STREAM THE THE NEW SINGLE FROM MOUNTAIN BIKE – THIS LONELY PLACE
“A foot-scuffing, hook-drenched slab of nonchalance that’s one part Mac DeMarco to four parts dusted up, cobweb-matted garage.” DIY
Mountain Bike will play their debut London Show at The Victoria on April 7th
Well connected and extremely involved in a burgeoning Brussels garage rock scene, Charles (drummer of Thee Marvin Gays), Aurelien (guitarist and fill in bassist of Thee Marvin Gays), Étienne (guitarist and lead vocalist of Toulouse, France based Warm Toy Machine) and Stefano (guitarist of Warm Toy Machine) shared an ear for catchy melodies which, in turn, quickly turned into a friendship and desire to write together.
What originally began as a side-project eventually channelled all of their energy and creativity. Once roles were distributed – Étienne taking vocals, Stefano switching to bass – the four released their first album on Humpty Dumpty Records in 2014, with the fun and slightly psychedelic ‘I Lost My Hope In Paradise’ leading the way as a smashing single.
The record was well extremely well received which quickly lead Mountain Bike to perform (over 150 shows) around Belgium, France and Holland and be invited to Eurosonic and The Great Escape in 2015. Both performances were a hit. It was time to head back into the studio.
Profoundly attached to a DIY and spontaneous approach to writing and recording – a process dear to the likes of Ty Segall, Car Seat Headrest or the abundant King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard – Mountain Bike is constantly embracing their creative flow. After a solid 2 year run on the road and high from the intoxicating fumes of their beat up van (RIP), time had come for a very mouthy, melancholic and fertile Etienne to put pen to paper and let his bandmates weave their catchy riffs into their second record Too Sorry For Any Sorrow.
Recorded in a renovated 17th century barn owned by Charles (drums) parent’ with Aurélien (guitars and backing vocals) behind the desk, this second record was mixed in tight collaboration with Staf Verbeeck (BRNS, Selah Sue, Melanie De Biasio, Drums Are For Parade) at Stiff Studio