Punk-infused rock band, Psychocide, drop their debut album, Alcohol & Bad Decisions, out today March 3, 2017. Engineered by Christian Cummings (U2, Blink-182, Switchfoot, The Used), the album tells the story of a variety of characters that will eventually star in a future comic book.
Psychocide stemmed from Goldwyn Thandrayen’s (vocal, guitar) solo project, The Goldwyn Experiment, which was based purely on collaboration with different artists. When moving to NYC from Scotland in 2011, he wanted to put together a band that would not only play some of the songs off his solo record but write new ones that together would create its own style. This launched the band’s first single “Street Named Desire,” recorded in 2013. After a few reincarnations and stints as a solo artist, Goldwyn was once again working on his new solo jazz record, “The Goldwyn Experiment -Avenue A,” in San Diego CA as well as materials that would lead up to Alcohol & Bad Decisions. During the mixing session, a guitar solo caught the attention of engineer Christian Cummings, who was then curious to hear more guitar driven songs, thus reviving Psychocide as a full-band project. Goldwyn then moved to Montreal in August 2016 to put together the current line up with Wilson Li (drums), Joey Blais (guitar) and Charlie Chain (bass).
Keep your eyes peeled for more from Psychocide, as they introduce more characters from their album over the next few months and spread their sound internationally.