The Psychotic Monks

Private Meaning First

  • The Psychotic Monks - Private Meaning First
27th November 2020 / LP & CD / Fat Cat
“Crawling with moody production and dark, brooding mania, it’s an intense, absorbing listen as dynamics shift from chugging, choking riffs and tense, static noise to melodies that sound like they’re sung through walls by haunted choirs.”

The Psychotic Monks

Private Meaning First


For fans of Sonic Youth, Throbbing Gristle and sick band names.

France’s Psychotic Monks formed in the bleak winter of 2015 and have spent their time since growing a following for their uncompromising and genre-splicing public performances and recordings.

Private Meaning First, their second album, and their first for tastemaker label Fat Cat, was recorded in near total isolation. Composed in the French countryside, in a house far too small and far too cramped, they created a deliberately claustrophobic environment to forge their recordings from.

The Psychotic Monks are a band that fleet between the contortions of The Jesus
Lizard, the looseness of Sonic Youth, the malevolent electronics of Throbbing
Gristle and the organic pulse of Dublin’s Girl Band, but ultimately create
something that feels of their own.

Format /LP & CD
Released /27th November 2020
Catalogue / FATLP159
Barcode / 0600116515919
Label /Fat Cat
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