Today sees the official release of MEDICINE BOY’s debut album, KINDA LIKE ELECTRICITY
“It is a very human album. The songs are conversations with each other and ourselves about the things that take up the most space in our minds. There is a kind of a breaking that occurs that leaves you exposed but also gives you space to move and to breathe. It brings to life the noise of our quieter moments.”
KINDA LIKE ELECTRICITY was produced by the duo themselves, working closely with Dave Langemann who both recorded and mixed the album. Most of the album was tracked at Dave’s home studio in December 2015 and February 2016, with the live drums and some extras done at Digital Forest Studio
“We wrote most of the material coming off our European tour last year. We were away for three months and had the chance to see some of the musicians that have really influenced us. We were able to perform more than we usually would, giving us space to really become comfortable and curious about our craft and performance. It was a very inspiring time. We only travelled with electric gear and couldn’t write much on the road, so we had a bunch of ideas bottled up when we got home.”
KINDA LIKE ELECTRICITY revealed itself as the album name at some point during the mixing process. It seemed to capture the mood of the record in a number of ways.
“There is something about the invisibility, necessity and unpredictability of electricity that runs through it all - the creative and destructive force of it and the inability to capture or control it. It’s a feeling. You don’t know what it is. And you can’t explain it. And so you make music.”
The album features signature MEDICINE BOY elements such as reverb, fuzz and drones with some new colours and perhaps even more space.
KINDA LIKE ELECTRICITY Track Listing:
- The Back of My Eyes
- You're an Animal Now
- Time Is a Train
- Beautiful Blue
- Anything, As Long as It's Black
- The End of the Day
“It is quite an intimate listening experience – a collection of secrets and recollections that find their way to you through the noise and the reverb. It’s a kind of meeting point for the isolated.”
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“It has been both wonderful and scary (in the way that things you care about should be) to stand behind something and simply say ‘this is us; to have really given ourselves over to the process without fearing what might come out. At some point the album takes on it’s own identity and you simply watch it unfold.”
MEDICINE BOY are embarking on their second European tour this September in support of KINDA LIKE ELECTRICITY, with shows in Italy, Germany, France, Holland and The UK. You can find out more about the tour here.
- Published in Underground Press | News