Following recent releases ‘Cats For Kings’ and ‘Deformer 1988’, London six piece Mass Datura are set to share the final piece of a triptych of tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Wish Untitled’ to coincide with a headline show at The Shacklewell Arms on the 28th of March. 

‘Tongue Bones’ was recorded with producer Nico Brusq at the Capitola Analogue studio in the South of France. The studio’s remote location and derelict decor inspired the track’s whimsical yet eerie feel. Primarily recorded live off the floor using a Tascam 2” reel to reel, the track aims to capture the band’s ability to cross genres and accentuate dynamic changes.

Constructed by frontman Thomas Rowe together with Tyler Mcleod and edited by Daisy Dickinson, the visual concept of the release aims to bring the new album artwork to life and introduce the audience to the idea of polarization The lyrics were written under an altered state of DMT in Tom Furse’s (The Horrors) garden and thematically intertwines the concept of past lives limiting current potential through broken dreams and inexplicable sexual energy. Ultimately culminating with a fragmented sense of hope… “there’s not a planet in the sky that would fall for you but I still believe in your Tongue Bone’.

This new LP is the band’s 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 alongside tours with Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black Mountain and Greg Ashley.

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. 

After touring the UK with Canadian psych rockers Black Mountain (jagjaguar); the Mass Datura line up of Thomas Rowe (guitar & vocals), Patrick Bartlett (drums), Joseph Colkett (bass), Christy Taylor (synths & mellotron), Leanne Roberts (violin & vocals) and The Horrors’ Joshua Hayward (pedal steel guitar) will play a London show at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on Saturday the 28th of March 2020. More live dates will be announced soon.



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