Esben & The Witch’s Daniel Copeman has signed Brighton three-piece Hypnotized to his label Love Thy Neighbour (Abi Wade, Us Baby Bear Bones & A Lily).
Named after a Spacemen 3 track , Hypnotized is made up of Robbie Wood, Robin White & Paul Whelan. The trio will release a 5-track EP called ‘Telesto’ on March 24th on CD and digital download. I’m pleased to unveil their new psychedelic video ‘Ghost Walk’, together with a private streaming link to the EP (for your ears only). Created by Eva Bowan & Robin White, the video works across several different media like music, painting, video, digital art, glitch, collage etc. Eva Bowan creates captivating surreal worlds and electronic soundscapes inviting on an introspective journey. Her works are a mixture of dreams, hidden fantasies, haunting fears, observing the nature and overanalysing the world around and within.
10th March - Green Door Store, Brighton (Telesto EP Launch) with Speak Galactic & Occult Hand. 7pm - 10pm. FREE ENTRY
13th March - Old Blue Last, London (Telesto EP Launch) with Flamingods & Caveman Genius. 8pm. FREE ENTRY
'Ghost Walk' has an eerie, unsettling atmosphere...like Wu Lyf but without the hype. Clash Magazine
The lead track from Telesto is a reverb drenched, echo bounce, outer space vibe, tune. the corresponding video is a moving collage Sergeant Pepper himself would be proud of. NYLON Magazine
Hypnotized (named after a Spacemen 3 track) are an experimental outfit from Brighton, UK, that formed after old friends Robbie Wood & Robin White met Paul Whelan in October 2011. The trio bonded over their shared interest in psychedelic sounds, which ultimately lead to the evolution of Hypnotized. Using what equipment they had around them, they began making improvised drone jams, soundscapes and intense drum loops.
Hypnotized spent most of 2012 recording in the studio and buying an eclectic range of equipment such as handmade Japanese oscillators, 80’s Keyboards & Percussion. After releasing a few self-released recordings and remixes, they spent the past year playing shows with the likes of Islet, Flamingods, Clipping, Speak Galactic and TRAAMS.
Hypnotized have built a formidable reputation for their live shows, using warped visuals, strobes, face paint and masks making their shows intense and unpredictable. Their influences range from Electronica, Krautrock, Hip-Hop, Dub, Noise, Space Rock, and Psychedelia.
Title: ‘Telesto’ EP
Label: Love Thy Neighbour
Release Date: March 24th
Format: CD | Digital
2. Ghost Walk
4. Vanity Of Names
5. Fun Wings