In this interconnected world where the planet seems much smaller due to the wonderful capabilities of the internet, circumstances that would usually seem unfathomable aren’t just imaginable – but totally possible. So in this glorious modern world we live in, we get to have collaborative efforts as fine as this one – Southampton’s UK trio, Mystic Peach team up with Brooklyn’s, A Place To Bury Strangers for a ‘Wanna Be My Daddy?’ remix.
It’s a dream combination where the anthropomorphic supernatural Hampshire psych-grunge, shoegazers searing tirade, ‘Wanna Be My Daddy?’ gets thrown into a gothic cauldron by the cacophonous noise-merchants, A Place To Bury Strangers.
The Brooklyn remixers on this occasion, who are renowned for their heavy psychedelic, shoegaze and noise-rock take the grunge-tinged banger and add their signature colossal experimental sound and conjure a maniacal behemoth, generating an oscillating, tinnitus inducing tornado of industrial noise. The result melds wonderfully with Curtis Galed’ vehement growls and the outcome of this unlikely, but most wonderful re-working of ‘Wanna Be My Daddy’ brings about what could be the love child of both Les Rallizes Dénudés and The Cramps. It’s truly a sonic cathartic exorcism.
On the remix itself, A Place To Bury Strangers vocalist/ guitarist Oliver Ackermann states:
“I don’t think I’ve ever remixed a song like this before. Mystic Peach is such a dynamic band, at one moment drifting along and the next ripping your head off. There is so much raw power in “Wanna Be My Daddy?” it was difficult to create something that even compared to its ferocity. It was a real pleasure to collaborate with such talented artists. Mystic Peach definitely has an incredible sound, I will always be curious to check out what they are doing next.”
Mystic Peach have a run of live shows in this post-lockdown world where they’ll be taking their visceral live show to the following below.
22.06. Heartbreakers, Southampton
07.07 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
24.07 The Old Blue Last, London
18.09 Psyched Fest, Portsmouth
13.08 The Railway, Winchester