Bordeaux/Lyon-based Italian feminist synth pop duo Psch-Pshit craft alluringly shadowy slices of electronica in both English and French.Their ‘Parfaite et Impudique’ (Perfect and Shameless) album is released through FEINT on 28th October 2016.
We have the premiere for the albums second single ‘Tout Nu’(which translates as All Nude/All Naked) watch it above. A kaleidoscopic Kitsune influenced electro banger devoted to the subject of nudity and crumbling relationships: laced with dark entwined bilingual melodies. Each swirling vocal wrapping around themes of death, sex and friendship, its reminiscent of the likes of Ladytron or Deep Cuts era The Knife.
The video for the song was directed by Psch-Pshit themselves and details two masked feminine figures awakening a dormant sensual spirit in a forest through some sort of paganistic ceremony. The viewer is left with a voyeuristic sense of observing some kind of sexy neon witchcraft and it goes without saying that the video, as well as the song’s contents, contain nudity.
A fluctuating collective of female-led artists, they are currently helmed by Venetian former lovers Alice and Mariele. The lyrics were written by friend of the band, sometime collaborator and French artiste Eléonore Monot. As an Italian band living in France but singing in English, using these French words as a starting point was intriguing to the band as they had never before attempted a song in French.
Originally created by 5 female artists in Bordeaux, Psch-Pshit were active on the French Underground Electronic scene some years ago and became well-known for their performance-art-esque live shows and dark atmospheric melodies, releasing music on the Venice-based female-electro label Electronic Girls. This incarnation ended with the demise of Alice and Mariele’s romantic relationship.
The single, available for download from feintrecords.com/shop on 21.10.16, comes backed with a club-remix by JØTA (Becky Becky / Cloud / ex-Fence Collective) and an alternative version of their debut single Derailing. The album ‘Parfaite et Impudique’ is available for pre-order now and released on 28th October and Psch-Pshit are in the UK to play a handful of dates, including…
27th October – Blondies, London
29th October – Rose Hill Arts, Brighton
30th October – The Cube, Bristol