Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight
TRIPPY WICKED RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Trippy Wicked & The Cosmic Children Of the Knight have just released a doomed out cover of Seasick Steve’s “Things Go Up”
Bassist Dicky King commented “I had never heard the original by Seasick Steve, but when Chris and Pete played it to me I loved it. We ran through this version and straight away it had that “Trippy touch” to it, while keeping close to the original. Pete’s vocals worked really with that southern sound and the riffs and drums were full on heavy with a hint of groove. I used to forget the name of the track and always say “let’s do Up & Down” which of course set me up for taking some stick. The song would go down well in a live set too and many a time people would be shouting out for us to play it, so we must have been doing something right with our take on it.”
Listen to the track here: http://smarturl.it/ThingsGoUp?IQid=c
TRIPPY WICKED RELEASE “HARK AT YOU”
To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album “Movin On” TRIPPY WICKED & THE COSMIC CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT have just released “Hark At You”.
Drummer Chris West commented “Hark at You was a song we were often playing live around the time of Movin On. I don’t remember if we’d already decided not to include it on the album by the time we were mixing but we treated the mix a little different to most of the others. It’s mostly mono guitar on the track with extra guitar/stereo stuff happening during the slower parts. The drums are also slightly off to one side to make a bit of room in the mix. For me at the time it seemed a little too rough sounding, but listening to it now I love how raw and gnarly it is.”
Listen to the track here: https://trippywicked.fanlink.to/Hark
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight recently announced original drummer Chris West is back in the band after a five-year departure. Given that the band also announced they were writing new material, you would be forgiven for asking why they are now releasing material from a decade ago.
Well, October 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the band’s debut album, Movin On. During the recording session at Chuckaluma Studios (most noted for being the studio Electric Wizard recorded Dopethrone and Let Us Pray), Trippy Wicked recorded some songs that either didn’t get an official release or have never been heard.
To mark the anniversary Trippy Wicked are releasing these songs as singles and the first of these comes in the form of “Evil’. The song had appeared on an earlier demo but this version gets the full ‘blown out amps committed to tape’ treatment that Chuckalumba does so well.
Singer Pete Holland commented on the inspiration behind “Evil”:
“Evil is about the oppression from forces that try to dictate how you should live your life, and trying to break that train of thought to be free to imagine the life you want.”
About Trippy Wicked:
Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight sit under the ever expanding umbrella of stoner doom and surrounding genres, starting with a core of distilled Sabbath riffs the band comfortably add in rock, blues and acoustic guitar as the songs require. Lyrical themes can reach odes to those that have passed in one direction and good old fashioned drinking sing-alongs in the other.
As the band’s full title suggests, Trippy Wicked like to enjoy themselves. Live gigs are always a good time for the band and the fans. Notable performances include opening up the first Desertfest in London and a handful of tours with the USA’s Stone Axe and Germany’s Wight.
The early years of Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight are a mix of lineup changes, demos, gigs to empty rooms and stylistic development. Throughout that time the constants of founding members Pete Holland (guitar, vocals) and Chris West (drums), a DIY ethic, and a gut feeling they were onto something worth pursuing remained true. Early 2019 saw the reformation of the ‘not quite original but longest serving lineup’ of Holland and West with later addition bassist Dicky King. (West having previously quit the band in 2013 before his return.)
Along with the announcement of the lineup change, Trippy Wicked also noted they are writing their third full length album and will return to playing live after a two-year break.
Trippy Wicked – Things Go Up (Seasick Steve cover)
Trippy Wicked – Hark at You
Trippy Wicked – Evil
Trippy Wicked – Hillbilly Moonshine
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Band location – London England