Fri, 07 Jun|
The Mink (EP Release), Granfergo, Mylar
Time & Location
07 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 23:00
Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, London N16 6XS, UK
About the event
- The Mink (EP Release)
The Mink (EP Release)
The Mink leapt from the primordial soup of East Anglia’s music scene in late 2022 as a collective of multi-instrumentalists wielding jazz-infused psychedelia with hooky vocals and wailing guitar solos. Think Tame Impala if they’d been kept in a tent and fed acid for several months. 2023 saw the band secure support slots for major touring bands such as KEXP-endorsed MADMADMAD, Karma Sheen and Flat Party. With their debut EP recorded at Catch 21 Studios and slated for summer 2024, The Mink are now heading out for their first national tour.
Granfergo is formed of brothers Euan Dean on guitar and Adam Dean on bass. They are joined by Joe Hayles-Cotton on drums. The group is rooted in South American psychedelic cumbia, African funk, North American surf rock and soul music. The result is an earthy, cinematic harmony of soaring guitar melodies, rumbling bass riffs and groove-driven percussion. Granfergo strives to achieve a blending of styles from various places around the world that would not normally be found together. Among their many influences you will find film soundtracks, sampled electronic music, and some of the most obscure musical gems from every era and every corner of the globe.
Mylar, a three-piece comprising of Tom Short, Tom Clark (Lead guitar, vocals) and Robert Janke (drums, vocals), were originally drawn together - via scheming pints at South London pubs - by a mutual love of alternative 80s pop records of The Cure, XTC, The Blue Nile. Inspired by the mysterious lyrical narratives explored by these influences - “Where everything in music now feels extremely literal and diaristic”- their latest clutch of new material duly provides a sequence of melancholic care-worn tales, addressing each song to their listener with the intimacy of confession, and also the timelessness of a cautionary tale. Approaching the studio with a cheeky experimentalism, and drive for succinct, catchy art-pop statements, the rawness of emotion held in the songs is balanced by music with a light, familiar, and uplifting hue.
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