Boomkat Product Review:
France’s Psychotic Monks formed in the bleak winter of 2015 and have spent their time since growing a following for their uncompromising and genre-splicing public performances and recordings.
"‘Private Meaning First’, their second album and their first for tastemaker label Fat Cat, was recorded in near total isolation. Composed in the French countryside, in a house far too small and far too cramped, they created a deliberately claustrophobic environment to forge their recordings from. Psychotic Monks are a band that fleet between the contortions of The Jesus Lizard, the looseness of Sonic Youth, the malevolent electronics of Throbbing Gristle and the organic pulse of Dublin’s Girl Band but ultimately create something that feels of their own. For fans of Girl Band, Thee Oh Sees, Metz, Sonic Youth and PiL."