Glasgows THE KUNDALINI GENIE pack a trippy psych-gaze punch on Half In, Half Out


Glasgows THE KUNDALINI GENIE pack a trippy psych-gaze punch on Half In, Half Out

Glasgow-based psychedelic rocknroll collective The Kundalini Genie has revealed the video for their new single Half In, Half Out, the title track from their fifth studio album Half In, Half Out, which was filmed and edited by the bands guitarist Louis Martin.

Mixed by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project, Frankie Teardrop, Sonic Jesus, Aerofall) and mastered by RIDEs Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound Studio in Oxford, this long-player will be released on November 12.

The Kundalini Genie centers around singer-songwriter Robbie Wilson (sitar, guitar, vocals) and also involves Jason Houston (guitar, vocals), Melissa Rennie (guitar, keys, vocals), Lloyd Ledingham (bass, vocals), Louis Martin (guitar, vocals) and Grant Robertson (drums).

"This song is about assholes, really. People who arent nice. People who think theyre better than you, or too cool for you, or higher and mightier than you, its also about when those people inevitably fall short of their own high opinion of themselves and make themselves look a fool, in a nutshell," says Robbie Wilson.

This new album follows their 11:11 album, released via Space Ranch Records (Europe) and Little Cloud Records (USA) in 2020.

"Robbie Wilson (Kundalini Genie) is a total force and a total star in the making . Hes so driven and I loved mastering his record," says Mark Gardener.

Emerging from the nether regions of Glasgow, The Kundalini Genie has been blowing minds globally with music characterised by droning hypnotic fuzz rock, 60s British Invasion-inspired melodies, transcendental sitar, and dreamy, spaced out soundscapes.

Sauntering hypnotic guitars stride steadily forward as the sitar floats along, carrying the subconscious into a benevolent flow and inner journey. Their sonic journey ranges across the spectrum of their own musical influences - The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks, The Beatles, The 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Black Ryder and Black Market Karma.

With live shows involving eclectic displays of voodoo mojo and sound that ripples through the audience like a sonic tranquilizer, the band has performed with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, The Underground Youth, The Myrrors, The Stevenson Ranch Davidians, Triptides, New Candys and Spindrift, in addition to ripping it up at numerous festivals.

The Half In, Half Out single is available everywhere online, including Apple Music and Spotify. The full album will be released digitally, on vinyl-style CD, and on aubergine-coloured 12" vinyl with reverse board artwork. It can be ordered via Bandcamp, where the single is also an instant grat download.

Written by Robbie Wilson
Recorded by Jason Shaw and Robbie Wilson
Mixed by Jason Shaw
Mastered by Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound
Robbie Wilson (vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keys, harmonica)
Jason Houston (guitar, vocals)
Jason Shaw (guitars)
Album artwork by Cyllan Wednesday

Sept 11 Manchester - The White Hotel (with The Telescopes, Dead Rabbits)
Oct 01 Cumbernauld - Cumbernauld Theatre
Oct 26 London - Victoria Dalston (with Black Market Karma)
Oct 27 Glasgow - 13th Note (with Black Market Karma)
Oct 29 Rotherham - TBA
Oct 30 Liverpool - EBGBs (Phantasmagoria)
Nov 04 Birmingham - TBA
Dec 07 Glasgow - Nice N Sleazy (with Firefriend)

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