This Glaswegian quartet have been drenching towns and cities across the UK and Europe in psychedelic gunge since 2010, earning themselves a formidable live reputation in the process. Or as they put it themselves, “continually exploring the outer reaches of psych rock, fusing auditory extremities into a single, all-enveloping web of stratospheric riffing, otherworldly ambience and colourful kosmische textures.” Meanwhile The Quietus describe The Cosmic Dead as “Like a careening, un-containable torrent of Buckfast-powered kosmische chaos, whatever your feelings towards the Scottish quartet’s synth-washed space-jams on record, their performance is something like having Ken Kesey and Spacemen 3 pour Irn-Bru directly into your third eye.”

It’s a popular approach for all would-be psychonauts but one that very few can pull off with aplomb, making The Cosmic Dead’s seemingly effortless success all the more impressive. So, once the doors are open, be sure to catch The Cosmic Dead’s lysergic maelstrom, and look out for their new album, which is entitled Psych Is Dead (though their music would suggest otherwise).

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