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Tryptamines unveil new video for ‘More Unforgotten Friends’!

Posted Thu, 13 Jul 2017


"...a luscious soundscape that

wouldn't seem out of place in an

indie flick."
- The List



“...full of sadness and ambiguous grace." - Podcart



"A truly majestic offering..." - Gigslutz



For Fans of... Nick Cave, Dirty Three, Ian William Craig, Bing & Ruth


Experimental Scottish band Tryptamines have unveiled their brand new video for More Unforgotten Friends, which featured on the highly anticipated concept album, The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way, out now via FitLike Records and available to buy on Bandcamp.

The video premiered on The List and is available to stream via the Tryptamines YouTube channel.



Tryptamines have previously released A Landslide O Tiny Robots, premiering on Gigslutz and 'This Is My Feelings', which premiered on Podcart. Both tracks are available to stream on the Tryptamines Soundcloud page now.

Tryptamines are aiming to build upon their recent success having been voted Best Eclectic EP at the 2016 Independent Music Awards, judged by the likes of Tom Waits, Slayer and Suzanne Vega. It comes as no surprise that some of the world’s most respected musicians voted for the band considering their expansive approach to songwriting, arrangement and recording which has a grandeur more associated with classical music. On The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way, Tryptamines have created an avant chamber-like sound: emotive, affecting and truly beguiling, evoking memories of band's such as Bing & Ruth, Dirty Three and Rachel's.

Written as a concept album, Tryptamines have tried to engage the listener in an almost apocalyptic narrative, apt considering the current mood permeating the day to day lives of many people around the world. Asserting that 1984 was written as a warning rather than an instruction manual, Tryptamines have challenged the listener to think for ones self, not to believe everything that we are fed by a corrupt, corporate media and to resist becoming too reliant on engaging with one another through technological means as opposed to real life experiences. The Name That Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way is a are a cathartic, poignant and, at times, challenging experience knitted together beautifully by the classically trained Callum Peterkin’s talented songwriting ability.

Originally hailing from Buckie on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, Trypatmines are led by composer, multi-instrumentalist and doric poet Callum Peterkin (aka Chemical Callum) and joined by Tom the Noise Monger (vocals, samples, guitars), Tiny Broken Keyboards (echoes, noises), Fox Beats (drums, bass guitar, baritone), Ignatious D Funt (guitar, synth) and Mophamish (sound production, design). Remarkably, the band were almost finished before they had even begun after Callum suffered a horrific injury to his arm in 2011, with doctors advising he would never fully recover due to the nerve damage his arm suffered. However, after battling a painkiller addiction, depression and a cancer scare, Callum battled against the odds to rebuild his arm, his life and music career. Fast forward six years and Tryptamines have established themselves both at home and abroad, performing at a number of psychedelic festivals, releasing several records and, ultimately, gaining recognition at last years Independent Music Awards.

The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way by Tryptamines is out now via FitLike Records and available to buy on Bandcamp.

If you'd like more information about Tryptamines or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Trypatmines release album ‘The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way’!

Posted Fri, 21 Apr 2017


“...full of sadness and ambiguous grace." - Podcart


"A truly majestic offering..." - Gigslutz


For Fans of... Nick Cave, Dirty Three, Ian William Craig, Bing & Ruth

Experimental Scottish band Tryptamines have released their anticipated concept album, The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way via FitLike Records and available to buy on Bandcamp.

Ahead of the album's release, this week the band exclusively shared a first listen of A Landslide O Tiny Robots on Gigslutz. Listen to the track now via the ABoF Soundcloud page.



This followed first single release 'This Is My Feelings', the bands attempt at a mainstream love song and a departure from the rest of the album. The track premiered on Podcart and is available to stream via the ABoF Soundcloud page.



Tryptamines are aiming to build upon their recent success having been voted Best Eclectic EP at the 2016 Independent Music Awards, judged by the likes of Tom Waits, Slayer and Suzanne Vega. It comes as no surprise that some of the world’s most respected musicians voted for the band considering their expansive approach to songwriting, arrangement and recording which has a grandeur more associated with classical music. On The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way, Tryptamines have created an avant chamber-like sound: emotive, affecting and truly beguiling, evoking memories of band's such as Bing & Ruth, Dirty Three and Rachel's.

