Since forming in 2005 MISHKIN have toured throughout the UK, recorded a song for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, toured China twice, ran a series of music workshops for children in 20 locations across China, played shows alongside Sepultura, Enter Shikari and Skindred and released a critically acclaimed EP ‘State of Mute Fear’.
Now in 2011, the Leeds based progressive metal five-piece will release their second EP, ‘Row Away from the Rocks’ on June 6th. Produced, mixed and mastered by Justin Hill (SikTh) of WellerHill Productions at Fortress Studios in London and with stunning artwork designed by British cartoonist Ralph Steadman, most famous for his work with Hunter S. Thompson, ‘Row Away from the Rocks’ presents listeners with four tracks of a heavier, rockier, more soulful sound citing influences as diverse as SikTh, Incubus and Faith No More.
MISHKIN are currently taking part in the Red Bull Bedroom Jam, having already made it to the final 15, the band are now currently sitting high on the Festival Buzz Chart. The band that tops this chart on June 6th will be automatically confirmed to play the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage at Download, Sonisphere, T In The Park, Underage Festival and Hevy Festival. So the question is – can MISHKIN make June 6th a double celebration with the release of their EP and a win on the RBBJ chart?
Singer Ben Davy comments: “The rest of this year is going to be massively exciting for us! With the new E.P getting its official release in June and our debut animated video hitting peoples screens globally. With more dates constantly being added to our summer tour, the future is looking busy and very, very bright.”
MISHKIN have also released an animated video for the lead single ‘Good Day to Die’ from the EP – http://youtu.be/Z60A_y-1tiA