Glasgow’s THE KUNDALINI GENIE pack a trippy psych-gaze punch on ‘Half In, Half Out’
Glasgow-based psychedelic rock’n’roll 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 band’s guitarist Louis Martin.
Mixed by Jason Shaw (Cambodian Space Project, Frankie Teardrop, Sonic Jesus, Aerofall) and mastered by RIDE’s 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 aren’t nice. People who think they’re better than you, or too cool for you, or higher and mightier than you, it’s 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 . He’s 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, 60’s 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.
“Half In, Half Out”
The Kundalini Genie
[October 4, 2021]
psychedelic rock, experimental, rock & roll, garage, indian classical,
Base: Glasgow, UK
Label / Booking / Press:
OX4 Sound – Shameless Promotion PR
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