Wednesday 13 December 2023

Stoner Metallers PSYCHLONA sign with Magnetic Eye Records & release new video single 'Liberty'

PSYCHLONA have set their signatures under a multi-album deal with Magnetic Eye Records, with the British desert rockers planning to release their fourth album via the label later in 2024. See below for statements regarding the signing.

In celebration of joining Magnetic Eye, PSYCHLONA also release a new video single today. Please see below for further details of the smoking track 'Liberty'.

PSYCHLONA comment: "We are stoked to be joining Magnetic Eye", guitarist and singer Phil Hey writes on behalf of the band. "We had a few offers on the table but we all knew that this label was the way we wanted to go. We have already worked with label director Jadd Shickler under various guises over the past few years and he has become a trusted confidant and friend. 

That was probably our primary reason, very closely followed by the fact that Magnetic Eye has a great roster including Greenleaf, who are one of my all-time favourite bands. It made perfect sense. We're looking forward to a long relationship with Jadd and the guys!"

Jadd Shickler welcomes PSYCHLONA: "I've been working with Psychlona for several years in different capacities, and admire the fast leaps forward they've taken in a short time", the Magnetic Eye director explains. 

"In 2020, they gave even Lowrider and Elephant Tree some tough competition for a lot of folks' favorite record that year. Then they played back to back at Psycho Las Vegas, and I saw people go crazy for them firsthand. I dig their effortless desert vibe despite the guys being as British as it gets, and I love the dynamic they bring to our carefully curated roster of driven, sonically unique acts. I can hardly wait to hear what they'll do on their first full album for us next year!"

The city of Bradford in West Yorkshire is not known for an arid or hot climate. But hailing from the former industrial heartlands of rainy Northern England has not stopped PSYCHLONA from crafting an honest and particularly British take on desert rock. They don't drink tequila, they down pints of beer, my dear.

What began decades past in California got an update in the hot summer of 2016, when a group of local musicians began simmering molten riffs with the raw energy of UK punk and spoonfuls of classic English 60s and 70s psychedelia. The unique beast that is PSYCHLONA was born.

In November 2018, when all the Northern towns turn grey, their sun-drenched debut album "Mojo Rising" garnered early recognition for the band and set them on track for a prolific next several years.

The hardworking Englishmen wasted no time, following with the release of sophomore full-length "Venus Skytrip" in August 2020. The album was greeted with rave reviews across the heavy rock underground, landed PSYCHLONA their first number one on the Doom Charts, and secured them high placements on numerous end-of-year lists.

The British stoner rockers did not slow down, unleashing their third album "Palo Verde" two years later in August 2022 and immediately scored a second 10/10 review in Powerplay Magazine UK.

PSYCHLONA used the time between albums to establish themselves as a crushing live act. Aside from relentless touring, the band performed at prestigious festivals including Desertfest (UK & DE), Freak Valley (DE), SonicBlast (PT), Alcatraz Music (BE), Sonic Whip (NL) and twice across the Atlantic at Psycho Las Vegas (US).

Currently, PSYCHLONA are preparing for the release of their fourth album, which will be out via Magnetic Eye Records in 2024. Meanwhile, enjoy a taste of what they've been at with the brand new video single 'Liberty'!


Ian 'Izak' Buxton – bass guitar
Scott Frankling – drums
Phil Hey – guitar, vocals
Martin Wiseman – lead guitar, backing vocals


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