An echoing and ominous cut of ‘insanity‘ rock and roll heralds the first of two, promised summer singles from the colourful and chaotic Psycho Comedy as they release ‘The Hangman’ on Fri 28 July 2017 on Deltasonic. The Liverpool-based five-piece cast their line across the Atlantic and through the ages to revive the dying art of delirious, artful abandon, the likes of which have rarely been seen since New York’s gender-bending, opiate-peppered punk heyday. The digital release is complimented by a limited edition, white cassette limited to just 40 copies, released in collaboration with Blak Hand Records.
‘The Hangman’ grows from a rattling guitar and bass two-hander, handclaps punctuating the path towards the first of the song’s long corridors and dark rooms, before the brawny voice of magnetic frontman, Shaun Powell, opens a page in the band’s storybook of the strange. Determinedly self-defined as a considered concept that reacts to the delirium of the modern world with distinct references to an admired past, Psycho Comedy represent a diverse, poetic, art-filled and cinematic world that thrives on the edge.