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Mandy, Indiana Share New Single “Peach Fuzz” – Debut Album Due May 19th via Fire Talk & UK Tour Dates Announced

April 13, 2023
Photo credit: Harry Steel


Share new single “Peach Fuzz”
Debut album ‘i’ve seen a way’ due May 19th via Fire Talk
UK tour dates announced

Mandy, Indiana — the Manchester-bred, UK-based quartet composed of vocalist/lyricist Valentine Caulfield, guitarist/producer Scott Fair, synthesist Simon Catling, and drummer Alex Macdougall —  present the new single, “Peach Fuzz,” from their highly anticipated debut album, i’ve seen a way, out May 19th on Fire Talk.

“Peach Fuzz” follows previous singles “Injury Detail” and“Pinking Shears“. “Peach Fuzz” scrapes club sounds from a beer-soaked floor, a soundworld completed by Caulfield’s lyrics of fury, sung in her native French and translated to English here: “It’s not a revolt, it’s a revolution // They are the winners and we are the losers. // We are told yes, we are told no // They take us for idiots // We’re going around in circles.”

The vision from this outfit evokes such altering restlessness, their harsh tones and bold beats deliver this driving loop, carefully adding various textures and angular attributes to the complex landscape. Growing the challenging ambiance with such deep grooves. Mandy, Indiana has this infatuating fervor within their entire vision and once again they’ve captured that in the new release, this creation explores a reactive motion.

The new track is truly exhilarating, layering their exploration with this volatile approach, industrious, hard-hitting, penetrating the landscape with this fierce infliction. Whilst the industrial and colossal creation expands in force, Caulfield’s vocal melodies stir this affectionate course amongst the gritty tendencies. Once again the band is proving their essential status, their new record is destined to embrace a timeless quality.

Recorded in caves, crypts and shopping malls, i’ve seen a way is an exquisitely rendered debut, expertly twisting genre to channel the chaos of everyday life. Unlikely off-site recording locations with novel acoustics were crucial to achieving the album’s unique sound. Fair elaborates: “These locations offered something acoustically, but would traditionally be thought of as having the ‘wrong’ characteristics for producing a ‘good’ recording. These spaces imprint on the sound: It’s not about a lack of access to more traditional recording spaces — it’s about us capturing things happening in a specific place at that moment.”

i’ve seen a way draws on a broad sonic palette of experimental noise and industrial electronics, generating a sound that is at once chaotic and precisely tuned. Fair explains, “We wanted to alter textures, create clashes, and craft those moments when what you’re expecting to happen never comes.” Mandy, Indiana manipulates chance recording operations into percussive geometries, one where gnarled guitars sit in thickets of distortion and vocals spin knots of lyrical repetitions. i’ve seen a way is a manifesto for these moments of openness and disruption, with sessions in more controlled studio environments spliced with spontaneously captured lo-fi phone recordings. Though painstakingly crafted, where Mandy, Indiana thrives is the unexpected.

Mandy, Indiana formed out of the fertile Manchester scene and arrives fully-realized. Their first recordings emerged in 2019, culminating in 2021’s acclaimed “…” EP which saw the band draw early cosigns from Daniel Avery, Squid, and Gilla Band, whose own Daniel Fox mixed several of the tracks on i’ve seen a way, alongside Robin Stewart of Giant Swan. Produced by Mandy, Indiana’s Scott Fair, the album boasts mastering credits from indie stalwart Heba Kadry.

Pre-order i’ve seen a way

See Mandy, Indiana live:
Sat. April 22 – Utrecht, NL @ Freaky Dancing
Fri. June 16  – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Sat. July 8 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda
Sat. July 22 – Standon, UK @ Standon Calling
Sat. Aug. 5 – Katowice, PL @ OFF
Fri. Oct. 27 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel
Sat. Oct. 28 – Glasgow, UK @ Hug & Print
Sun. Oct. 29 – Newcastle, UK @ Zerox
Tue. Oct. 31 – Sheffield, UK @ Sidney & Matilda
Wed. Nov. 1 – Bristol, UK @ Dareshack
Thu. Nov. 2 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Fri. Nov. 3 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
Sat. Nov. 4 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega

i’ve seen a way tracklist:
1. Love Theme (4K VHS)
2. Drag [Crashed]
3. Pinking Shears
4. Injury Detail
5. Mosaick
6. The Driving Rain (18)
7. 2 Stripe
8. Iron Maiden
9. Peach Fuzz
10. (ノ>ω<)ノ :。・:*:・゚’★,。・:*:♪・゚’☆ (Crystal Aura Redux)
11. Sensitivity Training



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