Sydney Psych-Rockers Turtle Skull Announce Debut Album, Share Lead Single ‘Eden’
Written by Tom Williams on 3rd May, 2018
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Sydney psych-rockers Turtle Skull have announced the forthcoming release of their self-titled debut album, arriving via Art As Catharsis on 17th May.
The album of self-described “flower doom” — influenced by the likes of Sleep, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Black Mountain — is “about layers and textures”, according to frontman Dean McLeod.
“Closing your eyes and seeing how deep you can go, really getting in touch with each individual sound and movement,” he says.
“You can say so much with just one note or sound if you focus on the texture of it, the way it warbles, vibrates and oscillates. Ultimately it’s about mind expansion through music – I want to facilitate a moving experience for the listener and the audience.”
In the lead up to the album’s release, Turtle Skull have shared the record’s fuzzy lead single ‘Eden’.
“The song is directly inspired by an experience my girlfriend Rachel and I had while we were travelling the year before last,” McLeod says.
“We had just arrived in Arizona and, through some wild synchronicities, we met a wonderful man who took us under his wing and invited us to some really incredible hot springs out in the desert.
“We had a night hanging out sharing stories with him under the stars in the middle of nowhere and the song kind of explains what happened. A lot of the inspiration for the band actually came from that time away.”
Stream ‘Eden’ in full, below.