Simon Maclaren, formerly of LOVES UGLY CHILDREN and THE SUBLIMINALS, new band is called PSYCHIC MAPS – a sonic pop punk three piece based in Wellington. Simon Maclaren (gat, vox), Ciaran Pascoe (Bass) and Victor Doppleganger (Drums).
Check out their single Never Gonna Hold You Now, below – it’s noisy and scungey in the most awesome of ways – I dig how it’s equally propulsive yet slack at the same time in a perfect in-perfect off-kilter balance.
Word is that they are headed to Auckland to play a show in early December too!
Whammy – Saturday Dec 8th with support from Sports and Hypnic Jerk (a garage pop outfit led by a founding member of Maclaren’s post-Subs band Sleepers Union)