Preaching from the Pews: MYSTYRYS

Preaching from the Pews: MYSTYRYS


London 3-piece MYSTYRYS craft a determinly lo-fi no-wave sound that’s colliding post-punk rhythms and yelped out melodies wind tighly around these sharp little experimental pop nuggets. Whilst the influence of early post punk bands like Gang of Four and Wire (little wonder given Andy Ramsey was at the controls here) is here the outfit cite more recent influences such as Deerhoof, Women and Abe Vigoda too. They are self-releasing their first single ‘Normals/Shadows’ on 3rd September via our label, Psychic Healing Network. It will be a cassette tape/digital download.

First side ‘Normals’ tangled guitar sparring twists and falls down abandoned stairwells and collapses on its knees crawling through the underground on the lookout for the outcasts, occasionally letting out screeches and scrapes of noise and stopping for a breath. I assume it’s about not being Normal at all… While ‘Shadows’ is a brisk blast of sound that’s razor sharp guitars and shouted out chorus line of ‘shadddddddddowsss’ speeds it’s way through your head like you’ve been locked in a air tunnel for too many hours: before revealing the germ of a pop melody, it’s the kind of abrasive sound you wish WAVVVESSS could write.

Their single launch party is at the Sebright Arms on 31st August.

Bandcamp (with cassette tape pre-order) is here –

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