Inspired by nights gigging and partying in underground London clubs, Beside Myself is the new track from Sister Psychosis and is a snapshot of halcyon times, laced with all the promise of their return in 2021. Comprising songwriter & vocal powerhouse Amanda May and guitarist wunderkindChops, the UK-Canadian duo transcend borders to make sparks fly on their first studio outing together. The band spoke with The Fountain about their debut track out on Creation 23, and their plans for the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Beside Myself?
We’re pretty amazed at the response we’ve had for Beside Myself. Before it was even released, we were already getting BBC radio plays which was a dream come true. I feel like I’ve been glued to my phone answering comments and DMs from people around the world offering their love and support. It’s a great feeling, especially since we are under lockdown.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
Some of the reviews I’ve read about the track really sum it up better than I ever could! The track takes me back to my days in London’s underground clubs when I was craving wild adventures and finding them. That’s where the lyrics came from. I guess to sum it up I’d say it’s a sassy rock n’ roll track.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
There are two songs on our 7-inch. Into Your Memory is coming out on the 29th of January. We’re really excited for the world to hear it. It’s pretty different from Beside Myself and we’re looking forward to showing people our range while staying true to our rock n’ roll roots. What happens after that is up to Coronavirus! We can’t wait to get back to playing shows.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
The Social in London will always have a special place in our hearts because it’s where we played our first shows and really got on our feet. The staff there are brilliant as well (shout-out to Tall Paul!). It would be really fun to play the Boogaloo again some day too. That’s where we did our last show in London and it was a proper fucking party!