Oxford psych-collective Mandrake Handshake launch exhilarating new cut ‘Gonkulator’ and announce their signing to cult indie label Nice Swan Records (Pip Blom, Sports Team, FUR).

Causing quite a stir on arrival this summer, the indie-stonery outfit have already drawn a slew of acclaim from key indie press champions (NME, DIY, Clash, So Young Loud & Quiet) in their short time together, incorporating influences of krautrock, funk, Japanese animation and Latin pastoral poetry to create a unique brand of ‘Flowerkraut’ amidst a sprawling barrage of psychedelia.

Detailing the second offering from their debut EP out early 2021, the band revealed: “This is our 3-minute party tune, but in swung 5/4 ‘cause who doesn’t love a good 5/4 groove!? It’s a song about sheer joy, happiness and freedom for two-and-a-half minutes – can’t be any longer because it’s too much otherwise!”

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