Punchy punk clashes with cinematic dark wave on Rotten Mind‘s new single “Drifter“. The track is the second single from the group’s upcoming, fifth studio album “Unflavored”, to be released in March 2022. Energetic, yet drenched in gloomy melodies, “Drifter” sets itself apart as one of the most straight forward tracks on Rotten Mind’s new album.
Johan Sverredal from the band comments on ”Drifter”: “Drifter is a song about being on the run, but it was also written with a nostalgic and melancholic feeling. It brings more of an up-tempo punk beat compared to our previous single Serpent Eyes, while not neglecting the feeling of 80s new wave. The single captures the grand sound of Turbinen studio, where it was recorded by Kristofer Jönson.”
Sweden’s Rotten Mind combines elements of 77’punk, post-punk, dark wave, and garage rock into their own brand of melodic and alternative punk. Effortlessly mov-ing between gloomy, epic, bittersweet, punchy, and energetic soundscapes, the band brings vintage-sounding punk to the modern age with a timeless attitude and palpable verve.
Rotten Mind consists of Jakob Arvidsson (guitar/ vocals), Liz Panella (bass), Johan Sverredal (guitar) and Victor Nordin (drums). The band was formed in Uppsala, Sweden in 2015. As one of the four original bands affiliated with Lövely Records, Rotten Mind has released four studio albums; “I’m Alone Even With You” (2015), “Rotten Mind” (2017), “Fading into Oblivion” (2018), and ”Rat City Dog Boy” (2020). In 2022, the band launches their fifth studio full-length; “Unflavored”.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Rotten Mind has toured frequently, playing shows in Australia, Germany, France, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, UK, USA, Spain and the Czech Republic. The band has shared stages with Hurula, Asta Kask, and The Sounds, and has been recognized in music magazines such as NME, Vice, Vive Le Rock, and Swedish Gaffa.
Existing somewhere in the dark wastelands where 80’s UK acts like The Vibrators meets US bands such as Christian Death and T.S.O.L. Their fresh and modern contribution to the genre makes Rotten Mind comparable with contemporary acts such as Crusades, Iceage, Radioactivity, Metz and High Tension Wires.