These Australian rockers, who describe their sound as ‘good-time-murder-fuzz,’ are back with their fourth studio album entitled Mount the Mountain, release date 28th April 2017. They’ve stuck to their guns and produced another monster of a record.
Mammoth’s Mikey Tucker says: “We’re pumped to roll out the new songs across some of our favourite clubs in Europe. Writing this album was like working on a top fuel drag car. We stripped back the engine, then rebuilt it to run faster, louder and more badass. This time though we added nitrous … and a cup holder.”
The album kicks off with the title track ‘Mount the Mountain,’ which along with most of the album is a riff-driven, drum and bass-fueled cocktail capped off with Mikey Tuckers’ gravel toned vocals, creating a raucous sound that will have the neighbours moving house.
The explosive guitar riffs laid down by Ben Couzens, flowing effortlessly with the bass of Pete Bell and the drums of Frank Trobbiani, are the key to this entire album, where they create the foundation for Mikey to take each and every song to the next level. This is proven as you work your way through this baddass collection of tunes.
‘Spellbound’ is next up, with a familiar formula, followed next by ‘Hole in the Head,’ which will have the crowd singing the chorus back straight away. Next up is ‘Kickin’ My Dog,’ which ups the pace and has a really catchy repetitive drum beat that will have you stomping your feet wherever you are.
‘Procrastination’ proves the notion that the drums and bass are the platform for all good songs, and no more so than on this track, where the pace is slowed down after the previous tune. ‘Sleepwalker’ is another slower paced song with a lot more vocal recognition.
‘Epitome’ and ‘Hard Way Down’ will have you breaking every speed limit if played in your car. They are fast paced and infectious. Again the instruments provide an awesome backing to Mikey’s vocals.
‘Wild and Dead’ starts off with Frank and Pete providing the platform with the drums and bass, before Ben comes in with his powerhouse guitar, before we are taken into the last track titled ‘Cold Liquor,’ which again shows the tight musicianship of the band.
You may think it’s over and you’ve had your balls blown off, but wait, what is this, a bonus track?
Well, possibly not what you’d expect. But as a hat tip to their fellow Aussie Kylie Minogue, they have recorded as only they can a madhouse version of the tiny pop star’s hit ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head,’ which is a much better version than the original.
All in all you will not be disappointed with this latest offering, as you are taken on a journey with these crazy Aussie rockers, which will have you wanting more, and definitely make you want to catch them live at a venue near you.
Mount The Mountain is available from April 28th Via Napalm records.
Mount the Mountain Track List
- ‘Mount the Mountain’
- ‘Hole in the Head’
- ‘Kickin’ My Dog’
- ‘Hard Way Down’
- ‘Wild and Dead’
- ‘Cold Liquor’
- ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ (Bonus Track – Kylie Minogue Cover)
Tour Dates May 2017
02.05.2017 Dresden Ostpol club show Germany
03.05.2017 Osnabrueck Bastard Club club show Germany
04.05.2017 Cologne Sonic Ballroom club show Germany
05.05.2017 Duesseldorf Pitcher club show Germany
06.05.2017 Oberwolfach Wolfsklause Festival Germany
07.05.2017 Utrecht DBs club show Netherlands
08.05.2017 Frankfurt Nachtleben club show Germany
09.05.2017 Hamburg Hafenklang club show Germany
10.05.2017 Kiel Schaubude club show Germany
11.05.2017 Chemnitz AJZ club show Germany
12.05.2017 Cottbus Zum faulen August club show Germany
13.05.2017 Lichtenfels Paunchy Cats club show Germany
14.05.2017 Linz Stadtwerkstatt club show Austria
15.05.2017 Munich Feierwerk club show Germany
16.05.2017 Stuttgart Goldmarks club show Germany
17.05.2017 Wuerzburg Immerhin club show Germany
18.05.2017 Saarbruecken Garage club show Germany
19.05.2017 Luzern Bruch Brothers club show Switzerland
20.05.2017 Olten Coq D Or club show Switzerland
Mammoth Mammoth are:
Mikey Tucker – Vocalist
Ben Couzens – Guitar
Pete Bell – Bass
Frank Trobbiani – Drums