Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight Premiere “75 What the Hell” Video

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Tomorrow, May 26, Trippy Wicked and the Cosmic Children of the Knight will issue Lost Songs, a two-songer double-A-side seven-inch with material originally intended for use on a 2011 split with Dopefight that never came to fruition, not the least because that band called it quits. Still missed. Anyhoozle, it’s the first Trippy Wicked standalone offering since their 2013 EP, Underground (review here), and their second outing through HeviSike Records behind last year’s Guppy split/collaboration with Gurt (review here). They mark its coming by today unveiling a new video for the song “75 What the Hell.”

Over the years, we’ve heard Trippy Wicked — guitarist/vocalist Peter Holland, bassist Dicky King and drummer Chris West — cover a pretty wide range of sonic terrain. trippy wicked lost tracksTheir earlier material on 2009’s Movin’ On (review here) explored a kind of semi-Southern heavy rock, and over time they gradually took on a more aggressive edge, resulting in a particularly metallic feel for the songs on Underground. “75 What the Hell,” which would’ve preceded their 2012 second album, Going Home (review here), once again turns expectation on its head by featuring a two-minute punker blast built off an almost Karma to Burn-style riff. It’s got a hook to be sure, but Holland‘s vocals are blown-out in a way that’s way more Helmet-style noise rock than one would think. I guess sometimes you just have to belt one out.

“75 What the Hell” comes accompanied on the platter by “In a Bottle,” and it seems like Lost Songs will be a lead-in for the next Trippy Wicked full-length, which would be their first since the aforementioned Going Home. I don’t know the timeline on when one might expect that, but given that it’s already been half a decade, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a rush on it, particularly with Holland keeping busy in Elephant Tree and West (who might be tapped to record even though he’s not currently in the lineup of the band) playing bass in psych-proggers Landskap. Still, as a fan and someone who’s been fortunate enough to see Trippy Wicked live, their next long-player will be welcome whenever it wants to show up. Hell, I’ll be around either way.

Enjoy “75 What the Hell” below, followed by more info from HeviSike about Lost Songs, courtesy of the PR wire:

Trippy Wicked, “75 What the Hell” official video

London-based hard rock / metal trio TRIPPY WICKED & THE COSMIC CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT are set to unleash two previously unheard tracks on 26th May.

When founding member Chris West opened the great vault that is the Trippy Wicked archive, he found two songs that were recorded in 2011 for a planned split release with Brighton sludge act DOPEFIGHT. The two bands couldn’t co-ordinate schedules before Dopefight split up and the songs went on the backburner eventually lost to time. Now exhumed from their digital resting place the songs have been freshly mastered by Tony Reed (MOS GENERATOR) for release by UK label HeviSike Records.

‘Lost Songs’ captures a snapshot at a key period in the band’s evolution and will prove to be essential listening for fans of Trippy Wicked and the wider underground rock & metal community. A promotional video for ’75 What The Hell’ was planned and has now, 6 years later, been completed.

Trippy Wicked are currently writing their next album; their first full-length since 2012’s Going Home. The trio have recently released a split EP ‘GUPPY’ with fellow Londoners GURT, with whom they share current sticksman Bill Jacobs. At the same time as working on Trippy Wicked material, frontman Peter Holland has been gigging extensively across the UK and Europe with new band ELEPHANT TREE, including memorable sets at this year’s Desertfests London & Berlin. Chris West, who also previously played in STUBB alongside Peter, is currently performing bass duties in the psychedelic rock group LANDSKAP.

Regarding the recently completed video for ‘75 What The Hell’, West comments “Because the the songs had been shelved indefinitely I’d actually forgotten about the video we started work on. Releasing these songs has been a great opportunity to finish editing that. The song is a little unusual for the band but the video is 100% in the spirit of Trippy Wicked. I’d also say with the time it took to filming/photograph that last sequence Pete has a solid career as a living statue ahead of him.”

As well as a digital release, Lost Songs will be made available via a limited edition 7” single.

Side A – 75 What The Hell // Side AA – In A Bottle

‘Lost Songs’ credits
Pete Holland: Vocals, Guitar, Tuba
Dicky King: Bass
Chris West: Drums

Recorded by Westminster Brown at Dropout Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Co.
Artwork & Video by Chris West

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