Known for their blasts of stomping fuzzed-up indie guitar, savage riffs and hook-heavy choruses; Yorkshire trio FloodHounds release new single ‘Psychosemantics’. A darkly melodic indie rock track with a colossal riff that revels in FloodHounds’ catchy, inventive guitar sound and punchy live energy.
Listen to the track here.
“The theme is dealing with the external chaos that you can sometimes find yourself thrown into without warning,” says songwriter Jack Flynn. “The line ’Get me out of this, Why’d you get me into this,’ sparked it off, that’s the genesis of the song. Sometimes these situations are your own doing, sometimes they are somebody else’s, and even though you can see it coming, the allure of the chaos can get you hooked in before you realise you’re bang in the middle of it. An uplifting chorus opens up the song, reminding you about how a bit of space to breathe is often all you need”
Working with The Magic Garden Studio who have produced influential new artists like Kid Kapichi, The Blinders and Stone was a great chance to experiment with some new sounds. The verses were built over retro spy movie chords dripping with tremolo, and chromatic sinister guitar solo melodies gave it this freaky indie noir vibe. Subtle synthesisers and electronic drum samples added an excitingly unfamiliar texture the band hadn’t played with until now.
“We added sub-bass drops, so when the riff hits, it hits hard. You won’t hear it on a phone, but put it on a big sound system and you’re going to feel it rattling in your bones.” says Lauren. “We had great fun in the studio,” Anna says, “screaming the word “psycho!” and burying it deep into the mix, so you can’t figure out why it feels so uneasy but it’s all lurking in there.”
FloodHounds’ previous single ‘Panic Stations’ premiered on BBC Introducing Sheffield and scored numerous Track of The Week spots on radio and playlists. “The heaviness of that song really ignited the crowd. Straight away it became a fan favourite,” says Lauren.
Floodhounds have played live all over the country and put on their own headline shows, playing sets on the festival circuit at Isle Of Wight Festival, Brighton Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and Tramlines fringe, as well as played sold out support slots with the likes of Kid Kapichi, The Blinders, PINS, Projector, King Nun, Strange Bones & Calva Louise. The band have also ventured abroad to play in Paris twice at the iconic Parisian venues Supersonic and Le Truskel.
Upcoming 2023 gigs
21 JAN – Derby – Dubrek Studios w/ Villanelle & The Northern Wonder
30 JAN – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda w/ Trampolene
04 FEB – Portsmouth – Icebreaker Festival
24 FEB – Rotherham – Magna
03 MAR -Shoreditch, Roadtrip & The Workshop, London (Headline)
24 MAR – Sheffield – Sidney & Matilda – (Headline)
02 APR – Derby – Hairy Dog – (Headline)
Tickets available for purchase here.