Thursday 23 July 2020

WATCH: Tempesst - 'Mushroom Cloud'

Tempesst are no strangers to this blog... I'm a big fan of their sixties sun-kissed vibes and those tunes you can't help but have a little jig too. Mushroom Cloud, their latest, is more of a slow dance... I'll take it. The second single taken from debut album Must Be A Dream, which is due 30th September via Pony Recordings (cannot come fast enough!!) Once again, the video for the track is directed by drummer Andy Banjanin and features the band performing live. Remember real life (un-virtual) live performances? 

Talking about the new track, singer Toma Banjanin explains that it was "the first song that we completed on the album and it set the tone for a balance of familiarity, the element of surprise and the weighty dark topics that I wanted to explore [...] Mushroom Cloud isn’t my story, though. I found it easier to write this song as a confession from the perspective of the antagonist. It’s equal measures apology, justification and threat, the kind of confusing grey area that only exists within intimate relationships. It’s love that becomes all-consuming and suffocating. It’s that destructive primal default buried deep within each of us. The Saboteur present in every moment of regret... that will do or say anything in an attempt at self preservation.”

Tempesst have recently announced a headline tour for March 2021, including a show at London's Omeara (which I miss dearly!) - tickets here.

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