SEE: Magick Mountain – ‘Cherokee’: low-slung garage punk for a strawberry moon

Magick Mountain, photographed by Kirsty Garland

LEEDS garage trashpunks Magick Mountain are flexing ‘n’ ready to unleash the dirty hip grooves of their debut album Weird Feelings on Friday week with one final sleazy come-hither in the shape of “Cherokee”, which you can dive into below.

The power trio Lins Wilson, Tom Hudson and Nestor Matthews, have thrown a quartet of riffin’ beauties out atcha over the summer as they worked up to the unveiling of their long-player, including ‘Infinity X2″ and King Cobra”. Today’s fuzz-psych nugget apparently references the wisdom of indigenous belief systems.

The band say: “We wrote ‘Cherokee’ when there was a strawberry moon high in the sky, and continuing with the theme of being inspired by ancient rituals, we read into the Native American Cherokee tribe and their deep connection to nature, lunar cycles and crop-growing.”

“In the West there is a tendency to believe that ‘we know best’, colonising and destroying people and their traditions in awful ways.

“We desperately need to respect native traditions and beliefs, so with this song we hint at learning and letting go. The strawberry moon signifies cycles starting over, which is also a metaphor for our own learnings as human beings.”

“‘Cherokee’ was one of the last songs to be written for the album and we like to think it’s about looking ahead at what’s to come.

“As a project, Magick Mountain was a long time in the making, so with an album that we’re really proud of ready to go it would be easy to sit back and rest on our laurels, but we’re starting out as we mean to go on and keeping our eye on the horizon.”

Weird Feelings promises “tales of fantastical worlds, ancient mythology and mystical metaphors … a kind of bastardisation of tales and beliefs, blending together past, present and future.”

Magick Mountain’s Weird Feelings will be released on digital, CD and limited transparent magenta vinyl next Friday, October 23rd. You can order your copy at their Bandcamp page, here.

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