WITH THE INTERNATIONAL psych scene truly flourishing at the moment, Hey Colossus are on hand to hold up the London /Somerset/Watford end. The band – signed to the influential Rocket Recordings who have brought the likes of Goat and Lay Llamas to wider attention – have been influential in the genre’s recent renaissance, particularly its heavier end, releasing their first full album II in 2005 and they return with a new record next month, which MOJO has an exclusive preview from.
The six-piece release album In Black & Gold on February 9, and we have its near-title track, Black & Gold, to listen to below now.
Dark to the point of jet black, the song is an atmospheric and brooding stomper, bolstered with hauntingly deep vocals, though delicate guitars offer rays of light as this pounding bass and drums storm reaches its violent, voluminous conclusion. Listen now.
The band embark on a series of, no doubt ear-drum-poppingly loud UK shows next month, including a stop at London’s Lexington on February 7.
For more, including the full dates, head to www.heycolossusband.wordpress.com.