Rocket Recordings are constantly on a tear and this taste of an upcoming album for Lay Llamas is psych-pop skronk at its best. Switched on like The Beta Band gone feral, “Silver Sun” is a lockgrooved thrummer that’s broken up by a lightning jag of sax scratch. The work of Italian songwriter Nicola Giunta along with a rotating host of psych slicers on assist – including members of Clinic, Goat and The Pop Group – the upcoming album looks to be another stormer from Rocket’s UK psych stronghold. The band’s come to some attention opening for Goat during UK shows and they share a kinship with their labelmates’ pan-global aesthetic towards psychedelia, though this hints at a deft ribbon of pop winding its way through Giunta’s version of psych, leaving a bit more linger on the brain. Gonna want to keep an eye on this one for sure. The album is out in June.
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