It was wonderful to catch up with Rena Psibindi once again. I last spoke to her a few years ago at one of the early Psy-Sisters events she was helping to organise. Now Psy-Sisters has expanded and she has also evolved her singing to where she has now formed a band.
On Valentine’s day this year she released the first single with the project, Find Me and last month I saw here Psy-Sisters Emerging Artists event at Paper Dress Vintage in Hackney with other wonderful singers Irene Skylakaki and Elta.
I spoke to Rena on the phone and we caught up with where she’s at with the project, and also how she is still enjoying her psy trance DJing and producing and what’s coming up with that. She played at Boomtown again this year and I shared a brief part of her set there a couple of years ago, including songs she co produced with long time collaborator Aphid Moon.
We also talked about the difference with playing live with the band and she has a gig coming up shortly at the Notting Hill Arts Club on the 17th August.
You can listen to our conversation, including her music during the show:
Here is the playlist for 9th August 2018 (With links to purchase or discover more where possible)
1 Wychhound – House Of Cards (Wychhound EP – 2015)
2 GNOB – Dancing Plant (Electric Dream Demon – 2018)
3 VAR – Back Home (Vetur – 2017)
4 Desperate Journalist – Be Kind (Grow Up – 2017)
5 Rena Psibindi – Find Me
6 Aphid Moon & Psibindi – Parallax
7 Aphid Moon & Psibindi – Elliptic
8 Rena & Band in the studio
9 Irene Skylakaki – Matterless (Matterless – 2017)
10 A Perfect Circle – So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish (Eat The Elephant – 2018)
11 Ocean Colour Scene – The Waves (One From The Modern – 1999)
12 W.A.S.P. – The Idol (The Crimson Idol – 1992)
13 When Mountains Move – A Little More Time (The Spring EP – 2015)
14 be water – so much hope, buried (outwardness lost – 2015)
15 Fader – Vaquero (The Last Years – 2018)
16 Aurora Borealis – Goodbye 1 & 2 (Goodbye – 2018)