After signing to Fire Talk Records last year, Manchester-based Mandy, Indiana (FKA Gary, Indiana)are sharing a remix of their single “Alien 3” by Daniel Avery with a visualiser by Raissa Pardini. Mandy, Indiana are set to play a run of UK dates later this year too.
Speaking about the collaboration, Daniel Avery commented “A friend told me I should check out Mandy, Indiana – said they were one of the most exciting new bands around and that they would tick all my boxes. Turns out he was right. The band asked if I wanted to try reworking something for the club and I immediately had a feeling something big would come out of it. Turns out I was right.”
The band added “We were overwhelmed to learn that Daniel was a fan of ‘Alien 3’. His music is so unique and inspiring so to have him reinterpret this track was such a joy!”
Mandy, Indiana‘s emergence last year seemed sudden. Based in Manchester – a city where the speed of word of mouth means new bands rarely remain unknown for long – the outfit’s brutally abrasive post-punk noire has forcefully grabbed attention in a way that feels as if it’s come from nowhere.
Formed by Scott Fair (guitar/production) and Valentine Caulfield (vocals/lyrics), the band have signed to Fire Talk, attracted media coverage from the The Fader, Brooklyn Vegan, The Quietus and gained fans amongst the likes of Daniel Avery, Girl Band, Sleaford Mods and Scalping. Their music to-date ranges from the warping techno of six-minute stomper Alien 3, to the likes of hallucinogenics-gone-dark industrial noise of Nike of Samothrace. These are tracks disparate in nature but connected by an explosiveness – a pyroclastic flow of energy that’s erupted from intense ramped up pressure. It’s music built on raw energy over meticulous composition and emotion over clinical structure.
The pair also enlisted Liam Stewart as drummer. A touring musician with fellow Mancunian industrialist Lonelady, as well as an ever present in some of the city’s most dextrous DIY rock bands over the years, Stewart is an astute fit to the pair’s vision of creating pop music with brutality and is a powerhouse of a rhythmic presence throughout.
More will follow from Mandy, Indiana later this year and all upcoming tour dates are below.
See Mandy, Indiana live:
29th Aug – Raw Power, The Dome – London, UK
3rd Sep – Wide Awake Festival, Brocknell Park – London, UK
4th Sep – Manchester Psych Fest, YES – Manchester UK
24 Sep – Scalping, Klub Loco – Bristol UK
20 Oct – TV Priest, YES Basement – Manchester UK
20 Nov – White Hotel – Manchester UK