After a storming headline set at London’s Paper Dress Vintage last week, Mount Forel have announced a very special show at Ushuaia Tattoo in London’s SW6. This exclusive DIY show will only hold 40 people, and will feature DJs playing late into the night. Fans in attendance will be able to choose a free tattoo from a very special Mount Forel book and inked by Gorsky himself.*
The band are also excited to announce they’ll be playing Autonomy Music Group’s Official Alternative Escape Showcase on Saturday 11th May in Brighton, one of the hottest events of the fringe festival.
Last month saw the release of Mount Forel’s debut single ‘America’, a sprawling six-minute epic featuring psych Neil Young esc guitars and schizophrenic drums.
Says guitarist/vocalist Ross Thompson “It’s about the rise of the far right and fascism, and the demise of the liberal agenda. The triumph of Trump and the normalisation of racism, misogyny and general douchary that has sadly become so acceptable. As an American I find that, increasingly, I have to say we’re not all c***s.”
Produced by Jake Murray (Strongrooms) and Mount Forel, and recorded in a tiny studio in Stoke Newington owned by Laurie Sherman from the Tree Top Flyers.
Not your average band – the members of Mount Forel hail from across the globe. Denver Colorado, The Wirral, Osaka, Northern Ireland, Dunedin New Zealand, Tokyo and Manchester to be precise. If you’re counting more places than band members you aren’t going mad, each member of Mount Forel counts at least 2 places as home.
Catch Mount Forel live:
27th April – Ushuaia Tattoo, London
3rd May – Retro, Manchester (with The Swells)
11th May – Shortts Bar, Brighton (The Great Escape) @ 14:20
* Tattoo may or may not be permanent and is not compulsory!