IS BLISS ‘STRANGE COMMUNICATION’ DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED 7TH JUNE VIA CLUB AC30
“Fusing the soundscapes of early Verve with reverb-fuelled delirium in the vein of Ride or Chapterhouse” DROWNED IN SOUND
“One of the foremost voices in the shoegaze underground” CLASH
“Sitar splashed, swirling 60s pysch rock” GOD IS IN THE TV
“Glimmers of 1960s psych pop”BEARDED
Portsmouth based psych aficionados, Is Bliss, are pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Strange Communication’, released 7th June via Club AC30.
Having received critical acclaim for their first two EP’s; ‘Velvet Dreams’ and the follow-up ‘The Honeycomb Explosion’, the south coast trio have been busy in the studio and have created a no nonsense, full on, psych induced jewel.
Formed via a shared love of Slowdive, Spacemen 3 and Verve, their incendiary live shows have caused a stir across the underground psych scene which has led to a swift rise for the band having formed in late 2015.
Signed to lauded London-based independent record label Club AC30 (Pinkshiunyultrablast/Ringo Deathstarr/Flyying Colours), Is Bliss have already supported the likes of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Wolf Alice, Telescopes, Nine Black Alps, Mark Gardener and Robin Guthrie in a whirlwind three years for the band.
Sitar and layers of droning instrumentation create a psychedelic paradise on the visceral ‘Wonder’ while the album pace is picked up a notch once more with ‘What To Believe’, a near-perfect amalgam of explosive sound before the reverb-charged ‘Lost Thoughts’ brings a close to the album. Is Bliss have received a heavy dose of radio support from BBC Radio 6 Music including Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft and Radcliffe & Maconie along with BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.
Is Bliss are Jimmy Stuart (vox, guitar), Dean Edwards (bass) and Sam Speakman (drums).