Psyche Tongues BLK BOX, Toronto ON, June 14

Psyche Tongues BLK BOX, Toronto ON, June 14
Photo: Matt Bobkin
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Toronto's Psyche Tongues kicked the event off with a set filled with psych-tinged rock. While the jangly riffs were present, they were occasionally lost between the whopping three guitarists, obscuring the melodies with crowded overlapping whenever all three would play at the same time. The songs themselves were short and fuzzy, featuring little flourishes and grooves that kept the songs rolling and shifting during their short length. Bonus points go to the band member that came up with the visually and sonically appealing idea of hitting two tambourines against each other, providing an extra percussive punch to combat the lack of balance between the guitars and rhythm section. The set was short and to the point, and the band wasted little time powering through their tunes. While no song in particular stood out beyond the aforementioned percussive technique, the set was consistent and a decent start to the night.