|ALL TYPES OF SLIME RECORDS
Release Date: 10 October 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|MASS DATURA SENTIMENAL BREAKDOWN Limited Vinyl LP
Exceptional rising London 5-piece Mass Datura release their debut album ‘Sentimental Meltdown’ via All Types of Slime Records.
Since forming in 2014, Mass Datura have earned a reputation for their mesmerising, raw and unpredictable live performances, utilising the lo-fi and psychedelic foundation on which the band was built to breathe new life into their songs.
Mass Datura was initially formed by singer, writer and artist Thomas Rowe (with best friend Joseph Colkett), as an outlet to channel his own strange childhood experiences. Born and raised in the rural ghettos of Western Canada, frontman Rowe discovered at an early age what a powerful form of escapism music could be for him. Inspired by the sounds of doo wop, Nirvana and The Melvins as well as old blues, gospel and American folk music, Rowe’s first instrument he learnt was the harmonica (which his father played). He then went on the learn tenor banjo and guitar. Landing as an alien in London 8 years ago, Rowe gathered a group of like-minded East London misfits around him, playing and discussing music together, and from this, Mass Datura was founded. Taking their name from 16th century occult mythology, the Datura flower when ingested was said to give you the ability to levitate, flying through bleak night skies around the world snatching up little children.
An ambitious, Technicolor journey through unsympathetic sounds and childish melodies ‘Sentimental Meltdown’ takes you on a whimsical journey of childhood rejection; in Feel Me Human to Hello Evil, guilt and the imprisonment of the disenchantment of oneself, and true love and slippery slope of losing that love in Fantasy Friction, Black Palm, Hanging From a Thousand Nails.
1. Dream Thief
2. Feel Me Human
3. Temporary Halo
4. Fantasy Friction
5. Hello Evil
6. Black Palm
7. Thousand Nails