Bradford City’s self-proclaimed ‘dirty desert rock kebab eating mofos’ Psychlona are rolling-up to  Desertfest next year, dragging their grooving  fuzzed out riffs with them. No stranger to festivals, Psychlona have hosted their own one in Bradford on six occasions so-far called Idle Fest , where they’ve been honing their craft.

The band was started by two old-hands in the local scene, Phil Hey (guitar, vocals) and Dave Wainfor (guitar).  Martyn Birchall (bass) then joined, and after FIVE drummers had succumbed to the usual demises like spontaneous combustion and lightning strikes, they found a keeper in Scott Frankling.

Ripple Music & Cursed Tongue distributed their debut album Mojo Rising which came out in November, taking an instant liking to the Boogie Van-era Fu Manchu and early Orange Goblin vibes, “with occasional fistfuls of Spirit Caravan that all coasts effortlessly past the Sky Valley billboard”.

Psychlona are a no-nonsense band giving fans exactly what they want, heads-down, chugging lysergic heaviness witch takes no prisoners. Classic stoner rock is what Desertfest was built on and we are happy to keep the tradition alive with Pychlona making their first appearance in Camden this year!

Words: Rich Sheppard