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Early inspiration for Psyence’s lysergic spiralling hard rock came via Tame Impala, an act whose expansiveness of sound they’d sought to emulate at first.
As they found their feet they channelled more vintage influences, like the astral
projections of Barrett-era Pink Floyd. Their first releases were celebratory in
tone. The dark and kaleidoscopic strains of early single ‘Zebra’ thrums with
the joys of musical spontaneity. After imbibing work like Pond’s Beard, Wives,
Denim and Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach, they created heavier soundscapes, like the
unsettling depth of “Chemicals For Breakfast” or the cathartic rush of
“Phoenix”, at each step rolling back to find they’ve left themselves a
challenging new high watermark.