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Mandy, Indiana Share New Video “Bottle Episode” – Taken From Forthcoming EP ‘…’ Due November 19th via Fire Talk Records

November 8, 2021
Photo Credit: Holly Whitaker


Share new video “Bottle Episode”
EP ‘…’ due November 19th via Fire Talk Records

Manchester-based trio Mandy, Indiana unveil the video for “Bottle Episode,” the lead single from their debut EP, ‘’, which is out digitally November 19th via Fire Talk Records and physically December 10th.

Directed by Max McLachlan, the frenetic chaos of the video matches the music’s unpredictability. “When I heard ‘Bottle Episode’ for the first time, the driving drum beat immediately spawned dizzying, restless visuals. After talking with the band, and seeing their previous DIY approach to visuals, we decided to create visuals that matched the track’s chaotic energy by physically putting a camera through torment” said Max.

Elaborating on this further, the band said “Max’s ideas really intrigued us. He was much more interested in camera techniques than in any kind of narrative or typical music video ideas. The shoot was all very improvised, with extras fighting over a camera, launching it in the air, smashing it on the ground, attaching it to a drill. A key element of the track is movement and finding interesting ways for the camera to move was an idea we thought was worth exploring. The camera becomes as much the subject of the video as the people and locations.”

The outfit released the single first but now with the accompanying film, we’ve become infatuated with the track even more.

Mammoth drum rolls entice the audience into the crushing atmosphere that Mandy, Indiana so effortlessly creates. This ominous aura oozes from the world that the outfit sculpts. As Bottle Episode focuses on this darker romanticism from the compelling lyrics and bountiful vocal harmony. Layer upon layer, Mandy, Indiana starts to build upon their core sounds, adding intensity to their complex soundscape. The recorded sound of the drum kit will cause a stir as the kit becomes this enthralling entity to the release. The chaotic swirling motion of the effects joins the ambiance and the band starts to alter the audience and their levels of anxiety throughout this wild ride.

Once again Caulfield’s distinct and desirable vocals give this contrasting calmness to the frantic exploration consuming you, the vocal notes provide this compelling hook. This band is in control of your emotions the moment you hit play and take in this immersive exploration. This band will define and direct your emotions as you, the listener, let yourself succumb to this kaleidoscopic ensemble provides an enthralling absolution.

Easily the most powerful and mighty acts around. The energy they convey and put into their work, that energy sets them apart from others. Intoxicating.

Valentine Caulfield (vocals/lyrics) and Scott Fair (guitar/production) met a couple of years ago when their respective previous bands shared a bill. Caulfield was drawn to Fair’s aspirations to write beyond genre, while Fair was instantly taken with the singer’s magnetic stage presence and harsh, visceral vocals delivered in her native French. The pair also enlisted Liam Stewart (percussion), a touring musician who’s powerhouse rhythmic presence compliments the pair’s vision—emphasizing raw energy and emotion over meticulous composition to create a singular cathartic experience.

The songs on  ‘…’ EP were recorded in a variety of spaces, from rehearsal rooms and home studios to cavernous  industrial mills. Including new remixes by Daniel Avery and Club Eat, as well as previously released singles “Alien 3” and “Nike of Samothrace,” the EP finds Mandy, Indiana bridging the worlds of post-punk, noise, and industrial dance music to create their brutal pop sound. 

See Mandy, Indiana live:
Sat. Nov. 20 – Salford, UK @ White Hotel #
Fri. Nov. 26 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall %
Fri. Dec. 3 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom %
Sat. Feb. 26, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Dark Arts Festival
March 14 – 20, 2022 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
# = supporting Part Chimp
% = supporting The Horrors

… EP tracklist:
1. Bottle Episode
2. Nike of Samothrace
3. Alien 3
4. Alien 3 (Daniel Avery Remix)
5. Nike of Samothrace (Club Eat Remix)

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