Alex MacDougall

Mandy, Indiana share chilling club crawler “Idea Is Best”

Manchester noise powerhouse Mandy, Indiana have released a new track, “Idea Is Best”, ahead of their US visit. It’s the first new music from the band since brilliant debut i’ve seen a way (read our review), which came out last year via Fire Talk.

The group are playing two Coachella shows on the West Coast, and one club show on the East Coast at New York’s Elsewhere: none other than Mary Jane Dunphe and Water From Your Eyes is DJing at the latter show.

“Idea is Best” shows a more electronic side to the quartet, with eerie synths, hissing drum machines and vocalist Valentine Caulfield possessing the music with her presence, much like she does on stage (and often off it as well, chatting with onlookers as if she’s part of the audience). Whether “Idea Is Best” will be a harbinger of a new recording project or a standalone release is yet unknown, but lets cross our fingers for the latter.

“Idea is Best was produced whilst we were touring Europe,” says guitarist Scott Fair. “After a particularly memorable gig at a Hitness Club event in Leipzig we took audio recorded in the crowd and manipulated it into this mutant track. It’s the first track we’ve ever written on the road and feels like it captures the mood of that time and space very well”

Revisit our extensive Q&A with Caulfield here.

Listen to “”Idea Is Best”, and watch the visuals by Hitness Club and Harry Steel. Furthermore, check out all the confirmed live dates for 2024 below.

Mandy, Indiana Tour Dates:
Sat. April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Sat. April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Tue. April 23 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere (Hall) *
Sun. May 4 – Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique
Sat. June 1 & 2 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera
Sat. June 8 – Porto, PT @ Primavera
Sat. July 6 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
Sat. July 13 – Jetzendorf, DE @ Push Open Air
Fri. Nov. 1 – 2 – Turin, IT @ C2C Festival
Sat. Nov. 9 – Reykjavík, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
* = w/ Mary Jane Dunphe and Water From Your Eyes (DJ Set)

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