A heavyweight vinyl anthology, including rare and unreleased material from 90s rock’n’rollers Thee Hypnotics, is due out via Beggars Arkive, with an accompanying tour this April.
“Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of The MC5, the corrupting output of The Stooges and the gospel according to The Cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of rock’n’roll was propelled by near punishing decibel levels and a fervour bordering on the evangelical.
Blazing a devastating trail of high-octane thrills and annihilation, Thee Hypnotics occupied a bizarre hinterland that sat somewhere between the British neo-psychedelic scene of the late 80s and the detonation of garage-influenced rock from the Pacific northwest of the early 90s. Little wonder that a band that shone so bright would burn out before the end of the century.”
For the first time in 20 years, the line-up of co-founders Jim Jones (vocals) and Ray Hanson (guitar), with Phil Smith (drums) and Jeremy Cottingham (bass) sees Thee Hypnotics play a reunion tour in April, including 13 in the UK.
March 31 ~ Soundhouse, Leicester
April 1 ~ The Cluny, Newcastle
April 2 ~ Marc Riley BBC 6 Music session, Salford
April 4 ~ Le Pub, Newport
April 5 ~ King Tuts, Glasgow
April 6 ~ Hare & Hounds (Large Room), Birmingham
April 7 ~ Night People, Manchester
April 8 ~ The Albert, Brighton
April 11 ~ The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
April 12 ~ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
April 13 ~ Mirth Marvel Maud, London
April 14 ~ Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
April 15 ~ Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate