HELICON – ” Fuzz Club Session “

Posted: December 1, 2020 in MUSIC
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On December 18th, Glasgow’s Helicon will release their long-overdue Fuzz Club Session. Following the release of the video for ‘The Sun Also Rises’ last week, the band are now sharing the video for a brand new, previously-unreleased track called ‘Permo’, the second original track to be releases as part of the session after they announce the session LP with ‘Il Bacio Di Guida’. With more still to come, you can stream the video for ‘Permo’ – as well as all the other videos from the session released so far.

Recorded live at Dystopia Studios with their trusted producer Luigi Pasquini (Trembling Bells, The Cosmic Dead) and released on 180gm vinyl alongside a series of videos, the incoming Fuzz Club Session LP captures the band’s heady psych-rock sound at its finest: a far-out amalgamation of strung-out sitars, riotous walls of fuzzy feedback and cosmic synths that’s all bolstered by the live energy that the band are renowned for and has been impossible to justly capture on wax, until now.

Talking about the session, guitarist and vocalist John-Paul Hughes says: “It was good fun teaming up with Luigi, Omar and Melanie again having worked with them at a different studio for our second album. Their new Dystopia studio in Partick, Glasgow, is in the process of being turned into a full multimedia venue. It’s a cool space and you can really see the potential it has in the big live room we used to record the session.”

He continues: “We shot the live session in one day, playing a mixture of songs from the ‘Chaos’ album and a couple of new, unreleased tracks: ‘Il Bacio Di Giuda’ and  ‘Permo’. Our old friend Billy Docherty (Filth Spector) joined us on bass as our usual bass player Mark couldn’t commit having just become a Dad for the first time. He was still there for the session and played that haunting little piano intro in the first track and video teaser. Look closely and you can see his new baby boy’s shoes on top of the piano as he’s playing, next to a satanic goat head right enough so make of that what you will.

“Another mate of ours, Mark O’Donnell (Tomorrow Syndicate), also joined us for this performance on synths, freeing Graham up for a bit of sitar action. Harrison Reid and the Tape Rituals team did a great job capturing the mood of the music on film. Big thanks to all the guys at Dystopia, Tape Rituals and Casper and the team at Fuzz Club. We’re a lucky bunch of buggers to get to make music with you all. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Helicon’s Fuzz Club Session is due for release December 18th

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