Madame Psychosis is a five-piece alt pop and indie rock band from Toronto. Members include singer Michelle Mondesir, guitar players Bret McCaffrey and Rene Ip, drummer Jaina Tharakan, and bass player Giovanni Paola.
The band first made waves with their self-titled debut album, released in June of 2017. Alan Cross, the internationally syndicated host of The Ongoing History of New Music, selected the single “Space Motorcycle” for his weekly Top 11 Playlist in August of 2017. Coming off the heels of this positive reception, Madame Psychosis was invited to perform on the nationally televised segment of Global’s The Morning Show in January 2019 and again in September 2019. They were also selected to perform at Canadian Music Week in May 2019 and cracked Dropout Entertainment’s Top Picks for CMW 2019. The band also released two music videos in 2019 for “Just Wanna Be Myself” and “Crashing Down”.
Madame Psychosis is now turning their attention to promoting “Survivor”, their sophomore album, which was released in September, 2019. In their album review, RX Music says, “the band sound better than ever, with memorable hooks that reward repeated listens, and an elevated chemistry fans will appreciate.” LA-based Buzz Music says, “The musicianship on this project is consistently flawless, whether the moment is high energy or more of a subtle, intentional gathering of layers.” The third single on the album, “Kapow”, drew the attention and acclaim of several writers and playlist curators from around the world. Lefuturewave refers to it as “a brilliant piece of music”. Lastly, they cracked A Journal of Musical Things’ ‘Top 5 New Music from the Inbox’ list and Buzz Music’s ‘Best Of’ list to close out the year.
The band looks to build on this positive reception in 2020 by showcasing “Survivor” at performances throughout Ontario.