If this is your first time listening to the grunge infused psychedelia of Mystic Peach, you’re in for a treat this Halloween season.
The Southampton based trio’s second single preys on feelings of intense paranoia and isolation and explores the pressure those feelings can put on your health and those around you.
These are feelings that frontman Curtis Gale knows all too well, “It’s about lack of sleep, confusing fantasy and hallucinations for reality and the mood swings that come with it“.
The track bubbles away like a cauldron, mesmerising the listener before spilling over into absolute chaos. As it reaches its peak, it is almost impossible not to scream along with Gale as he belts out the all too familiar sentiment, “My Girlfriend’s mad at me, I’ve got no energy.”
If there is one thing this song is lacking, energy certainly isn’t it and any newcomers will soon be under the band’s glorious spell.
The band proudly take their inspiration from classic films like A Clockwork Orange and it shows. You can’t help but feel unnerved by Mystic Peach’s tremendous new offering and that is a very good thing indeed.
‘The Eye and The Twitch‘ is out now via Honeymooner Records. Mystic Peach play are set to play the following live dates:
14th October – The Boileroom, Guildford
20th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
1st November – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
8th November – The Joiners, Southampton (w/ YAK)
10th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ The Black Lips & Los Bitchos)
21st November – The Anvil, Bournemouth (w/ Crows)
14th December – The Loft, Southampton (Honeymooner’s All Day Affair)
20th December – Acapulco Bar & Eatery – Portsmouth
Words: David Sturgess