Indie-punk trio Muncie Girls have revealed another song from their forthcoming second album ‘Fixed Ideals’. ‘Falling Down’ is essentially “a song about stopping drinking. It’s also about wanting to go to university,” says vocalist and guitarist Lande Hekt, who actually realized this after the band had finished recording the song. “The line ‘Adjust, adjust, adjust. Retrust, retrust, retrust.’ refers to moving on from the crappy things that people do to you sometimes.”
‘Fixed Ideals’ will be released on 31st August via Specialist Subject Records in the UK & Europe and Buzz Records in North America with Lost Boy Records doing the honors in Australia. The album was produced by Muncie Girls’ long-term collaborator Lewis Johns (Funeral For A Friend, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves) at The Ranch and mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge (Death Cab For Cutie, Coldplay, Haim).
The first single to be revealed from the record was the impossibly catchy ‘Picture of Health’, which received praise from the likes of NPR, Stereogum (who named it one of their 5 Best Songs of The Week), DIY, Upset and DORK.
Muncie Girls’ line-up is completed by guitarist Dean McMullen and drummer Luke Ellis and the three grew up in Exeter, playing local DIY shows to their friends, which is still something they enjoy immensely. Since the release of their debut album, they’ve toured the UK & Europe extensively and they’ve performed in Australia and Japan, as well as playing appearing at world-renowned festivals such as SXSW, Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds.
‘Fixed Ideals’ covers topics of anxiety and mental health, the effects of too much alcohol wasting potential, having a desire to learn and be educated, as well as focusing on personal relationships and the importance of friendship and family. And what we feel when those relationships let us down.
Muncie Girls will hit the road following the album’s release with an eight-date UK headline tour featuring support from Australia’s The Hard Aches. Further touring plans are already in the pipeline.
FIXED IDEALS UK HEADLINE TOUR:
(with support from The Hard Aches)
Wed 26 Sep 2018 Manchester The Deaf Institute
Thu 27 Sep 2018 Birmingham The Cuban Embassy
Fri 28 Sep 2018 Nottingham Rock City Basement
Sat 29 Sep 2018 Newcastle The Think Tank – Underground
Sun 30 Sep 2018 Glasgow The Garage – Attic
Mon 1 Oct 2018 London Borderline
Tue 2 Oct 2018 Norwich The Waterfront
Wed 3 Oct 2018 Southampton The Joiners