as some of you might have already seen, many Ukrainian bands had to cancel their spring tour recently. With all regret we have to say – we are no exception.
The war russia wages on our country is still on, and we still have a martial law in place which means difficult times for men to leave the country. Recently the rules for getting the permission to temporary leave have become more strict and we are unable to collect all the necessary documents in time and even if so – wouldn’t have a guarantee to be granted a permit.
This means we have to cancel our shows on tour with Psychlona this May.
We will come back as soon as it becomes possible.
SOMALI YACHT CLUB is a psychedelic stoner rock trio from Lviv, Ukraine. Started in 2010 as the idea of members of different Lviv bands to jam together, became a main band for all members soon. In 2011 self-released the demo EP called Sandsongs. Played numerous shows in Ukraine and shared stage with bands like Elder, Kadavar, Red Fang, The Machine, Stoned Jesus, Mars Red Sky and others. First album „The Sun“ was been released on September 11, 2014 (Robustfellow). After 2015 release of LP „The Sun“ (Bilocation Records) went on first European tour with Ethereal Riffian (UA). In 2018 was released second album „The Sea“ (Robustfellow, Bilocation Records). Went on tours after this with „Straytones“ (UA), „Stoned Jesus“(UA). Played at Void, Swamp, Keep It Low and Garmonbozia festivals.
PSYCHLONA was born in Bradford, England during the summer of 2016, emerging from the ashes of various bands from the area. The sound quickly found its natural path taking influences from all things punk rock, the California desert rock scene, 60s/70s hard rock and psychedelia, and pretty much everything else in between. Fast forward to August 2020, and with an acclaimed debut album [Mojo Rising – 2018] already under their belts, the sophomore album Venus Skytrip (Ripple Music/Cursed Tongue Records) was unleashed to rave reviews across the board, landing straight in at number one on the Doom Charts and ranking highly on numerous end-of-year lists from notable publications, including number two on the Doom Charts 2020 list, behind only Lowrider. Vinyl copies of the album sold out during the pre-order phase and is currently on its third pressing through Blues Funeral Recordings. Psychlona signed with Psycho Waxx – the in-house label from Psycho Las Vegas – in 2021, and third album Palo Verde became the first non-compilation release on the emergent label in August 2022. The new album has received critical acclaim, including the band’s second 10/10 review in Powerplay Magazine.