Urbanista Magazine are thrilled to bring you the premiere of Mass House’s brand new single – Birmingham
Mass House’s latest track ‘Birmingham’ is a song of confliction. The balance between being suffocated by their surroundings and the “Stockholm syndrome” they feel towards the streets of Birmingham.
Beneath imposing brutalist towers Mass House question wether the city is the cause of their struggles to form a place in society or weather they are guilty of loving the self destructive life they carved themselves.
They glance to other cities with rose tinted spectacles with fleeting fantasies of the “corporate” life as a “cog in the machine” however these dreams repeatedly end up wasted on the streets of Birmingham.
The music nods its head to Birmingham’s eclectic music scene with elements of electronic, dub and indie infused into the wonky bass line and staggered beat.
There will also be a video for ‘Birmingham’ to follow… This will be a DIY, low budget-vibe home video.
Who are Mass House?
Tom and Dyl go it alone for the very first time battling eerie beats and plastic synths, singing songs of Brum and it’s diverse collection of personalities.
Brummie duo Mass House are set to liberate the songwriting styles of 21st century British Indie through an incorporation of underground electronic genres such as grime and techno. Formed by lifelong best friends Dylan Williams and Tom Minchin, Mass House combine plastic synths and eerie beats on an exploration through Birmingham’s Brutalist heritage and diverse collection of personalities to create something truly unique.
They are no strangers to the live stage either, with their previous band DUMB supporting the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Liam Gallagher and The Charlatans at venues including The Royal Albert Hall. Their experience shines through when the duo take to the stage, as they entertaine audiences with an experimental live show that demands the bobbing of heads and the moving of feet.
First release “Rootz” depicts the struggle of trying to maintain a grip on reality whilst on a course of self-destruction. Synths and drum machines collide with an energetic vocal to create an infectious groove.
Dylan Williams – Singer/ Synth
Tom Minchin – Synth/ Drum machine/ Producer
Influences – Tame Impala, Metronomy, !!!, Massive Attack, Caribou
Genre – Electronic indie, Alt pop, Synth pop