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Antwerp based band Psy’Aviah brings open-minded electronic music with energy, heart and soul. Their sound is best described as "eclectric" as they fuse several genres and into their own musical world.Read More...
Experimentation is one of the main philosophies of Psy’Aviah. This is portrayed by both incorporating different genres into their own sound and by the different collaborations they have done over the years: from poetry with Suzi Q. Smith and Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242), to EBM power-pop with Jennifer Parkin (Ayria), trip-hop & lush warm vocals by Kyoko Baertsoen (ex-Hooveprhonic & Lunasxcape), covered by Chaos all Stars ft. Mona Roukachi, and even to Enya-esque reminders with Kristell Lowagie.
Due to this varied pallet in both music and lyrics, the band fits well on different stages: from main-stream pop, rock and electronic festivals, as well as more gothic, EBM and experimental oriented shows.
Formed in 2003, but mainly focusing on experimenting and playing live shows, the band really took form in 2007 when they released their first album “Creationism”. Shortly after that release Psy’Aviah was signed to “Alfa Matrix” records and with them they released the albums “Entertainment Industries” (2008), “Eclectric” / “Eclectricism (2CD Limited Edition)” (2010), “Into The Game DJEP” featuring Ayria (2011), “Introspection ~ Extrospection” / “Restrospection” (2CD Limited Edition)” (2011), “Contraspection” (Digital Only Release) (2011) and “OK / Virtual Gods DJEP” (2012) with remixes by Jan Vervloet, M.I.K.E., Radical G, NUDE, and more…
Renewing their contract in 2012 the band worked on releasing the concept (mini)-album "Future Past" (2013) and a single/remix EP "Our Common Future ft. Kyoko Baertsoen" (2014) to mark the new "Era" of Psy'Aviah: collaborating once again with a lot of new artists to bring variety in the vocal palette. At the moment Psy'Aviah is working on a new full length album.
The band was initially founded in 2003 by producer and composer Yves Schelpe. In 2007 he was joined by vocalist Emélie Nicolaï and guitarists Kristof De Clerck (2007-2011) and Ben Van de Cruys (2011-...). From 2013 on with the album "The Xenogamous Endeavour" the project moved away from a tradition line-up, and Yves focused back on inviting guest vocalists and musicians on the songs, thus returning back to the roots.
* Played with acts such as Subsonica, IC 434, Emilie Autumn, Implant and 32Crash.
* Played various festivals including SONFest, Delta Festival Hague, Gothic Festival and BIMFest.
* Collaborated with Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242), Jennifer Parkin (Ayria) and IC 434 (Geert de Wilde).
* Banned by YouTube for supposedly explicit content in their videoclip for “Moments feat. Suzi Q. Smith)”.
* Asked to participate in the Microsoft Windows 7 marketing with the song “Tired”.
* Played live inside an internet-banner for a DEXIA campaign with the song “Tired”.
* Music (“Fear”) used for footage of the “Dirty Dancing” fashion show with clothing of Nicky Vankets, Othello and hair products of Paul Mitchell.
* Scored a top 20 entry in the “BBC Next Big Thing” contest. Among the judges were Tori Amos, Nina de Man and Nitin Sawhney.
* Won the weekly Studio Brussel’s demopoll in 2003 with the unreleased song “The Future of The Sun”.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- In Silence - 19,071 plays
- Mine (Endzeit Mix) - 7,891 plays
- No Excuse - 10,806 plays
- LyricsI'm tired of talking and explaining how I feel
I'm tired of defending myself to the world
Many things you don't know, because I don't tell them anymore
It's too difficult to explain, the story falls apart
Words are crumbles, little pieces of a puzzel, no beginning
- Anger Management - 7,241 plays
- OK - 7,339 plays
- Something Evil - 10,031 plays
- Into The Game (feat. Ayria) - 6,909 plays
- Sweet Hard Revenge - 6,980 plays
- WTF - 5,244 plays