Following on from their recent appearances at the legendary Reading & Leeds Festivals and the release of the official video for ‘Pet Names’, I the Mighty are set to tread back onto UK soil. Announcing 2 shows for October, taking place in London and Birmingham, the quartet will warm-up for their 8 European mainland dates supporting Movements. Click the graphic below for tickets
Fans can expect to see the band playing the aforementioned single ‘Pet Names’, with its massive sing-along vocals and infectious command of melody, on the run. The video (here), lays out a 21-step plan for getting over your ex, that would undoubtedly go viral as a list on Buzzfeed. In doing so, they added some humour to a song that deals more with the unhealthy consequences that often accompany the end of a relationship. Vocalist Brent Walsh said of the video: “Everyone has gone through a rough break up at some point. While the song deals with sorting through that relatable process in an unhealthy way, we thought it would be fun for the video to do the exact opposite, giving you our 21 step process for getting over a rough break up. Unlike any video we’ve made yet, much of our time filming was spent improvising and having tons of fun experimenting with different ideas.”
Hailing from San Francisco, I the Mighty took a bold step forward creatively with the release of their most recent album ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go’ (Rude Records). Already one of the most progressive voices in alternative rock, ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go’ sees the band exploring new territory both sonically and topically. It is a collection of nine artistically mature, meticulously crafted rock anthems that sees lead vocalist, Brent Walsh, tackling the topics that have helped shape his own personal growth since the release of their last album; both in terms of life experience and in regards to more abstract topics. ‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go’ is the sort of adrenaline-fueled, kinetic record that creates the perfect balance between experimentalism and the sort of relatable magnetism that is at the core of all the best rock anthems. It taps into a bigger picture that indicates the band is really starting to scratch the surface of what they’re capable as artists. You can stream the record now on YouTube or Spotify and purchase the album through the band’s webstore.
‘Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go’ was anchored by three other diverse singles that explored the complexity of the release. While “Silver Tongues” (featuring Tilian from Dance Gavin Dance) and “Where The Mind Wants To Go” exhibit an elevated take on the brand of rock that the band has built their following on, “Chaos In Motion” sees them dipping into previously uncharted territory with the help of producer Casey Bates (Portugal, The Man) and mix engineer Neal Avron (Twenty One Pilots, Walk The Moon). The band premiered “Chaos In Motion” via an OCD-trigger video which was picked up by Viral Thread whose post about the track/visual amassed over 1.3 million plays.
Newly Announced UK Dates: 10th Oct – Boston Music Room, 11th Oct – Birmingham The Flapper. Tickets are on sale now at ithemighty.com.