Powerful new single out today (5th June 2020) from UK rising stars The Blinders – “Mule Track” – taken from their upcoming album “Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath”, out on July 17th via Modern Sky UK.
Mule Track was initially inspired by the painting of the same name, exhibited in the Imperial War Museum, which depicts a mule train making its way through a battlefield, as well as being influenced by the artwork ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights.’
Exploring the premise that hell or versions of hell/heaven clearly exist within the world. Rejecting the simplistic notion that heaven is above, hell is below and we all operate in this middle layer with the aim being to get to the higher level.
The new single follows the release of ‘Lunatic (With A Loaded Gun)’, a fiery anthem of defiance against political and social injustices, and ’40 Days And Forty Nights’, which like the debut single “Circle Song’, was play-listed at BBC 6Music in addition to receiving extensive support from Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders at Radio 1 and John Kennedy at Radio X.
The follow-up to the hotly tipped Doncaster trio’s critically acclaimed debut album, “Columbia”, released in 2018, “Fantasies of A Stay At Home Psychopath” explores existential despair, mental health and society’s ills in a time of planetary crisis, and is both a riposte to, and commentary on, the rise of populist ideology.
The album was recorded at Manchester’s Eve Studios alongside producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi), and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse).
In September, the band will be heading out on a UK headline tour, including shows in Edinburgh, Leicester, Preston, Hull, Southampton, and a date at London’s 100 Club. The dates rescheduled from their original tour in May.
Watch the video for the new single, below:
SEPTEMBER 2020 TOUR DATES
8th – Edinburgh, Caves (re-scheduled)
9th – Leicester, O2 Academy 2 (re-scheduled)
11th – Preston, Ferret (new date)
13th – Hull, The Welly Club (re-scheduled)
14th – London, 100 Club (re-scheduled)
16th – Southampton, The Joiners (re-scheduled)