Cosmic Psychos are hitting The Forum this weekend off the back of their new single

Cosmic Psychos are hitting The Forum this weekend off the back of their new single

Words by Tom Parker

Melbourne punk royalty arrives at a seminal venue.

Melbourne punk kings Cosmic Psychos are making their long-awaited return to the stage, hitting The Forum on Sunday March 21 for an early and late show.

What you need to know

  • Cosmic Psychos are returning to the stage
  • They’ll hit The Forum off the back of their new single, ‘Mountain of Piss’
  • It will be there first live show in over a year

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The show comes of the back of Psychos’ new single, ‘Mountain of Piss’ – the band’s first new track since 2018 – which is typically buzzsaw and jocular.

‘Mountain of Piss’ is a track of two halves. Spoken word commences the piece – a tour guide makes himself known over a PA – “Welcome to the Cosmic Psychos flying dingbat adventure tours,” he says. Then the instrumentals fade in behind a bruising angular guitar, and the ‘Mountain of Piss’ adventure begins.

I’ve got a thirst, to be the first/46 years I’ve been dreaming for this/The first to conquer the Mountain of Piss,” Ross Knight sings as the band begin their pursuit to the summit.

As the song clicks two minutes, a restrained instrumental bridge breaks into the song’s second half, and the band’s iconic group vocals come to the fore.

However what begins as a jovial take on getting drunk emerges as something more sinister. “You forget about your wife/You forget about your children/Forget about your life/You’re going down, down, down, down the other side.”

“‘Mountain of Piss’ is about the real life struggle of alcoholism,” Knight says of the song. “It’s not so much of a song, it’s a documentary. It’s a fine line between a functioning alcoholic and a non-functioning alcoholic!”

Cheers for another belter, you Psychos.

Check out the new track below.

Cosmic Psychos hit The Forum on Sunday March 21. Tickets are still available for the 4pm show. Grab ’em here.