The Sheffield trio continue to shine on their emphatic latest single.
As music changes and evolves throughout the years, it feels like there will always be a place for thoughtful, fuzzy guitar rock with soaring hooks and a swaggering sense of bravado and brashness, and Sheffield’s FloodHounds are a band that are more than happy to take up that mantle.
On their latest single ‘Psychosemantics’, the outfit continue to establish the hard-edged sensibilities of their sound, melding infectious melodies with a sense of grit and rawness that there really is no substitute for. Take the swagger and melodic nature of the Arctic Monkeys and swap out the cutesy niceties for the brash, distorted edge and huge riffs of cleopatrick and you’re on about the right lines of how the track feels, replicating the chaos of its narrative within its uninhibited, melodic carnage. ‘Psychosemantics’ is dark, immersive and colossal in its all-encompassing nature, a real statement from the Yorkshire trio.
“The theme is dealing with the external chaos that you can sometimes find yourself thrown into without warning,” says songwriter Jack Flynn. “The line ’Get me out of this, Why’d you get me into this,’ sparked it off, that’s the genesis of the song. Sometimes these situations are your own doing, sometimes they are somebody else’s, and even though you can see it coming, the allure of the chaos can get you hooked in before you realise you’re bang in the middle of it. An uplifting chorus opens up the song, reminding you about how a bit of space to breathe is often all you need”