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Bark Psychosis is a band from Waltham Forest, East London. Graham Sutton is the core of the group, supported by a dynamic roster of musicians. The line up for the seminal album “Hex” was Graham Sutton, Daniel Gish, John Ling, and Mark Simnett. Current members include Sutton, Colin Bradley, Lee Harris (formerly with Talk Talk), and others. Formed as a Napalm Death cover band when Sutton, Ling and Simnett were in their teens, they released several singles and EPs from 1988 to 1994. The band then released their first album Hex in 1994. Embedded in lush electronic sampling and textures, and accented with electric guitars, piano, and a string quartet, they developed a singularly unique and varied sound. Simon Reynolds of The Wire coined the term to describe Hex for “using rock instrumentation for non-rock purposes, using guitars as facilitators of timbres and textures rather than riffs and power chords.”

Gish and Ling both dropped out as a result of the stress associated with making the album, and Simnett followed later. Graham Sutton went on to record a record under the name Boymerang. After a ten-year hiatus, Bark Psychosis returned with “Codename: Dustsucker” in 2004, which featured an entirely new line-up, including ex-Talk Talk drummer Lee Harris in the place of Simnett.


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  • Mad-Muz-Man

    Мощь.. Любимые

    20 Mar 6:01pm Reply
  • adaris

    1994...2004...2014(?) [10] In Graham we trust...

    8 Mar 10:41am Reply
  • tyrique12

    1994...2004...2014(?) [9] god pls [2]

    7 Mar 2:29am Reply
  • necrophagung

    1994...2004...2014(?) [8]

    6 Mar 8:37am Reply
  • LivingShit

    Anyone know what the funk sample is that they use for the rhythm in Tooled Up? I keep hearing this song at Chipotle. Also the funk sample in Boymerang - The Don?

    24 Feb 6:27pm Reply
  • sponda_it

    1994...2004...2014(?) [7] Reunion, come on.

    16 Feb 3:45pm Reply
  • Efflictim

    1994...2004...2014(?) [6] i want to believe.

    14 Feb 6:33am Reply
  • flavor_country

    1994...2004...2014(?) [5] god pls

    13 Feb 11:10am Reply
  • Zombie3785

    l like Hex. Nothing about it sounds post-rock though.

    10 Feb 2:13am Reply
  • Porterhouse57

    1994...2004...2014(?) [4]

    16 Jan 1:23pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Learn to internet argue, prick. also V Blue is great!

    4 Jan 7:12pm Reply
  • Alec_Trevelyan

    Just purchased "Game Over." Lovely compilation, but I must say "Blue" and their "Three Girl Rhumba" cover made a little confused about their intended sound.

    4 Jan 3:35am Reply
  • RussellChap

    Btw Checkout These New Puritans album, Field of Reeds which was produced by Graham Sutton.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • RussellChap

    The first two EP's were great, a bit like Hex on a budget.

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shanoa_Aran

    > defensively calls me a prick > implies I'm the one who cries > mfw

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shanoa_Aran

    "Arguments are arguably arguable" seems to be the internet's dogma

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    When someone shares their opinion, that's what it is. Just because I used the word "arguably" doesn't mean you have to be a prick. Dustsucker is better. Go cry about it or whatever you did when you read my last shout.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shanoa_Aran

    for the record, to my ears at least, hex is awesome while Codename seems alike a more generic watered down version of a lot of ambient indie rock with the occasional better than decent track; nothing memorable whatsoever

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Shanoa_Aran

    There are only two albums. of course it's "arguably" better, just as Hex is arguably a better album. What's the point in trying to mask your opinion behind some empty semantics

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    It's a shame that Codename: Dustsucker has so few fans in comparison to Hex. It's arguably a much better album, albeit less "important" in a historical sense, of course.

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
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