Today marks the official worldwide release of MOJO RISING
, the debut album from desert-rockers-by-way-of-Yorkshire, England, Psychlona
. And streaming now via Decibel Magazine
is the band’s DIY video for anthemic single, “Down In the Valley.”
Psychlona started off via the most rock ‘n roll of origins: guitarists Phil and Dave, who had shared stages frequently in their respective bands over the years, ran into each other at a gig and bonded over beers and talk of Kyuss, Sabbath, Nebula, and Hawkwind. They decided to form a new band that night.
Setting to work, they coalesced quickly with bassist Martyn and began to conjure the laid-back soundscapes, fuzz-driven grooves, and weighty yet flowing riff power they mutually loved.
Following their Spinal Tap-esque search for a reliable drummer (finding a fit at number SIX), the ambitious and motivated foursome wasted no time writing and self-releasing their debut album while simultaneously organizing and hosting their own music festival, Idle Fest, all with the goal of taking their sound global.
Psychlona floats between Boogie Van-era Fu Manchu and early Orange Goblin, with occasional fistfuls of Spirit Caravan that all coasts effortlessly past the Sky Valley billboard.
Psychlona‘s debut album, Mojo Rising, sees a proper label release on digital formats today via Ripple Music and vinyl through Cursed Tongue Records.