Smells Like Doom And Gloom Reality – ‘WISH UNTITLED’ By MASS DATURA

14 July 2020

Who: “With a name originating in 16th-century occult mythology, Mass Datura initially formed as an outlet for Canadian poet, artist and cordwainer Thomas Rowe and music graduate Joseph Colkett to channel their unusually broad patchwork of experiences into masterfully playful songs. The band’s inspirations at the outset were taken from the sounds of grunge, alt-rock, doo-wop, blues and American folk. However, in more recent years they sought fervour from the operatic when classically trained violinist and soprano Leanne Roberts, and the artistic when The Horror’s guitarist Joshua Hayward, ICMP graduate Patrick Bartleet and UAL art major Christy Taylor joined the line-up.”

Album: WISH UNTITLED – the band’s second album
Released: 10 July 2020
Info: “‘Wish Untitled’ is the follow-up to 2018’s debut ‘Sentimental Meltdown’. Recorded straight to tape in a studio in the middle of nowhere in the French countryside, the album captures band leader Thomas Rowe’s songs with immediate energy and analogue warmth. The result is a personal, but willingly shared, journey through the emotional upheavals we’re all familiar with: fractured companionships, the perils of damaging dependency and the feeling of crumbling under the weight of a world that doesn’t care.”

Key phrase:“Smells like doom and gloom reality.”
Keywords: Tortured passion, grand orchestrations, mixed emotions intensity, multifaceted musicality, heart and soul poetry, recognizable sentiments

Singles: Deformer 1988 /Tongue Bones / Cats For Kings

– DEFORMER 1988 –



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(photo FB Mass Datura)

Imposing And Electrical – London’s MASS DATURA Dropped Staggering Single ‘SUTRA SWOON SUTRA’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…


17 June 2020

After compelling 2017 debut album Sentimental Meltdown London’s psych-rock collective MASS DATURA announced the launch of their sophomore album ‘Wish Untitled‘ for a 10th July release via All Types of Slime Records.

Here’s opening track ‘SUTRA SWOON SUTRA‘. It’s a rattling guitar riff powered
haymaker with an enigmatic and hypnotizing psych resonance while bone-chilling
vocals add an eerie vibration to the overall nightmarish image. About midway the
already menacing radiation slows down for an eldritch finale. Imposing, electrical,
and spooky are the keywords and nerve-racking, disturbing and ambiguous
are the sonic sentiments. Staggering stroke!

“It’s a fairytale for two and we’re down on our knees, sutra swoon sutra.”

Get goosebumps here…


(Photo credit: Ellen Rogers)