Say Psych: Premiere: Druid Fluids – Sour’s Happy Fantasy

On new single ‘Sour’s Happy Fantasy’, Adelaide / Kaurna based psych rockers Druid Fluids flex their ability at writing fuzzed out psychedelia with touches of mystical ambient tranquillity that flies between Black Sabbath and Hobo Rocket era Pond. This track comes off the back of recent single ‘Into Me I See’ which saw the band tour the east coast of Australia and appear at festivals including Vintage Vibes alongside King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Babe Rainbow, Middle Kids and more.

The SA based psychedelic explorers have quickly built a reputation for electrifying live shows across their multiple Australian tours which have seen them nominated for a SAMA (South Australian Music Award) as well as support bands including Wolfmother, Pseudo Mind Hive and more.

Across this new song, there is a swirling mix of fuzzy guitars ripping through a classic Doom styled riff that then opens up and reveals lead singer and band leader Jamie Andrews’ harmonious, reverberated vocals. With enormous drum fills and equally bombastic bass riffs, the song is one of the more heavier tracks from the psych rock outfit that has grown a reputation for transcendental live shows filled with psychedelic visuals and equally left-of-field sonic journeys.

Speaking on the conception of the song, Jamie says “I wrote the riff for this song on an acoustic guitar in my bedroom, and I knew pretty soon that it needed to become quite heavy and fuzz saturated. After playing it with the band it soon became a centrepiece of our live act. This track was produced in my home studio, with Eli Biles on drums and Jess Foenander on backing vocals.The song paints the effects of media constructing our reality; one that encourages wilful ignorance and solipsism. ‘Sour’s Happy Fantasy’ shows a character in the throes of dissociation while peering through the media lens. The extended version of the track will be released with the album.”

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