Featured this album on the thirtieth issue of RULE of THREE (bit.ly/RULEofTHREEbc). Dead Man ironically features a calm but steady heart-beat throughout the track soon accompanied by a powerful bass line with some nice chord changes. The heavily distorted but pleasing guitar creates some drama and paves the way for the slightly distant vocals that definitely have a sing-along effect. Dead man is very much alive.
Favorite track: Dead Man.
Italy’s Sonic Jesus are one of the most revered outputs in the modern psych-rock scene. Following a split-single with Austin heavyweights The Black Angels, in 2015 the band released the hypnotic, droning psyc-rock of their debut 'Neither Virtue Nor Anger' to international acclaim. Earlier this year they released LP2, titled ‘Grace’ it saw the band reinvent themselves, delving into more melodic, synth-driven horizons and channelling an expansive 80s-indebted new wave/post-punk sound.
Following a deep creative frenzy on the road during the European tour in support of 'Grace, Sonic Jesus are back already with two new songs – pushing past previous boundaries once again and reappearing with a new-found direction. The ‘Dead Man/Transpose’ 7” is due for release December 2nd to coincide with the London Show of their upcoming European tour, hosted at The Waiting Room by Fuzz Club. The two new tracks take the impassioned, introspective post-punk of Grace and take it down a sinister path. Whilst the reverb-drenched vocals, 80s synths and drum machines are still there, this is a far darker affair – the haunting, motorik psych-rock of their early material coming back with a vengeance.