Denver-based power trio, Cycles, comprised of Patrick Harvey (guitar), Michael Wood (drums), and Tucker McClung (bass/vocals) are on a musical mission to melt your mind. Self-described as “psychedelic rock fusion,” Cycles effortlessly blends rock, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and much more creating a versatile soundscape that makes each live show different than the last.
Striving for variety in each set, Cycles carefully construct a live show designed to thrill. Each member brings a special set of skills and influences to the table. Living in the same house together and practicing hours upon hours each day has created a profound chemistry between the band members that truly shines through in the live setting. Tucker McClung is a powerful commander of the bass who never shies away from applying the melodic nature of the instrument all the while leading the show with compelling vocals. Michael Wood, with his tight and jazzy drum beats, works tirelessly to keep the band on track through intricate tempo changes and wide-open space. Patrick Harvey’s dominating guitar shred is what completes the band’s sound and often drives them to take the jams into outer space.
The songs are written by all members of the band which adds yet another element of diversity to the end product. With humorous, relatable, and illustrative lyrics, Cycles reaches out and touches their audience in a way that produces a feeling of community.Throughout the last year, Cycles has picked up some serious steam around Colorado. Every show they play garners new fans. In their new self-titled release, the trio has managed to capture the true essence of their unique sound.
“This time we did everything we could to give it the live feel. Our sound has developed through on stage experimentation during live shows, so by recording everything live with no overdubs, we’ve managed to capture the spirit and sound of the live experience.” –Michael Wood (drums)
Check out the video for one of their newest tracks, “Chapanga,” premiering below.
This summer, Cycles are off on their first nation-wide tour. June will see the band all over the country, from Phish after shows in Chicago, through the Midwest and back to Denver. Then in July, a run of shows in Oregon will cap off with a String Cheese Incident after party to round out the summer.
Cycles Tour Dates
6/23 aliveOne | Chicago, IL *
6/25 Underground Wonder Bar | Chicago, IL *
6/28 Time & Space | Louisville, KY
6/30 Bent River Brewing Company | Moline, IL +
7/01 Iowa City Yacht Club | Iowa City, IA
7/02 The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy | St. Louis, MO ~
7/03 Farm Party | Windsor, IL
7/08 Rock Bottom – Denver Downtown | Denver, CO
7/20 Whirled Pies Downtown (Cozmic Pizza) | Eugene, OR
7/21 Goodfoot Pub & Lounge | Portland, OR ^
7/22 Volcanic Theatre Pub | Bend, OR ^
7/23 Luckey’s Club | Eugene, OR $
* Pre and Post Phish Parties
+ with The Candymakers
~ after party for Honey Island Swamp Band
^ with Sneaky Pete And The Secret Weapons
$ after party for The String Cheese Incident
Thanks to Sam Wood and Darin Smith for the video and audio.