New single ‘Mona Lisa’ out now
Listen to ‘Mona Lisa’ here
‘This song packs an incredible punch’ – Indie Shuffle
‘A two-piece rock explosion that burns with seismic energy’ – CLASH
‘Rousing, frenetic guitar-drums-no-bass rawk & roll’ – The Quietus
Atlas Wynd have unveiled their latest cut, ‘Mona Lisa’, following an explosive debut which took them all the way to South Korea’s Zandari Festa. The Brighton-based duo of Peter Chapman (vocals/guitar) and Harry Sotnick (drums) are barely out of their teens but operate like seasoned professionals as they thrash and snarl on this absolute brute of a new single. Having already secured a fan in Huw Stephens, who premiered ‘Mona Lisa’ on BBC Radio 1, the band are currently making preparations for a release show later this month before launching into a string of festival appearances.
‘Mona Lisa’ is only the second track to come from the young two-piece, but already there’s an unbridled power behind every bite of the guitar/drum marriage that promises to keep delivering for some time to come. The track was born out of long rehearsal room jams and simply having fun with a song without thinking too much about what it meant. Speaking of the murky finale, Peter explains how it started as ‘a poem I was writing in my head while pacing around the kitchen in our old house’, before taking on an extended outro, fuelled by raw energy. The recording is the result of a week long studio session with Irish duo St. Francis Hotel last year, and with the remaining half to follow soon, the band plan on getting straight back to sharing the new material in a live setting, the way it was always meant to be experienced.
The garage rock duo grew up in the North East of England before moving to Brighton to study. Following stand out slots at Great Escape, Y Not Festival and regular appearances at Brighton’s Green Door Store, Atlas Wynd have firmly established themselves as a promising name to look out for in the not too distant future.