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The Psychics - 'The Psychics' Hot

Added by James Gaden     April 06, 2010    
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Classic rock album from seasoned pros.


Who are The Psychics you may well ask? The answer starts some sixteen years or more ago when you might remember there was a band by the name of Lionheart, who were treading the boards of rock clubs in the UK at that time. The band were put together by identical twin brothers Mark and Steve Owers and had powerhouse singer Steve Grimmet on vocals. During those years the band released a couple of well recieved albums before the twins left due to, shall we say, musical differences, and that was the last I’d heard of either of them until Geoff Gillespie kindly sent me this album from their new band called The Psychics.

And what an album it is too, Lionheart mixed with Thunder and Whitesnake is what’s on offer, and it’s an album that rocks you from start to finish. There are no pretences with The Psychics, they just want to play raw rock’n’roll and have a great time while doing so. Singer Steve Owers has one of those classic English blusey rasps that sounds like it’s been brought up on a diet of whisky and cigarettes, and the guitars of brother Mark have a leaning towards the days of Zep and Bad Co with a little bit of Vai and Satriani thrown in for good measure.

The songs themselves are blues-filled hard rock cuts that take a nod to the rock of the 70’s and 80’s, whilst throwing in a healthy dose of the melodic rock of the 00’s as well. Opener ‘Portent’ - which is included as a bonus video on the cd - sets the band’s stall out and is the blueprint for the rest of the album, which is a healthy dose of hard rock. Join this great opening track with ‘Ghosts’, ‘We Rock’ and the total Zep fest that is ‘21st Century Whipping Boy’, and you’ll have a blast as you listen to this very British sounding rock album.

I think that now Thunder have decided to hang up their rock’n’roll boots, maybe a band like The Psychics could capitalise on their departure from the rock scene, because a lot of gigging and hard work promoting this album could really make this band go places. For me this is the best thing released on Krescendo and an album that most Fireworks readers will love.

Ian Johnson


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