In last 12 months Piatcions became the “ones to watch” in the growing psych / space rock scene around the globe.
Their debut album “Senseless>Sense” was released on Sept 2011 on London label I Blame The Parents.
The album combined the soundscaped inertia of Spiritualized with the set-back and hushed vocal indifference of Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe. Gossamer sounds build to Kraut riffs, dazzling and epic. “A luscious, dense sound, artfully constructed and beautifully arranged” (Subba Cultcha) which got massive airplay from BBC6 and XFM XPosure (John Kennedy).
Senseless>Sense was recorded with the production of James Aparicio (recently at work with Liars and Spiritualized).
Robert Toher from seminal NYC experimental band APSE (ATP Records) blessed a couple of songs with his unique high pitch voice, and joined the band for a giant 3 weeks Europe Tour in November 2011.
2012 has seen the trio releasing a new single and video from the album, playing in February a full Uk tour with Underground Railroad (which inspired the idea of playing Europe together in October); then they played a key London gig on Feb 22nd at Corsica Studios with Koolaid Electric Company, flought to Scandinavia for a bunch of dates in April, and got a main support with The Black Lips late May.
In April 2012 Piatcions got signed by Joe Foster’s Sterling Songs Publishing, joining a terrific roster featuring Dead Skeletons, The Telescopes, Koolaid Electric Company, Asteroid #4 and many others.
July 2012 finds Piatcions in the UK again, to play Scotland for the first time with friend London trio Black Manila.
They also recorded in London – with James Aparicio again – a brand new single: expect it to be more angular and punkish then previous stuff (if only Suicide and Sonic Youth can be defined punk).
Piatcions have also been featured on latest Dead Bees Records Sampler (presented at Primavera Sound festival) and have joined the line up of Liverpool Psych Festival, planned late September.
Packed with energy and effervescence, they combine the soundscaped inertia of spiritualized with the set-back and hushed vocal indifference of Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe. Beat (UK)
Sumptuous, seductive and serene ‘Senseless>Sense’ is in short the sound of stars swooning, here the honey dripped cortege of star crossed lovelorn celestial anthems are spiked and purring to an alluring cosmic choreography dimpled with pulse racing struts. Losing Today
‘Senseless > Sense’ is all about trippy vibes; rolling, hypnotic drum beats; psychedelic, fuzzed-up guitar freak-outs; Sixties styled harmonies and lashings of reverb that all blend into a huge swirling wall of noise. 8 Loudhorizon (UK)
De l’écho, du fuzz, une voix perdue dans l’espace. Pas de doute, on est en plein shoegaze sous acide, branché à dix mille volts sur le courant psychédélique. My Car Is Full of Plums (FRA)
Il trio di Domodossola vola alto con questi nove brani. Suoni vaporizzati e inebrianti, idee tante. 7 XL La Repubblica
Tonnellate di chitarre e fuzz, pulviscolo spaziale a mitigare la portata psichedelica-shoegaze (versante noise, My Bloody Valentine) della poltiglia di suono. 7 Blow Up
‘Senseless > Sense’, con il suo sound ricco di citazioni psichedeliche, il ritmo sempre elevato delle chitarre e le belle armonie presenti è senza dubbio un lavoro apprezzabile. 7 Indie Roccia