Edinburgh’s Mt. Doubt have released their instantly infectious single, Mouthwash, out now via Scottish Fiction Records. It is available to buy and stream, alongside Acrylic‘s Where I Lie, on Bandcamp, Spotifyand iTunes now.
An uptempo sonic delight, Mouthwash is filled with jangling riffs and synth-filled melodies throughout. These are combined effortlessly with front-man Leo Bargery’s distinctively, deep baritone, sounding akin to the likes of The National’s Matt Berlinger. With the addition of some twinkling vocal harmonies and rich poetic lyricism, it’s a hugely infectious slice of indie-rock.
Of the track, Bargery explains: “I think of Mouthwash as a bit of a sister track to ‘Reference Books’ from our most recent EP. Whereas the former focuses on the lust-rush of forays into new relationships, Mouthwash, explores the opposite end of that experience; the gradual disintegration, the subsequent moping, the self-pity…”
Starting out as Leo Bargery’s solo project, Mt. Doubt has since expanded into a collective of five musicians, each bringing something unique to the table. Since the release of their critically acclaimed albums In Awe Of Nothing and My Past Is A Quiet Beast, and most recently The Loneliness Of The TV Watchers, Mt. Doubt have received praise from the likes of The Scotsman, The National and Team Rock, as well as BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland to name but a few. They are also no strangers to the Scottish live circuit, having performed at T In the Park, Brew At The Bog and supported We Were Promised Jetpacks, Admiral Fallow and White Lies amongst others.
Catch Mt. Doubt live at the following dates:
7th October – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (with Peaness & Tongue Trap 13th October – Drummonds Aberdeen (with The Deportees & Broken Rivers) 29th October – The Blue Man, Brighton 11th November – Songs from Northern Britain, Stockton-on-Tee 12th November Surf Café, Tyneside 18th November – SEALL, Isle Of Skye
Mouthwash by Mt. Doubt is out now via Scottish Fiction Records. It is available to buy and stream, alongside Acrylic‘s Where I Lie, on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes now.