Southampton trio Mystic Peach have shared the video for their eerie new single Wanna Be My Daddy?
Gathering early support from DIY, The Line of Best Fit and Gigwise, Wanna Be My Daddy? follows on from debut track Across The Pond and second single The Eye And The Twitch which saw critical acclaim roll in from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, Amy Lamé and Tom Robinson on BBC 6Music, John Kennedy on Radio X and So Young Magazine.
Wanna Be My Daddy? is a spectral slice of grunge rock that isn’t afraid to tackle the tough questions and confronts vulnerability head on, with the lyrics acting as glorious juxtaposition against waves of psych and garage rock. Speaking about the video created by Josh Whettingsteel, singer Curtis Gale says:
"This video idea turned up after having a phone call with my friend/manager, Jamie. We were coming up with ideas as we knew we needed a video but were limited due to lockdown. Josh Whettingsteel came to mind and as a huge fan of his work, I was impulsive and decided he was the one. I could already see it in my head - This Is England imagery, distorted dystopian visions of the past whilst confronting it with soft homosexuality and natural “feminine” beauty. All I had to do was explain to Josh what the song was about. All credit goes to him. He managed to get inside my head which I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence on what this is about, I’m sure you can read between the lines."
After sharing stages with the likes of Temples, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, black midi, Snapped Ankles and Black Lips and securing coveted spots at The Great Escape Festival and New Colossus Festival before lockdown, the band have been able to hone their bewitching live show, ready to return for a sold out, socially distanced show at The Joiners in their Southampton hometown on 12th December.
Wanna Be My Daddy? is out now via Honeymooner Records
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