Australian five-piece Mt. Mountain are today releasing ‘Second Home’, the latest single from their forthcoming ‘Centre’ album which is due for release February 26th via Fuzz Club Records. Hailing from Perth, Mt. Mountain deal in a sprawling, motorik sound that journeys between tranquil, drone-like meditations and raucous, full-throttle wig-outs. Arriving following recent singles ‘Aplomb’ and ‘Peregrination’, you can now stream the driving, tightly-wound Krautrock of ‘Second Home’.
Growing up surrounded by religion but not a follower himself, the band’s Stephen Bailey (vocals/organ/flute) describes how, thematically, much of the ‘Centre’ album is a dissection of faith – both spiritual and secular – and his personal, often complicated relation to it: “The album for me, lyrically, is mostly about my experience of religion. It explores these concepts and the rules that were told to me from childhood to adulthood and my thoughts on my own connection to them. Similar themes arise between the tracks whether it be lyrically or structural, both a play on repetition and simplicity. ‘Second Home’ is a play on the idea of the afterlife: our second home not being heaven or hell but here on earth.”
Mt. Mountain is comprised of Stephen Bailey, Thomas Cahill (drums), Glenn Palmer (guitar/synth), Brendan Shanley (bass), and Derrick Treatch (guitar). With a number of EPs and singles and three albums behind them – their 2016 debut ‘Cosmos Terros’, 2017’s ‘Dust’ and 2018’s ‘Golden Rise’ – the Perth quintet have picked up a formidable reputation in their homeland and further afield, thanks especially to their wildly all-consuming live shows.
Constantly touring across Australia with each release, they’ve also shared the stage with notable down-under comrades like King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and ORB, as well as a long list of international heavy-hitters including Sleep, MONO, Thee Oh Sees, Acid Mothers Temple and Moon Duo.