Hey Colossus are survivors.
If the psych-rock group were in a horror movie, they'd be the character lurching out of the jungle at the end, blood-splattered and with a chainsaw in their bruised, battered hands.
New album 'The Guillotine' finds the group not only surviving but thriving, with their crunching, skull-splitting three guitar attack slipping into fluid new territory.
“Lyrically this is the strongest - it's hard to not be affected by what's going on in the world” reveals Joe Thompson. “Consequently the music gets more tightly wound around the vocals. If the lyrics were going to be more pointed I wanted the music to be more so also, so I spent time with some classics - (Fugazi’s) Repeater, (Fleetwood Mac’s) Rumours, This Heat's records, and (Crass’) Penis Envy.”
Out on June 2nd via Rocket Recordings, 'The Guillotine' is lead by new cut 'Englishman'. In turn sharp-edged and brutally blunt, it could only come from one band.
Check it out now.
Catch Hey Colossus at the following shows:
4 Brighton Prince Albert
5 Cardiff Full Moon
6 Bristol Old England
11 Nottingham The Maze
12 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
13 Manchester Soup Kitchen
17 London 100 Club
Photo Credit: Julie R Kane