To the surprise of many, Rape Blossoms have decided to change their name to Public Psyche while finishing the follow-up of ‘Starving Vultures at 7-Eleven’ (2011) and ‘Ruinenlust’ (2014).
Recorded in their rehearsal space by the notorious Beyt Al Tapes, the third LP ‘No New Violence’ once again offers six tracks, but not exactly more of the same.
Drawing on influences from Fad Gadget over Roxy Music to Follakzoid and Liars, they created a giant gridlock on the crossroads between kraut, postpunk and psych. A traffic jam with a strong emphasis on synthesisers, tape delay, and repetition creates a genuine lo-fi mood that connoisseurs might describe as ‘slurry dub/cesspool punk’.
The musical equivalent of a rudimentarily drawn prison tattoo of an anchor on a sleeve of multicoloured unicorns and mermaids. ‘No New Violence’ saw the light in September 2017. You will find them in da club, bottle full of bub’.