Psych doesn’t make enough of an appearance anymore. You might hear it drifting over the back of a cider advert, or stumble upon it while watching a re-run of The Old Grey Whistle Test, but as a genre, we don’t talk about it enough. That doesn’t mean that its influence isn’t spread far and wide though the music we do listen to on a regular basis however, and one artist has taken it upon herself to provide a crash course to the genre in the form of this Art of Noise playlist. We welcome Mary Epworth who has carefully collated this selection of Psych tunes to transport us back to a time of kaleidoscopic colours, sunshine and plentiful Rhodes.
Mary has a collection of remixes of her acclaimed single ‘Black Doe’ due out on 21 April, ahead of the release of her debut album (recorded above a brothel in East Berlin, no less) in June, so while you’re waiting for those, dip your toes into this playlist, space out man and enjoy.
[Listen on Spotify here: The Line Of Best Fit Psych Mix ]
Tommy James & The Shondells – I’m a Tangerine
Captain Beefheart – Further Than We’ve Gone
The Idle Race – Morning Sunshine
The Pretty Things – Grass
The United States of America – Love Song For The Dead Che
Locomotive – Mr Armageddon
Jon – Is It Love?
Chris and Craig – Isha
Allen Toussaint – Last Train
The Bee Gees – Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
The Millennium – There is Nothing More To Say