Psycho 44 is a stoner/garage rock band with electronic influences that hail from Antwerp, Belgium. The band’s biggest inspirations are DFA 1979, Barkmarket, QOTSA, Kaiser Forte and Team America.
After reaching the finals of HUMO’s Rock Rally in 2010, they self-released their debut EP “Demon” in 2011 that was produced by Triggerfinger’s Mr Paul. The first tracks of that EP, “All My Demons Have Distortion” & “My Gomorrah” both scored well in the Studio Brussel’s listener’s chart, De Afrekening.
In support of this EP they toured through Belgium and The Netherlands. At the start of 2012, Psycho 44 began writing their debut album. Recordings with producer Stéphane Misseghers (dEUS & Soulwax) started in February at the Jet Studios.
In April the band went to London to mix the record with Adam Noble, who’s currently also producing and mixing the upcoming Placebo record. In April the band also supported Palma Violets at their energetic Charlatan show. Recordings concluded in June when Dick Beetham finished mastering. The first single “Surfer Shell” off of the upcoming debut album was released at the end of June. After which the band supported Queens Of The Stone Age and opened the Marquee stage at the wonderful Pukkelpop festival.