Written as a concept album, Tryptamines have tried to engage the listener in an almost apocalyptic narrative, apt considering the current mood permeating the day to day lives of many people around the world. Asserting that 1984 was written as a warning rather than an instruction manual, Tryptamines have challenged the listener to think for ones self, not to believe everything that we are fed by a corrupt, corporate media and to resist becoming too reliant on engaging with one another through technological means as opposed to real life experiences. The Name That Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way is a are a cathartic, poignant and, at times, challenging experience knitted together beautifully by the classically trained Callum Peterkin’s talented songwriting ability.

Originally hailing from Buckie on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, Trypatmines are led by composer, multi-instrumentalist and doric poet Callum Peterkin (aka Chemical Callum) and joined by Tom the Noise Monger (vocals, samples, guitars), Tiny Broken Keyboards (echoes, noises), Fox Beats (drums, bass guitar, baritone), Ignatious D Funt (guitar, synth) and Mophamish (sound production, design). Remarkably, the band were almost finished before they had even begun after Callum suffered a horrific injury to his arm in 2011, with doctors advising he would never fully recover due to the nerve damage his arm suffered. However, after battling a painkiller addiction, depression and a cancer scare, Callum battled against the odds to rebuild his arm, his life and music career. Fast forward six years and Tryptamines have established themselves both at home and abroad, performing at a number of psychedelic festivals, releasing several records and, ultimately, gaining recognition at last years Independent Music Awards.

The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way by Tryptamines is out now via FitLike Records and available to buy on Bandcamp.

If you'd like more information about Tryptamines or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Tryptamines release ‘This Is My Feelings’!

Posted Fri, 31 Mar 2017


“...full of sadness and ambiguous

grace."
- Podcart


For Fans of... David Bowie, Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan

Experimental Scottish band Tryptamines are preparing to release their anticipated concept album, The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way, due for release on April 20th 2017 via FitLike Records.

Tryptamines have released 'This Is My Feelings', their attempt at a mainstream love song and a departure from the rest of the album. The track premiered on Podcart and is now available to stream via the ABoF Soundcloud page.



Tryptamines are aiming to build upon their recent success having been voted Best Eclectic EP at the 2016 Independent Music Awards, judged by the likes of Tom Waits, Slayer and Suzanne Vega. It comes as no surprise that some of the
world’s most respected musicians voted for the band considering their expansive approach to songwriting, arrangement and recording which has a grandeur more associated with classical music. On The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way, Tryptamines have created an avant chamber-like sound: emotive, affecting and truly beguiling, evoking memories of band's such as Bing & Ruth, Dirty Three and Rachel's.

Written as a concept album, Tryptamines have tried to engage the listener in an almost apocalyptic narrative, apt considering the current mood permeating the day to day lives of many people around the world. Asserting that 1984 was written as a warning rather than an instruction manual, Tryptamines have challenged the listener to think for ones self, not to believe everything that we are fed by a corrupt, corporate media and to resist becoming too reliant on engaging with one another through technological means as opposed to real life experiences. The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way is a cathartic, poignant and, at times, challenging experience knitted together beautifully by the classically trained Callum Peterkin’s talented songwriting ability.

Originally hailing from Buckie on the Moray Firth coast of Scotland, Trypatmines are led by composer, multi-instrumentalist and doric poet Callum Peterkin (aka Chemical Callum) and joined by Tom the Noise Monger (vocals, samples, guitars), Tiny Broken Keyboards (echoes, noises), Fox Beats (drums, bass guitar, baritone), Ignatious D Funt (guitar, synth) and Mophamish (sound production, design). Remarkably, the band were almost finished before they had even begun after Callum suffered a horrific injury to his arm in 2011, with doctors advising he would never fully recover due to the nerve damage his arm suffered. However, after battling a painkiller addiction, depression and a cancer scare, Callum battled against the odds to rebuild his arm, his life and music career. Fast forward six years and Tryptamines have established themselves both at home and abroad, performing at a number of psychedelic festivals, releasing several records and, ultimately, gaining recognition at last years Independent Music Awards.

