If you’re in the mood for some trippy 70s proggy rock with its roots firmly planted in the occult, you’ve come to the right place as the Scottish ensemble Lucid Sins prepare to cast a spell with their latest album Cursed!. Featuring eight incantations, with a distinctive nod to the retro rock of Witchcraft, it’ll be unleashed on Monday 3rd May via Totem Cat Records.
And today, prior to its official release, we can bring you their new studio album in its entirety, so click play below, and let Lucid Sins entice you into the magickal realm of Cursed!
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Seven years after their masterful debut album Occultation, Scottish 70s psychedelic and progressive rockers Lucid Sins are finally ready to deliver their new studio full-length Cursed!, due out 3rd May on Totem Cat Records.
From the riff-centric and silky 70s occult and psychedelic hymns of their impressive 2015 debut full-length Occultation, the Glasgow-based duo has morphed into a bigger and more ambitious beast to craft their sophomore album Cursed!. Inviting various musicians from their entourage to hop on the Lucid Sins train, the group delivers an organic and intrinsically more progressive 8-track, fueled by an intoxicating dose of keys and violins, liquid-fingered and at time jazz-tinged riffage and Andreas Jonsson‘s overdubbed vocals, harking back to the likes of Wishbone Ash, Blue Öyster Cult or even The Doors in their more entrancing meanderings. With a surrealistic artwork from Britain’s early 20th century illustrator Alan Odle, Cursed! makes for a must-have piece of 70s progressive rock.
Lucid Sins is Ruaraidh Sanachan and Andreas Johnsson, the heads who brought an explosive freeform psychedelia to Glasgow’s live scene through their first band Moon Unit. With their Totem Cat Records debut Oscillation (2015) – not to mention their stellar cover of Medusa’s Black Wizard – the Scottish duo drew attention to their darkness-tinged brand of 70s psych and classic rock, making a storming entrance among their proto-metal peers Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Witchcraft or Dead Meadow. Oscillation draped itself in a stunning Alasdair Gray sleeve, which set the tone for their occult-driven ventures. In 2021, Lusic Sins return to the scene forefront with their sophomore full-length Cursed!, to be issued on 3rd May through independent Britanny-based powerhouse Totem Cat Records.
01. Joker’s Dance
02. The Serpentine Path
03. Sun and the Moon
04. The Devil’s Sign
06. Snake Eyes
07. By Your Hand
08. The Forest
Lucid Sins on Cursed! is:
Andreas Jonsson – Vocals & Guitar
Joe Gallagher – Guitar
Martin ‘Eggy Beard’ McKenna – Violin
Ruaraidh Sanachan – Guitar, Bass, Keys and Percussion
Sondre Berge Endegal – Bass
Stuart Coleman – Keys
Lucid Sins and their latest opus Cursed! releases Monday 3rd May via Totem Cat Records, preorders for the CD and vinly are available over on the labels webstore.