Multi-dimensional nine-piece spectacular, Mandrake Handshake, perform a music they call ‘Flowerkraut’: a hedonistic, brain-frying feast of Krautrock, art-pop and psychedelia, spiced with enigmatic grooves and fearless improvisations.
Since the reintroduction of gigs post-lockdown, the band have reinforced their status as an exaltant live prospect. First packing out fields at Wide Awake Festival, then rattling church vaults at Rotterdam’s Left of the Dial festival, Mandrake Handshake embarked on nationwide headline tours in the spring of 2022, including sell-outs in London, Manchester and Oxford, where the group first formed.
In the summer of the 2021, the Mandrake released their glistening debut EP ‘Shake the Hand that Feeds You’. Produced by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsay, an avant-pop remix from Vanishing Twin of their track ‘Mandragora’ landed the following year.
With its much-awaited follow-up soon to come, the moment has never felt riper for their joyous and prismatic splendour.
MandragoraProduced by Stereolab’s Andy Ramsey, Mandrake Handshake’s ‘Mandragora’ is released July 30th and will be available on all digital platforms. Mandrake Handshake is Rowan Janjuah (guitar, synth, bass, percussion), Trinity De Simone (vocals), Liv Duval (vocals), Elvis Thirlwell (tambourine, percussion), David Howard-Baker (flute, saxophone), Eris Nishku (tambourine, percussion),Charlie Arrowsmith (guitar), Danny Jeffries (bass), Shan Sriharan (synth, organ), Joe Bourdier (drums) Video animated by Silke Blansjaar (www.instagram.com/slappesnaps)
EmonzaemonProduced by Row Janjuah and Trinity Oksana Recorded by Adam Durbridge Mixed by Jimmy Robertson Mastered by Dean McCarthy at A Thing Called Music Written by Row Janjuah Played by: Trinity Oksana - Vocals Joe Bourdier - Drums Charlie Arrowsmith - Guitar Shan Sriharan - Synthesisers David Howard-Baker - Organ Danny Jefferies - Bass Elvis Thirlwell - Percussion Row Janjuah - Guitar Video Credits Director - @Callumtomlin Director of Photography - @alexbyjames Producer - @amber.on.film Production Design - @ctd.films 1st AC + Gaffer - @theresebowman_ 1st AC + Gaffer - @jhall.film