The Way Which Can Be Named Is Not The Nameless Way by Tryptamines is out on 20th April 2017 via FitLike Records.

If you'd like more information about Tryptamines or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Tryptamines re-issue Metropolis EP

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2016


For Fans of... Radiohead, CAN, Caribou, Stereolab, Godspeed You! Black Emperor


Tryptamines are delighted to announce the reissue of their conceptual EP Metropolis, out now via Fitlike Records.

Inspired by the Fritz Lang film of the same name, the band's uniquely experimental style is beautifully showcased on the forthcoming single and, to celebrate today's announcement, it is available to stream now via the Fitlike Records bandcamp page or from the embed below.



The band recently release the free download track Nina Shuffles which can be downloaded via the ABoF Soundcloud page or via the embed below.



The EP is based around modern cultures increasingly dependent relationships with machines, questioning both the good and bad facets of these developments and ultimately where this might lead in the not too distant future. As a result, Tryptamines have created a four track EP where each individual song has a feeling so distinct in nature, it's difficult to pin the band down into any one particular genre, as they embrace elements of psychedelia, space rock, post-rock, pop, lounge and experimental rock

Title track and soon to be released single, Metropolis, evokes memories of artists such as Beck and Caribou thanks to its cerebral dream-pop sounds combined expertly with a playful trippiness - a sound that will become synonymous with the band. This experimental yet whimsical sound can also be heard on 'Nina Shuffles' where the affecting influences of CAN and Captain Beefheart are apparent throughout. The other half of the EP has a completely different feeling as Tryptamines continue to push their creative boundaries on the songs 'Why Are There People Like Frank?' and 'Insulin Unmix', stepping boldly into the sprawling, hypnotic and bleak soundscapes of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai.

Formed in Aberdeen by Chemical Callum (piano, guitar, omnichord, hammond organ, vocals), Tom The Noisemonger (vocals, samples, tiny broken keyboards, echoes & noises) and Foxbeef (bass guitar, drums and percussion) the trio have already played a number of psychedelic festivals and gigs around their native Scotland and are currently working on their forthcoming album release in spring 2016.

Metropolis is available to download now via iTunes and the Fitlike Records bandcamp page.

If you'd like more information about Tryptamines or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.

Introducing… Tryptamines!

Posted Thu, 11 Feb 2016


For Fans of... Radiohead, CAN, Caribou, Stereolab, Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Tryptamines are all set to reissue their conceptual EP Metropolis, due for release on 18th March 2016 via Fitlike Records.

You can download their track Nina Shuffles now via the ABoF Soundcloud page or via the embed below.



Inspired by the Fritz Lang film of the same name, the EP is based around modern cultures increasingly dependent relationships with machines, questioning both the good and bad facets of these developments and ultimately where this might lead in the not too distant future. As a result, Tryptamines have created a four track EP where each individual song has a feeling so distinct in nature, it’s difficult to pin the band down into any one particular genre, as they embrace elements of psychedelia, space rock, post-rock, pop, lounge and experimental rock

Title track ‘Metropolis’ evokes memories of artists such as Beck and Caribou thanks to its cerebral dream-pop sounds combined expertly with a playful trippiness - a sound that will become synonymous with the band. This experimental yet whimsical sound can also be heard on ’Nina Shuffles’ where the affecting influences of CAN and Captain Beefheart are apparent throughout. The other half of the EP has a completely different feeling as Tryptamines continue to push their creative boundaries on the songs ‘Why Are There People Like Frank?’ and ‘Insulin Unmix’, stepping boldly into the sprawling, hypnotic and bleak soundscapes of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai.

Formed in Aberdeen by Chemical Callum (piano, guitar, omnichord, hammond organ, vocals), Tom The Noisemonger (vocals, samples, tiny broken keyboards, echoes & noises) and Foxbeef (bass guitar, drums and percussion) the trio have already played a number of psychedelic festivals and gigs around their native Scotland and are currently working on their forthcoming album release in spring 2016.

Metropolis is reissued on 18th March 2016 via Fitlike Records.

If you'd like more information on Tryptamines or our PR services, please email info@abadgeoffriendship.com.