Psych-rockers Psyblings have stormed their way onto the blog over recent months, sweeping all-comers aside with their brash, noisey and gripping sound. Throw into the mix their rip-rawing live shows, taking Manchester by storm and its safe to say that the 5 piece’s crusade is at full throttle.
I spoke to Greg from the band ahead of their show at ACP festival in Manchester this weekend
MIMR: Welcome once again to the blog Psyblings. How has the last few months been for the band? bit of a whirlwind i bet!
Greg: Cheers for having us again! It’s been a whirlwind like the rest of the year, but slowly coming together. We’ve started working with a few people towards our next release and thinking of how to follow up ‘Where’s Your Moon?’, which we had a really mad release for at Night & Day not long ago. We’re looking at a brand new set and a brand new outlook and it’s all looking far harder, bigger and faster and stronger (I think that’s the order it goes in) for next year, especially as we’ve relocated now and have our own space downstairs, which someone else before us seems to have already christened ‘Casa Da C**t’ so hey oh… it seems to have been written.
MIMR: What can we look forward to from Psyblings in the near future then?
Greg: We’re looking at our next single, as well as a whole new set. The point now is to move forward and hopefully make a bigger noise than we have before. Loads of new sounds and colours and a much larger output. I think we’re probably at the most driven we’ve been since starting and now basically want to push to make next year our year. We’ll also probably eat a lot of crisps and that too. But mainly music.
MIMR: You must be chuffed to be on the bill for ACP Festival this year, where are you playing and what can we expect from your show?
Greg: We reeeeaalllyy are. ACPF was one of our main priorities to get on this year having already done Dot to Dot and Psych Fest, so we really feel like we’ve made far more of an impact than first expected. We’ll be on at The Mint Lounge which is a new venue to us and we’ll have a lot of new tracks and new pants and all sorts from 9PM on the Sunday night. I’m just generally ready to bum its head in right after Songs Of Praise. Not been this excited for a show in a while.
MIMR: What’s been your favourite live show to date? if it’s possible to choose one.
Greg: On a personal level I’m going to have to say the single release a few months back. It was our first D.I.Y show as PSYBLINGS and one of the largest audiences we’ve ever managed to pull. The Viola tributes were a pleasure to be a part of and getting to open up for acts like The Coral and sharing a stage with the boys in Hidden Charms was incredible, but I think purely based on the reaction we got, stage invasions and most importantly, the general connection with the people that came along, friends, family and fans, it was definitely the single release. Hopefully we’ll top it next time…
MIMR: Will you be checking out any other bands at ACP and if so which ones would you recommend?
Greg: I think a few of us could be there all weekend. A lot of my favorite bands are there, particularly Allusondrugs. I remember first seeing them at 2000 trees and thinking ‘OH SHIT’ about 250 times in a row. These guys are nutters and have some of the weirdest hooks and lyrics I’ve ever heard while never making anything less than complete sense and it’s one of my favorite factors that we’re on the same stage as them despite us being the day after. I’d also thoroughly recommend Shitwife who we found in the annals of the internet and The Orielles are good if you like it surf-ey. There’s just mega bands everywhere and it’s lovely to be a part of.
MIMR: Its been great to have you guys return to MIMR, have a great festival. Are you going to be partying hard?
Greg: Always a pleasure. You know where we are.. well you don’t but you can always ask. I can’t speak for the other guys but I might have the odd juice or 2. If you’re really lucky I might even bring my cheeseboard. Just look out for the jalapeno and orange zest one it’s fucking awful. But thanks guys. See you very very soon.
Psyblings play Mint on Sunday at ACP this weekend 21:00