Psychic Markers will be heading out on a UK tour this Autumn / Winter following the 2020 release of their self titled album, as well as a follow up mixtape titled Blue Dreams, or Sucre De La Pastéque.
Psychic Markers are a band driven by a collective psyche, where the rule of friendship and instinctive democracy trumps any forced idea of aesthetic. Core members Leon Dufficy, Steven Dove and Luke Jarvis create music that weaves seamlessly between pulsing groove-locked electronica and psychedelic pop as frequently as it glides from sparkling melody to rich cinematic ambience.
Critical praise for Psychic Markers…
“melodies flow, drama is intensified, and darker atmospherics are embraced…” MOJO
“alluringly hazy and beguiling… the obvious promise of their earlier work has blossomed into something more expansive” Electronic Sound
“impressively immersive” Record Collector
“While the machine-made pulse and texture suggest the influence of Kraftwerk and Cluster, traces of Broadcast and Ghost Box are just as discernable amid the band’s shimmering brand of psych.” – Uncut
“Veers from 50s doo wop to Krautrock abstraction and a neat line in devoutly English psych-pop… ‘Fields Of Abstraction’ is an off kilter indie gem, with its hard-earned melodic nous coupled to a willingness to step outside the rules.” – Clash
“Psychic Markers marry motorik influences from key proponents of Krautrock with the indie-pop of acts like Stereolab.” – The Quietus
“Lilting rhythms and candied harmonies melt with bouts of raw, raggedy psychedlia – “Dreaming” grabs your by the lapels and drags you into a Wayne Coyne-designed Slumberland. Everything’s a bit strange, but it feels warm and welcoming nonetheless.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“The brilliant ‘Hardly Strangers’ weaves a captivating spell of a call and response distorted guitar hook before building to a cacophonous crescendo.” – Music OMH
“‘Hardly Strangers’ shows off how the band have developed as a songwriting unit in their years of writing together, being their biggest and most accomplished work to date… Their musical chemistry is on sharp display here, as washes of atmospheric electronics and production wizardry whirl their way around the central propulsive energy provided by the guitars and percussion.” – The 405