ‘Autophobia’ attracting attention from BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Introducing amongst others.
“Tokyo Tea Room are a band worth the buzz” – DORK Magazine
“Music that makes you feel like you’ve departed the physical space around you” – Impose Magazine
Electronic, psychedelic pop band Spill Gold formed in the Netherlands in
late 2017, releasing their debut self titled EP at the end of that year.
Born from members of Dutch dream-pop ensemble Bird On The Wire, they
have gone on to tour around the world, sharing stages with the likes of
Exploded View, St.Vincent and Beak>.
Their self-titled EP has been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s new music taste-maker Tom Ravenscroft and DIY Magazine.
DJ Chrome Yellow
Playing tunes between bands will be DJ Chrome Yellow – who will take us on a journey through psychedelic landscapes – with visits to the lush, the heavy and the ambient. Spanning warped garage to sun baked synths and rain soaked funk.
Image credit: Matt Ryan