SINGLE REVIEW: Brooders – ‘Mindfield’


It’s a while since I reviewed a release from Brooders – ‘Down’ back in July – so I was looking forward to giving ‘Mindfield’ a spin. Was I disappointed, no way, no fucking way people.

In case you’re not up on Brooders, they describe what they do as psych-grunge. ‘Mindfield’ is perhaps slightly more on the psych side than the grungey heavy on the riff side of the band but it’s not a quiet thing. This thing has guitars to die for, guitars that are heavy on the fuzz. It kinda does that quiet loud thing, and in the quieter bits it’s psych to the max – weird noises, fx’ed vocals.

In fact this track soars, it has a building quality to it, a build that builds to noise – noise of guitars pushed to the max.

It drills its way into your head and sticks there, I have become addicted to the wash of sound, of noise.

This track is brilliant, it’s fantastic, get to it people.

The info

This single is supported by HELP MUSICIANS UK through their Do It Differently fund and will be the fifth single release of the year from the band with one more remaining to tie up their six-single year.

Talking about the new single, the band explained: “The song is a struggle between senses and sensibility. It screams to be heard but it’s like a tree falling alone in a forest. Mindfield is about thoughts and expression that come with an external perspective.

“In love and in life, sometimes you are blind to seeing that something is going wrong. It can be a very difficult thing to observe how twisted the world is becoming when you are truly wrapped up in a way of life that is very narrow sighted and seemingly normal. Sometimes you need to step back in order to see that you are becoming the very thing you work so hard not to become.

“Some say it’s difficult to speak your mind. So, let your mind do the speaking.”


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