We’re thrilled to welcome noisy genre-splicing rockers The Psychotic Monks to Ramsgate on December 12th!
One of the most captivating live bands around – prepare for uncompromising power…
“A range of sonic moods that take in Swans’ bold experimentalism, the textural dexterity of Sonic Youth, the slump-shouldered swagger of post-punk icons PiL, and even Throbbing Gristle’s shadowy electronica” – KERRANG
The Psychotic Monks are a band that fleet between the contortions of The Jesus Lizard, the looseness of Sonic Youth, the malevolent electronics of Throbbing Gristle, and the organic pulse of Dublin’s Girl Band, but ultimately create something that feels of their own. The band themselves specifically left space for “accidents” in the writing process, taking inspiration from Francis Bacon when he said “You can’t understand the accident. If you could understand it, you’d also understand the way you were going to act. But the way you’re going to act is unforeseen”. The band experimented with structure and textures, including silence, and the importance of when not to play.
“An intense, absorbing listen. Dynamics shift from chugging, choking riffs and tense, static noise, to melodies that sound like they’re sung through walls by haunted choirs” – Loud and Quiet
“An aural blast of intensity, interspersed with brittle and claustrophobic beauty” – Louder Than War