The LOS TONES – ” Psychotropic “

Posted: August 30, 2015 in MUSIC
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Reminds me of one of the first psych bands I loved,  this has a better twist, love these dudes definatly my favorite track is “Buchanan Hammer”It’s no secret that ‘Australian music is booming right now and especially on the garage front. Ramshackle mind-obliterating LP’s have been released recently from the likes of The Frowning Clouds, Straight Arrows and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard seem to pop up with a new album every few months . But there’s a new contendor in the ring, and thats Los Tones, they’re from Sydney, get around ’em quick smart, because these guys are going to be doing a little bit of alright in the next few years, especially if they can maintain the momentum of their debut album.

‘Psychotropic’ is a record with serious brawl, thudding bass lines intermingling with 60’s guitars at a dangerous pace. It’s surf rock placed in a criminal context. It’s slightly deranged, a little bit psychotic, but very, very fun.

Really diggin’ the retro vibes and backed up by real quality songs. Its Heavy, Catchy. Makes you want to move. This is the type of Garage Rock psychedelic I like . Very much in the Alah La’s territory Psychotropic is the debut album by Sydney band the Los Tones, released 01 October 2014

This record thrives on the freak-outs, of which there are plenty.  everyone’s going to have a favourite, and my personal heartbreaker is the melting guitar solos and organ inflections of “Cry”.  Some of you might like the tingling pelvis swaying in “Buchanan Hammer”, others can live off the rapid-fire boogie  of “Waste of Space”, a track that takes Drunk Mums’ depraved excitement and injects it with the soundtrack from a Quentin Tarantino film.

This is a rock ‘n’ roll record, through and through. Every moment is scorched in blazing hot guitar, the entrails of all other genres laid bare in the wake of this destructive album. Some might say that there could be a lack of diversity, but instead of that, I view it as a lack of spreading the energy. The closest thing that Los Tones get to an “average” pace is the charming and snarling “Ordinary Man”, which is still quite the bombast. 


To make some coin while on our 2015 Brazil/Euro tour we will be releasing a limited pressing Tour 7″, with an unreleased track, Witch Hazel. Stay tuned for more details, but will be putting up a small number for pre-sale.

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