Garage rockers The Sonics to release first new LP in 48 years

'This Is the Sonics' is the band's first new material since 1967

Pioneering garage rock band The Sonics are set to release their first album of new material since 1967.

‘This Is the Sonics’ will come out on March 31 and follows the band’s reformation in 2007. The band formed in 1959 and helped lay the foundations for modern rock’n’roll with distortion heavy classics ‘Psycho’ and ‘The Witch’. The new album will feature a single, ‘Bad Betty’, which you can listen to below.

The band released their debut album ‘Here Are The Sonics’ in 1965, following it with ‘Boom’ in 1966 and ‘Introducing the Sonics’ in 1967, disbanding around the same time.

The new album comes from three original members of the group, Jerry Roslie on vocals and keys, Larry Parypa on vocals and guitar and multi-instrumentalist Rob Lind. The record was produced in Seattle by Jim Diamond.