Afghan Sand Gang release ‘Mantra’.

This is a great tune from Afghan Sand Gang. A throbbing droning krautdance hypnotic affair with a tsunami brass type drone riff over what they perfectly term krautdance riff.

Krautdance 3 piece, Afghan Sand Gang have delivered a first piece of music to enter the industries long and tiresome path to self-fulfilment and creative success. Mantra is one of three songs to be released by the band with accompanying videos on brand spanking new, DIY label Brassicka Records. The Band have said this upon the release.

“Afghan Sand Gang would like to offer the first result of our constant creation process and dedication to the big beat manifesto. Mantra delves into hypocrisy, insecurity and self righteousness in an ever-changing social consciousness. With the help of Brassicka, we are working hard towards becoming Tameside’s premier electronic shoegazers and this is only the beginning”.

‘Mantra’ will be available in early 2018 as part of a physical release as well as digital platforms. The band also have support shows and a headline show in Manchester, around the same time.

Lee Broadbent – Cabbage ”They are infectious to the point it’s indescribable, or at least I’ll try. A Krautrock sensibility to a Post-Modern synthesized setting, i sat in a rehearsal and they had me hooked immediately. A true psychedelic experience is highly recommended to the music, but the pop hooks are that strong you’d be just as pleased to hear on a Sunday afternoon through your car stereo”

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