1 Octobre 2021
From CANADA •
Scottish psychedelic rock’n’roll outfit The Kundalini Genie has announced they will release their fifth studio album 'Half In, Half Out' by the end of 2021, following up their '11:11' album via Space Ranch Records (Europe) and Little Cloud Records (USA) in 2020. Ahead of this, they present the title track 'Half In, Half Out', a powerful offering to whet our appetites for the long-player.
The Kundalini Genie is focused around singer-songwriter Robbie Wilson (sitar, guitar, vocals) and also involves Jason Houston (guitar, vocals), Melissa Rennie (guitar, keys, vocals), Lloyd Ledingham (bass, vocals), Louis Martin (guitar, vocals) and Grant Robertson (drums).
"This song is about assholes, really. People who aren’t nice. People who think they’re better than you, or too cool for you, or higher and mightier than you, it’s also about when those people inevitably fall short of their own high opinion of themselves and make themselves look a fool, in a nutshell," says Robbie Wilson.
This album was mixed by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project, Frankie Teardrop, Sonic Jesus, Aerofall) and mastered by RIDE's Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound Studio in Oxford,.
"Robbie Wilson (Kundalini Genie) is a total force and a total star in the making . He’s so driven and I loved mastering his record," says Mark Gardener.
Emerging from the nether regions of Glasgow, The Kundalini Genie has been blowing minds globally with music characterised by droning hypnotic fuzz rock, 60’s British Invasion-inspired melodies, transcendental sitar, and dreamy, spaced out soundscapes.
Their sonic journey ranges across the spectrum of their own musical influences - The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks, The Beatles, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Black Ryder and Black Market Karma.
When not tapping into the intense space-gaze elements of Spiritualized, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Swervedriver, sauntering hypnotic guitars stride steadily forward as the sitar floats along, carrying the subconscious into a benevolent flow and inner journey.
With live shows involving eclectic displays of voodoo mojo and sound that ripples through the audience like a sonic tranquilizer, to date the band has performed in support of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, The Underground Youth, The Myrrors, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Triptides, New Candys and Spindrift, in addition to participation in numerous festivals.
The 'Half In, Half Out' single is out now, available everywhere online, including Apple Music and Spotify. The full album is slated for release on November 12 digitally, on vinyl-style CD, and on aubergine-coloured 12" vinyl with reverse board artwork. It can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp, where the single is available as an instant grat download.
"Wholesome. So I was bound to love them... it’s all a reverie anyway, one you don’t want to wake up from" ~ More Fuzz
"Mesmerizing... hypnotically pushes with fiery guitar cycles, shadowy bass line, muffled drum thumps, and dispassionately droning vocals... The Kundalini Genie deliver solid melody, hooks and tides of effects-pedal-induced mayhem" ~ Big Takeover Magazine
"Some of the best psych rock music currently being made anywhere. The kind whose ripping tunes do a number on your head and afterwards leaves you thanking them" ~ Amplify Music Magazine
"A glowing tangent of slow tripping beats, packed into kaleidoscopic soundscapes of synths, guitars and fuzzy vocals... could be an ode to the lurching ‘stoner blues’ heyday of the 90s, like Craig Nicholls, Richard Ashcroft and John Squire in bed together with fresh sheets on" ~ Urbanista Magazine
"A psychedelic rock‘n’roll band unlike any other. Spaced out drones, druggy melodies, a hammering rhythmic section and an eccentric, high octane frontman leading the charge" ~ It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine
The Kundalini Genie
Half In, Half Out
30 September 2021
Written by Robbie Wilson
Recorded by Jason Shaw and Robbie Wilson
Mixed by Jason Shaw
Mastered by Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound
Robbie Wilson (vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keys, harmonica)
Jason Houston (guitar, vocals)
Jason Shaw (guitars)
Album artwork by Cyllan Wednesday
Sept 11 Manchester - The White Hotel (with The Telescopes, Dead Rabbits)
Oct 01 Cumbernauld - Cumbernauld Theatre
Oct 26 London - Victoria Dalston (with Black Market Karma)
Oct 27 Glasgow - 13th Note (with Black Market Karma)
Oct 29 Rotherham - TBA
Oct 30 Liverpool - EBGBs (Phantasmagoria)
Nov 04 Birmingham - TBA
Dec 07 Glasgow - Nice N Sleazy (with Firefriend)
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DIFFUSION October, 1st, 2021