Mandy, Indiana

i've seen a way (Fire Talk Records)

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Mandy, Indiana  — the thrilling Manchester-bred experimental noise quartet — announce a run of US tour dates in support of their lauded debut album, i’ve seen a way, released last month on Fire Talk. Named Best New Music by Pitchfork, i’ve seen a way “fuses dance rhythms, corroded guitars, and seething vocals into a transfixing blend of violence and transcendence.” These shows mark the band’s debut performances in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, a much-anticipated return to the United States following their exciting run at SXSW earlier this year. Mandy, Indiana thrive in the unexpected, and their live sets have become a vehicle to explore the boundaries of tension and release. Full dates are listed below, and tickets are on sale here this Friday, June 23rd at 10am local time.


In conjunction, the band unveils a music video for album standout, “The Driving Rain (18),” made by producer/guitarist Scott Fair using found anime clips. Built from a “simple ambient sketch and a drum machine loop” (The Quietus), the “neon-lit strut” (Brooklyn Vegan) of “The Driving Rain (18)” shows a different side to Mandy, Indiana.


Recorded in caves, crypts and shopping malls, i’ve seen a way is an exquisitely rendered debut, expertly twisting genre to channel the chaos of everyday life. Mandy, Indiana draw on a broad sonic palette of experimental noise and industrial electronics, with frontwoman Valentine Caulfield’s lyrics of fury and fairytales completing the band’s soundworld. Together, Caulfield, Fair, synthesist Simot Catling and drummer Alex Macdougall have generated a sound that is at once chaotic and precisely tuned.