Photo by Holly Whitaker
Where do I even start with the latest single from Mandy, Indiana (formerly Gary, Indiana)? The Manchester, UK band's newest song, "Bottle Episode," combines elements of post punk and industrial into this wildly new sound. It opens with a drum beat that sounds like the funkiest marching band. It goes on for what seems like too long until it's joined by Valentine Caulfield's vocals, which are beyond compelling. Everything drops out except for a club beat until the music kicks back in, truly launching the song off. "Bottle Episode" is this odd mixture of punk, industrial, 90's electronica, and more all swirling around each other into one of the most exciting singles we've heard in years.
You can watch the video for "Bottle Episode" below. ... (yes, an ellipsis the EP title) is due out November 19 on Fire Talk Records. You can pre-order/pre-save the EP here. For more on Mandy, Indiana, check out the band on Facebook and Bandcamp.