Share final pre-release single, “Cherokee”
Debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ out next Friday, October 23rd
With their cacophonous debut album ‘Weird Feelings’ scheduled for self-release next Friday, October 23rd, Leeds trio Magick Mountain have dropped a final pre-release single.
So far the band, comprised of Lins Wilson, Tom Hudson and Nestor Matthews, have delivered a rollercoaster-ride of exhilarating riff-led singles, including “King Cobra“‘Infinity X2” and latest cut “The Creeper.” Now they share a fourth offering, entitled “Cherokee,” referencing the wisdom of indigenous belief systems.
“We wrote “Cherokee” when there was a Strawberry Moon high in the sky, and continuing with the theme of being inspired by ancient rituals, we read into the Native American Cherokee tribe and their deep connection to nature, lunar cycles and crop growing.” the band comment. “In the West there is a tendency to believe that ‘we know best’, colonising and destroying people and their traditions in awful ways. We desperately need to respect native traditions and beliefs, so with this song we hint at learning and letting go. The Strawberry Moon signifies cycles starting over, which is also a metaphor for our own learnings as human beings.”
“Cherokee was one of the last songs to be written for the album and we like to think it’s about looking ahead at what’s to come. As a project, Magick Mountain was a long time in the making, so with an album that we’re really proud of ready to go, it would be easy to sit back and rest on our laurels, but we’re starting out as we mean to go on and keeping our eye on the horizon.”
This huge driving force and biting riff pushes “Cherokee” through its powerful direction. The immersive instrumentation gradually builds up the tension alongside the chugging guitar sound. The captivating lyrics compliment the vast atmosphere which simply explodes. The monotonous hard-hitting riffs and the full-bodied enriched soundscape consumes you.
Magick Mountain is what happens when the planets align and sees seasoned musician Lins Wilson assume her rightful place; leading this fuzzed out, psychedelic, proto-punk power trio, flame red hair flowing and guitar wailing. Having written and performed with many legendary Leeds bands (including Grammatics & Mother Vulpine), Lins is now flanked by like-minded northern noiseniks Tom Hudson (Pulled Apart By Horses) and Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin, Menace Beach).
With tales of infinite space, otherworldly escapes, hazy dreams and Weird Feelings that weave together the supernatural and the visceral; Magick Mountain are a power trio with colossal riffs, entwining harmonies and fistfuls of wild, distorted energy. They are quickly carving out a place for themselves at the vanguard of an exciting new movement of high octane garage-rock bands, and now they prepare for their first full length release.
Taking its title from the album’s very opening utterances, ‘Weird Feelings’ surges forth, brimming with tales of fantastical worlds, ancient mythology and mystical metaphors. Yet for all its surrealist imagery and dramatic sonic escapades, at its heart ‘Weird Feelings’ is an album about real life and the truth of its creators. The vivid stories and symbolic references create parallel meanings, blurring real feelings and fantasy worlds.In the band’s own words, the album is “a kind of bastardisation of tales and beliefs, blending together past, present and future.”
Magick Mountain having already graced the likes of Radio 1, BBC6 Music, Latitude Festival and Live at Leeds with their presence. Now, they prepare to invite the rest of the world into their kaleidoscopic realm of infinite space, otherworldly creations and supernatural power. Be worthy, be brave and they will welcome you gladly into their cacophonous embrace.
‘Weird Feelings’ track list:
1. Bart Cobain
4. Brown Bread
5. Stranger Danger
7. Dream Chaser
8. Infinity X2
9. King Cobra
10. The Shitty Beatles
11. The Creeper