Mister Strange Sign to PNKSLM and Release New Single ‘High Heel Heavy’
Fuzz-Punk newcomers Mister Strange deliver raw and unrefined brilliance on raucous new single ‘High Heel Heavy’, out via Swedish indie label PNKSLM Recordings (ShitKid, Yung, HOLY).
Hailing from the city of Manchester, the self-described ‘Wunder-Fuzz’ band Mister Strange explode into 2021 after creating significant buzz with a run of high-octane live shows in late 2019 and a couple of enticing early singles. Newest release ‘High Heel Heavy’ delivers on this promise as a rough and ready, high-tempo headbanger of a track, channelling the crude, fuzz-punk clamour of The Stooges, The Ramones, and more recently, Ty Segall or Thee Oh Sees.
They are led by vocalist/drummer Tomas Walmsley (also of acclaimed band the Fruit Tones), and completed by Callum Rogers on bass, Ste Bradbury on guitar and synths, and Daryl Taylor on guitars. Together they have embroiled the heavy noises of punk, garage and psych into an electrifying smatter of organised chaos.
The band deliver a galvanic performance featuring jagged power-chords, brazen bass riffs and hammering rhythms that come crashing down on top of the growling rasp of Tomas’ blustering vocals. It’s the kind of song that demands to be played with the volume knob twisted beyond 11, conjuring up the sensation of being in a dark, sleazy club, sweat dripping from the ceilings as brawling bodies mash against one another in a riotous, noise-induced fervour. The band elaborate further:
“High Heel Heavy is a song about walking down the street in your killer heeled boots, not giving a care in the world as you strut to a familiar place to wreak havoc and keep your inner fire lit. It came to life in our rehearsal room, also known as ‘The Humid’, for its damp quality over the winter month of January during the bleakest part of lockdown life.”
This whaling wave of feedback engulfs the audience before Mister Strange explores this audacious arrangement, filled with ferocious rhythms, gritty tone, and this outright obsessive nature. Mister Strange unite to cover these raucous ground, the new track embraces the best of these fuzzed-out hooks and deep grooves. The filthy passages enhance the raw lyrics and distorted vocal notes. A slice of intoxicating brilliance whilst the outfit craft this gargantuan soundscape.
They’ve tapped into and drawn from the adrenaline-fuelled vein of their fuzzy forebears, and it’s as exhilarating as ever.
With previous projects garnering support from CLASH Magazine, So Young, Dork and Brooklyn Vegan as well as airplay on BBC Radio 6, Mister Strange are operating from secure foundations. The band will showcase new music with upcoming live shows at Mabgate Bleach in Leeds and YES Manchester (dates to be confirmed after latest UK restrictions) and are set to announce a string of UK tour dates for Autumn.
14th August – LUNE Festival, Lancaster