Scowl Released Video For “Psychic Dance Routine”

Photo by Alice Baxley

Just nine days away from their highly-anticipated EP, Psychic Dance Routine (Flatspot Records), Scowl share the title-track in what marks one the band’ most vulnerable and pivotal songs yet. On “Psychic Dance Routine”, Scowl emphasize their capability of writing a striking indie-alternative song filled with breathy vocals, lush melodies, and a fundamental introspective for the entire EP. There’s an innate sense of cool to the track, channeling acts like Sonic Youth and Hole, as vocalist Kat Moss grapples with identity-driven lyrics over vitalizing guitar lines. The video for the song follows the storyline set with previous singles “Opening Night” and “Shot Down”. Directed by guitarist Malachi Greene and choreographed by Bridget Smith, it’s a stunning visual that you can watch here now.

On writing “Psychic Dance Routine”, Kat stated: “My perspective of being consumed as the version of myself that is “performing” has shifted dramatically, while simultaneously grappling the experience of being a feminine artist in a world that doesn’t always take you seriously.

I made an effort to change perspectives back and forth lyrically because I felt that would have the most impact with the message I was trying convey. ‘She’ll never be your animal, she’s got her own personal hell.”’ In its simplest form I’m explaining that nobody can corner me into their perception of who I am and that I’ve got my own shit to deal with. By using ‘She’ I’m making it clear that I’m also speaking about a feminine experience. ‘Can’t handle your control, think of the love I’d give.’ is me begging the listener to relinquish the grip they have on me and questioning if they’ll allow me to be the earnest and vulnerable person I truly am.”

Scowl has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most vivid and hard-working acts in the rock world. Since the release of their debut album, How Flowers Grow in late 2021, the band has become a powerful force to be reckoned with. Lauded for its reality-driven, aggressive blend of hardcore-punk, the critically-acclaimed album opened up new doors for the band. On Psychic Dance Routine, Scowl move far beyond the confines of what a typical “hardcore” band is considered, creating innovative song structures and personable lyrics. Recorded and mixed by Grammy nominated producer Will Yip (L.S. Dunes, Title Fight, Turnover), the EP finds Scowl continuing to push the boundaries of their sound and artistic presence. As the band puts it, “it’s like Negative Approach meets The Breeders.”

The band just wrapped up a sold out tour across the United States and Canada with Show Me The Body, Jesus Piece, Zulu, and TRiPP JONES. Next, they’ll head to New York for EP release shows at Rough Trade NYC and Flatspot World, before setting to the desert to perform at Coachella. Showing absolutely no signs of slowing down, the band has a UK tour set to start in late April, will head to Australia for the first time in late May for shows with Speed and Sunami, a California tour with Circle Jerks in July, and festival performances across the globe. Appearances include Reading and Leeds, Sick New World, Back On The Map, Outbreak, Sonic Blast, Furnace Fest, and more. Full dates below.

Tour Dates:

4/6- New York, NY @ Rough Trade NYC

4/8 – Brooklyn, NY – Flatspot World @ The Monarch

4/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella

4/26 – Sheffield, UK @ Yellow Arch w/ Pest Control

4/27 – Southampton, UK @ Joiners w/ Pest Control

4/28 – London, UK @ The Dome w/ Pest Control

429 – Brighton, UK @ One Church w/ Out of Love

4/30 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange w/ Out of Love

5/1 – Leeds, UK @ Key Club w/ Out of Love

5/2 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo w/ Out of Love

5/3 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega w/ Out of Love

5/6 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Bamboozle

5/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sick New World

w/ Speed + Sunami

5/25 – Adelaide, AUS @ Lion Arts Factory

5/26 – Melbourne, AUS @ Prince Bandroom

5/27 – Melbourne, AUS @ Stay Gold

5/30 – Newcastle, AUS @ The Newcastle Hotel

5/31 – Gold Coast, AUS @ Vinnie’s Dive Bar

6/01 – Brisbane, AUS @ The Zoo

6/03 – Sydney, AUS @ Back On The Map Vol. 2

6/23-25 – Manchester, UK @ Outbreak Fest

w/ Circle Jerks

7/18 – Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theatre

7/19 – Arcata, CA @ Arcata Theatre Lounge

7/20 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

7/22 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

7/27-29 – Xixón, Spain @ Tsunami Xixón Festival

8/10-12 – Ancora, Potrugal @ Sonic Blast Festival

8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

8/27 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

9/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Furnace Fest





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