Sometimes you hear something and it takes you by surprise. You see the name/cover and you think one thing. Then when you hear it, you get something else that makes you think “What the hell was that?” This is exactly what happened when I played Pyramid’s debut song House.
The cover is stark and minimal. A small white triangle on a black back ground with the word Pyramid written below it. This gives nothing away. Is it acid techno? Could it be some drone? Is it some neo-prog (given the penchant for bands to parody Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon album cover)? Or is it something else entirely? Is it lo-fi hip-hop? Or is it just some bog-standard indie with a lazy cover? What you actually get is something far more interesting, and thus more enjoyable.
After the first opening bars it’s hard to gage is this is a band from the 1960’s, that has laid dormant until someone found some old tapes, a-la The Dragons, or if this is a new band who love making retro sounding music. After doing some digging, Pyramids are a new band and their debut EP is on its way. Which is handy as this slice of bubble gum psych is something we all need to hear a lot more of.