Mint

MintRising Grimsby four-piece, Mint, have released a video for new song M180. Check it out below.

Mint’s new song M180 brims with a swagger and confidence of a band that know their place in filling the dancefloor of fresher indie discos the country over. The song is built over a stomping groove that builds up in layers until it explodes in a firey chorus. It sits somewhere, neatly, between the hypnotic desert rock rhythms of Queens Of The Stone Age and the boisterous cockiness of Kasabian. The song has so far been featured heavily on BBC Introducing, Radio 6, Kerrang Radio and Radio X.

The idea of a Northern four-piece banging through tales of teenage life in northern towns may well ring all-too-familiar these days, but the band seem intent on stamping their own voices on the topic. The song takes its title from what is said to be the noisiest and busiest road in the UK, dubbed by locals as ‘the end of the line’. Strewn with abandoned cars and fallen trees, the road oxymoronically offers them both hope and despair.

On the track, Zak from Mint says, “We grew up with social media all around us and were recounting stories in Jimmy Mac’s tour bus, laughing about our school days with Facebook parties, pictures you weren’t meant to see and finding amazing music. A few days later I was reading about yet another teenager greatly troubled with mental health issues and the role the internet played. I had also been keeping up to date about the #MeToo movement and yet another profiled predatory pervert taking advantage of aspiration.”

Check out the video for M180 below:

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All words by Nathan Whittle. Find his Louder Than War archive here.

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