Australian scuzz rock duo Mannequin Death Squad unleashed new single Blue on 14th February 2019.
The sub-3 minute single is the first of a series of mind-melting new tracks that will be released through 2019.
Of the new single, somewhat ironically released on Valentine’s Day, El says:
“Blue is a song I wrote at 16 years of age in my 90’s poster drowned out room. It feels to me like an angst break-up song. It’s about who we vilify when we’re feelin’ kinda blue.”
Whereas 2017 saw the two-piece release three singles and the mini-album Eat, Hate, Regurgitate (Integrity Records) and embark on two tours of the UK and Europe, including several dates as special guests of Slaves, 2018 was spent closer to home, winning friends at Australian TV and press with incendiary live shows and releasing the Triple J supported single Honey Punch.
The new tracks find MDS more focused and intense than ever before, picking up on their favourite themes of chaos, fantasy, ignorance, vanity and destruction. The sonic assault of Mannequin Death Squad is all the more remarkable with the unholy racket being generated by just Dan and El, alternating on drums, guitar and vocals.
“raw energy, frothing anger and, crucially, great tunes” The VPME
“killer songs, without exception” Aural Aggravation
“fiery grit-pop” Skin Back Alley
“truly exhilarating” GigSlutz