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Recorded in caves, crypts, and shopping centres, Mandy, Indiana’s debut album I’ve seen a way is everywhere at once: channeling the chaos that surrounds our everyday lives, their debut is an exquisitely rendered portrait that transcends genre into an expertly-executed vision that’s entirely new and adventurous.
A four-piece experimental noise band that formed out of the fertile Manchester scene, the group initially came to fruition after vocalist Valentine Caulfield and Scott Fair met sharing a bill with their former projects. Joined by Simon Catling (synth) and Alex MacDougall (drums), they have together generated a sound that is at once chaotic and precision engineered, where chance operations are manipulated into percussive geometries, and gnarled guitars sit in thickets of distortion around which vocals spin knots of lyrical repetitions. Their first recordings emerged around 2019, with a smattering of early singles released not long after, culminating in 2021’s critically acclaimed ‘…’ EP which saw the band draw early cosigns including a remix from Daniel Avery and support slots from the Horrors, Squid, and Gilla Band. The latter’s Daniel Fox mixed several of the tracks on debut album ‘i’ve seen a way’ alongside Robin Stewart (Giant Swan) and the album was mastered by Heba Kedry (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bjork).