Today, we are going to highlight an another “wonderband,” an old-fashioned rock, grunge, garage monster band called “The Psyatics,” from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Their third full-length album “Famous Monsters” will be cautiously inspected by Swiss Scientists and every secret behind their success will be revealed.
After finishing my research about The Psyatics, I must admit that they seem to have more right to review my job, then I have for theirs. I am not joking. Everyone should pick their words very careful about these 60’s-70’s Sicilian gentlemen and their music. Not only their look but their concept and music lyrics as well. So allow me to simplify my opinion, I describe them as “Corleones of Garage Rock.”
This album, “Famous Monsters” is an absolute cracker. The energy, electric, vibe and spirit in this album is remarkable. The feeling you receive since the first song expels all the bad spirits away and brings our all-time favorite rock musicians/legends back to life for a moment. The feeling is completely different on every song, but they all have The Psyatics signature on it. Very standard arrangements and song traffics with complex instrumentals. Sometimes they play like Rock, and sometimes more like Punk, Funk, and Jazz. This also shows how skilled musicians these gentlemen are. As the saying goes, “work hard until you no longer have to introduce yourself.”
Besides all above, I liked how the album sounds. So British and full of electric. Very professionally done, written and produced. Every single element sounds natural (which means beautiful) and well-balanced. The vocalist Rob Bell (also the bass player) has the right voice and charisma for the job which, undoubtedly, makes an enormous contribution to the originality of the band’s music. Guitars sound dirty, high-gained and British. Their success in their music has also spread to their visuals as well. Colorful hand drawn album cover artworks have the same wildness as in their music, and look very professional.
All these aspects that I have mentioned are actually the very basics, in other words, conditions to become a competent, professional band. They have everything in top quality, and I see nothing but success in the future. Highly recommended for the Beatles, Iggy Pop, and Deadly Snakes fans…
Band/Artist: The Psyatics
Location: Las Vegas Nevada, U.S.A.
Styles: Rock, Punk, Garage, Noise, Surf Rock with dissonant Jazz
Similar to/RIYL: Deadly Snakes, Dirt Bombs, Oblivians, Hives, Cramps, Iggy Pop
CD: Famous Monsters
Release date: 8/19/2016
Rob Bell (bass guitar and vocals),
Jack Ball (guitar),
Mark Baertschi (drums).
All songs written/recorded by the Psyatics (lyrics by Rob Bell)
except ‘I Like To Die’ (The Drags) and ‘I can’t Stand It ( L. Reed- Velvet Underground).
Recorded/mixed at Digital Insight by Brian Garth.
Mastered by Mike ‘Lazer” Lavin.
Special guests Gene Howley on Sax, Danielle Bell on vocals,
Bijou Bell on percussion.
Artwork/layout by Darik@ Darikmaasen.com