After rave reviews for latest EP Hunger and an ever-growing reputation as the loudest band in Bristol, local noise-merchants Spectres are riding high at the moment. Guitarists Adrian and Joe put down their Fender Jaguars for a quick chat with DrunkenWerewolf’s Benjamin Salt, discussing their formation, the EP and what the future holds in store.
Lead songwriter and front woman Erin Fein began to write the material that now comprises Psychic Twin’s back catalogue a few years ago. Described as “intensely personal, nervously rhythmic, and indebted to the 80s new-wave of her youth”, the band also owe a pint or two to College’s Secret Diary for making inroads into the revival. Regardless, Psychic Twin offer a feminine side to their résumé with lush vocals from Fein all around.
The band have already released two singles on Lefse Records and Polyvinyl respectively. “Dream State”, available to stream below, is the b-side to their latest wannabe hit “Strangers”.
Bristol band Joyce the Librarian are to release “Traps”, the second single taken from their current album They May Put Land Between Us, released last November through Folkwit Records.
A lullaby for the harshest of times, “Traps” stinks of the stuff that pushes the British folk scene to the top: of the charts and the talent sweepstakes. At once accessible and interesting, the song is the work of Martin, Houdie, Tom and Anna, four Bristol residents content on standing out with acoustic goodness.
The single is due out June 1st and the video for it can be streamed below. They plan to release a new album in early 2014.