Words: Karl Johnson
‘Ursodfrnt’ by Southampton’s Mystic Peach is the type of dogged doom rock that grips you by the shoulder and pulls you into the mosh, leaving your head swimming in heavy guitar textures and pounding drums. The trio’s relentless charge and raucous vocal charm isn’t something you come across everyday, the dynamics and heavy energy on their new single seems to soundtrack both the madness of 21st century lifestyles and the last day on earth as humanity burns blissfully to a crisp.
Vocalist and guitarist Curtis Gale notes, “This is our perspective of a modern society where we spectate on petty, point scoring and vindictive lay-abouts that lack the initiative to take up a hobby that isn’t scanning strangers lives. A simple, dumbed-down ‘utopia’ that has no room for simple life. So here’s a song to suit the needs of modern life, a verse that promises so much, but the chorus is lacklustre. Senseless lyrics with words that no one knows what it’s meant to mean. A perfect recipe to attract attention of our fellow primates.”
Recorded at The Nave in Leeds and produced by Tom Orrell, Mystic Peach have also shared a Blair Witch Project-esque DIY music video for the lead track (the B-side comes in the form of ‘The Other Half). ‘Ursodfrnt’ arrives via Honeymooner Records alongside tour dates for this year.
2022 Live Dates
3rd September – Manchester Psych Fest
13th October – Supersonic, Paris
17th October – The Tube, Düsseldorf, Germany
18th October – Astra Stube, Hamburg, Germany
21st/ 22nd October – Left of The Dial Festival, Rotterdam
11th November – The Joiners, Southampton
18th November – The Old Bus Depot, Nottingham
19th November – The Grace, London