To coincide with the announcement of a London show in November, London six – piece, Mass Datura are set to share a brand new track.
‘Deformer 1988’ is the follow up to recent release ‘Cats For Kings’, and is the second in a trio of exciting new songs that hint of what to expect from their forthcoming new album ‘Wish Untitled’ which is due to arrive early next year.
Recorded withproducer Nico Brusq at the Capitola Analogue studio in the South of France, the remote location and derelict decor was the inspiration of the whimsical yet eerie feel of ‘Deformer 1988’. Primarily recorded live off the floor using a Tascam 2” reel to reel, the track aims to capture the band’s ability to interact on a more fragile level.
The accompanying video and visual concept of the song introduces the audience to the environment which inspired the lyrics – the vast and mountainous west coast of Canada. Playing out the all-too-familiar yet tragic story of a child dreaming of an escape from domestic violence, the track harbours a desire to transform one’s self into a primal creature as a doorway to freedom.
The new long player is the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Sentimental Meltdown’ which saw Mass Datura compared to The Flaming Lips and Animal Collective, and play a celebrated spot at the Liverpool Psych Festival together with tours with Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers and Greg Ashley.
Frontman Thomas Rowe writes surprising and playful songs that draw from an unusually broad patchwork of personal experiences. He grew up in a working-class family next door to a First Nations Reservation on Vancouver Island, became a sponsored skateboarder in San Francisco, and is now a bespoke shoemaker in London. He’s also published three of his own idiosyncratic poetry books and exhibited his collage art in galleries in the capital.
Following a recent and intensive UK tour with Canadian psych rockers Black Mountain (jagjaguar), the Mass Datura line up of Thomas Rowe (guitar & vocals), Patrick Bartlett (drums), Joseph Colkett (bass), Alice Hubley (synths & mellotron), Leanne Roberts (violin) and The Horrors’ Joshua Hayward on pedal steel guitar play a London date at Corsica Studios as guests of Lightning Dust on Saturday the 23nd of November 2019.
NOV 23RD CORSICA STUDIOS, LONDON SE17 (w/ Lightning Dust)