Mowbeck are a three piece grit pop band from Nottingham. After storming sets at Reading & Leeds festival last year on BBC Introducing Stages with sold out headline shows of their own, the band headed back into the studio at the start off the year working on new material.
The band’s previous tracks ‘Talkabout’ and ‘Vaseline’ both received significant support from BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson and lead to national radio play around the country on BBC Radio 1 & Radio X. The video’s which have gained over 15,000 views to date split audience and critic’s opinions for its dark, graphic portrayal of sexual abuse from a male victim’s perspective.
‘It’s really easy to lose the sense of that magic that you’re wanting to capture when you have so many people telling you how you should sound or what direction you should be pushing yourselves in. I sat down and wrote a bunch of songs that really meant something to me and said “Screw it, I want a room full of people to sing this with me and feel like nothing else matters.” The Basement was the first song out of that collection that we started playing live and I knew instantly we were doing the right thing”. States lead singer Andy Thomas.
Their latest single 'The Basement' was selected as Radio 1's 'BBC Introducing Track of the Week' and received plays from Greg James, Alice Levine and Scot Mills.