Liverpool creative collective – PSYCHO COMEDY are back with a visceral new single + video: ‘I’m Numb’. Taken from their acclaimed debut album ‘Performance Space Number One’, this latest excerpt is another gloriously unhinged and unrelenting example of their vintage New York-scene refracted garage-punk at its finest.
With sleepless shades of the Iggy classic ‘Lust For Life’, ‘I’m Numb’ is a wiry mass of guillotine guitars, wild-eyed lyricism and thrashing percussion. Ejected with such frenzied execution, it’s a hit that barely lasts 3 minutes, but is fully aware of how to savour in every second.
A paean to the unsettled mindsets still ticking in the small hours, ‘I’m Numb’ takes us into the warped thoughts of one such protagonist as they find the night-before blurring unstoppably into the morning-after. As frontman Shaun Powell elaborates:
“A late-night early / morning memoir. Laced with a sinister tone and black comedy, I’m Numb is an unapologetic confession of one’s debauched mindset…. With the tempo and rhythm reflecting the heartbeat of the character. Noise guitar hints towards The Shangri La’s/ Phil Spector, like glistens of light in the early morning. A raucous number.”
Watch the video for ‘I’m Numb’ – BELOW:
‘I’m Numb’ follows recent singles ‘Pick Me Up’ and ‘Standin’ (both of which were championed by radio taste-makers Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music); and comes in the wake of a wave of rave reviews for their debut album, with Louder Than War, saying of the record: “Scouse psych collective combine narcissism and nihilism, poetry and groovy rock’n’roll on idiosyncratic debut album. Probably the most exciting band to emerge from Liverpool in a decade or more”.
A love letter to the city they call home, the vices that squeeze tight, and the spectres of the New York-scene who continue to whisper in their ears; ‘Performance Space Number One’ is out now via Silver Machine Recordings. It is available on vinyl, cassette and all streaming platforms.