FESTIVAL VIBES: PSYCHO COMEDY

Psycho Comedy

Words by Gary Lambert

It is going to be a treat to catch Psycho Comedy at FestEvol at Invisible Wind Factory this coming Saturday. The Liverpool six-piece are a tight, vibrant unit (and one of our own recommendations to watch) who will prepare you for revolution whilst making you feel you’re likely to see Andy Warhol and the Factory set wandering through the room. We caught up with Shaun Powell from the band to get a feel for why you should go to see them this Saturday.

Popped Music: How are Psycho Comedy feeling at the moment? Psycho Comedy: We are absolutely elated to get back to being Psycho Comedy. We never had the chance to tour our debut LP Performance Space Number One after it’s release last year (apart from one gig which we were lucky to be at – review here) so we have been working alive to make the live show as best it can be. 

What are you looking forward to most about playing at FestEvol? Playing It’s Numb. It always goes off with raucous energy. It’s killer.

Will you have any new tracks to play at FestEvol? We have a few new tracks so maybe. Uncle Sam is in the set and hasn’t been for a while. It has all the anger and artistic appeal of Psycho Comedy.

Are there any other acts you’re looking forward to catching at FestEvol? Yeah loads! Pixey, Kelly Lee Owens, The DSM IV… Basically the whole line up. Everybody wants to go to shows. To have a festival is exciting and this one is so eclectic.

What makes festival season so important to Psycho Comedy? It’s a chance to showcase your material in front of different audiences, and people are always looking for new sounds. It’s always fuckin’ mental as well. It’s the opportunity for artists to hear other artists’ sets or look at some new work, very inspiring.

What are you favourite memories of festivals? I’m always at Glastonbury which is unbelievable. I think seeing Patti Smith on the Pyramid Stage in 2015 was a particular highlight. She came out on stage with the Dalai Lama which didn’t feel real at the time. As for Psycho Comedy, we played New Colossus Festival in New York which was colossal. Living out dreams with your best friends is always great anyway, isn’t it? Such an iconic place and our second home.

When you’re on tour who is in charge of what gets played in the van? Whoever isn’t asleep and has some charge left on their phone haha.

Are you playing any other gigs this summer? We are playing at Jarg on 27 August at Make Liverpool which has a high quality line up too. Poetry, music and all kinds of art. An unmissable event.

There are still some tickets available here to FestEvol: Part 2 and Part 3. Get one because it’s going to be fucking awesome, just like FestEvol: Part 1 was.

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