Sonic Jesus (Fuzz Club) announce new LP + European tour
Shindig Magazine has called them “one of Psych’s best kept secrets”. Drowned In Sound compared their live act to Brian Jonestown Massacre, combined with the sonic intensity of A Place To Bury Strangers.
Shortly after getting together in 2012, the band from Doganella Di Ninfa, Italy, released their first self-titled EP, an almost immediate sold-out, followed by a mind-blowing London live debut at The Shacklewell Arms. Since then, they have taken part in the Reverb Conspiracy compilation (produced by Fuzz Club and Austin Psych Fest) twice and toured intensively around Europe. They also collaborated with iconic Icelandic artist Jón Sæmundur aka Nonni Dead of Dead Skeletons, who did the cover art for the EP and joined them on stage atEindhoven Psych Lab in 2014.
After leaving their fans lying in wait for a follow-up for two years, they are now about to release their debut album Neither Virtue Nor Anger, a double LP out on Fuzz Club Records on the 16th Of April 2015. Recorded in their studio between 2013 and 2014, Neither Virtue Nor Anger is something beyond the colourful blend of 60s Psychedelia, Folk, Krautrock, Shoegaze and Post-Punk anticipated in the first part of the record. The more it progresses, the more it turns into a desperate stomping Bacchanalia, spiced up with an hypnotic flavour and distorted atmosphere a la Faust. Obscure ceremonies for Greek-Roman mystery rituals, songs like My Lunacy and Cancerare the perfect soundtrack for a futuristic and dystopian Fellini’s Satyricon.
The album features the artwork of prominent Italian artist Mirco Marcacci. His work has been exhibited in Palazzo Taverna in Roma in 2014, along with Andy Warhol, Giorgio De Chirico, Keith Haring and Amedeo Modigliani.
28/03/15 Reigner Le Poulpe (FR)
29/03/15 Bern Dachstock Reitschule (CH)
02/04/15 Essen Goethebunker (DE)
03/04/15 Halle Hühnermanhattan (DE)
04/04/15 Chemnitz Zukunft Chemnitz (DE)
05/04/15 Berlin Bang Bang Club (DE)
08/04/15 Bruxelles Botanique (B)
09/04/15 Eindhoven Altstadt (NL)
10/04/15 Kaprijke Cirque Constance (BE)
11/04/15 Liege Le Hangar ASBL (BE)
12/04/15 Paris Espace B (FR)
14/04/15 Brighton The Hope (UK)
15/04/15 Bristol Mother’s Ruin (UK)
16/04/15 London The Waiting Room / Release Party (UK)
17/04/15 Manchester The Roadhouse (UK)
19/04/15 Clermont Ferrand Le Raymond Bar (FR)
21/04/15 Recanati (An) Dong (IT)
23/04/15 Athens An Club (GR)
24/04/15 Larisa Stage Club (GR)
25/04/15 Thessaloniki Eightball Club (GR)
26/04/15 Skopje MKC (MK)
27/04/15 Niš Feedback (RS)
28/04/15 Zaječar Omladinski Centar (RS)
29/04/15 Belgrade KC Grad (RS)
01/05/15 Padova Parco d’Europa (IT)
02/05/15 Parma Oltretorrente Sonico (IT)