The final release of 2020 for us will be wrapped up with the brilliant Mandrake Handshake via our Introduces Series. Mandrake Handshake launch exhilarating new cut ‘Gonkulator’. And announce their signing to cult indie label Nice Swan Records (Pip Blom, Sports Team, FUR).
The hypnotic group mark the latest addition to Nice Swan’s monthly ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series (in partnership with RIP Records). Similarly having already discovered and released debut tracks from some of the finest talent in recent years including Blossoms, Sports Team, Pip Blom, FUR, Hotel Lux and countless others.
With the band causing quite a stir on arrival this summer, the indie-stonery outfit have already drawn a slew of acclaim from key indie press champions in their short time together. Including NME, DIY, Clash, So Young Loud & Quiet. Incorporating influences of krautrock, funk, Japanese animation and Latin pastoral poetry to create a unique brand of ‘Flowerkraut’. Amidst a sprawling barrage of psychedelia.
In addition, the band detailed the second offering from their debut EP out early 2021 revealing: “This is our 3-minute party tune, but in swung 5/4 ‘cause who doesn’t love a good 5/4 groove!? It’s a song about sheer joy. Happiness. And freedom for two-and-a-half minutes – can’t be any longer because it’s too much otherwise!”
Produced by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay, Mandrake Handshake’s ‘Gonkulator’ is available on all digital platforms.