Psyâ€™Aviah is an open-minded electronic music project that focuses on blending several genres and influences into their own eclectric sound. The band consists of vocalist EmÃ©lie NicolaÃ¯, guitarist Kristof De Clerck and producer / composer Yves Schelpe.
Experimentation is one of the main philosophies of Psyâ€™Aviah. This is portrayed in both incorporating different genres into their own sound and the different collaborations they have done over the years: from poetry with Suzi Q. Smith and Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242), to EBM power-pop with Jennifer Parkin (Ayria), even to Enya-esque reminders with Kristell Lowagieâ€¦ Due to this experimentation in both music and lyrics, the band fits well on different stages, catering both gothic and electronic festival, as well as the more experimental shows.
Formed in 2003, but mainly focusing on experimenting and playing live shows, the band really took form in 2007 when releasing their first album â€œCreationismâ€. After that release Psyâ€™Aviah was signed to â€œAlfa Matrixâ€ records and with them released the albums â€œEntertainment Industriesâ€ (2008), â€œEclectricâ€ / â€œEclectricism Limited Editionâ€ (2010) and â€œInto The Game EPâ€ featuring Ayria (2011).
** Played with acts such as Subsonica, IC 434, Emilie Autumn, Implant, 32Crash, etcâ€¦
** Played various festivals including SONFest, Delta Festival Hague, Gothic Festival, BIMFest, etcâ€¦
** Collaborated with Jean-Luc De Meyer (Front 242), Jennifer Parkin (Ayria), IC 434 (Geert de Wilde), etcâ€¦
** Banned by YouTube for supposedly explicit content in their videoclip for â€œMoments feat. Suzi Q. Smith)â€
** Asked to participate in the Microsoft Windows 7 marketing with the song â€œTiredâ€.
** Played live inside an internet-banner for a DEXIA campaign with the song â€œTiredâ€.
** Music (â€œFearâ€) used for footage of the â€œDirty Dancingâ€ fashion show with clothing of Nicky Vankets, Othello and hair products of Paul Mitchell.
** Scored a top 20 entry in the â€œBBC Next Big Thingâ€ contest. Among the judges were Tori Amos, Nina de Man, Nitin Sawhney, etcâ€¦
** Won the weekly Studio Brusselâ€™s demopoll in 2003 with the unreleased song â€œThe Future of The Sunâ€.