“A glorious warm-to-the-touch slice of nostalgia and heartbreak sprinkled with enough left coast hooks and melodies to shake off even the hardiest of seasonal hangovers” – God Is In The TV
“Chilton meets Nap Eyes. Subtle intensely jangled guitar pop that meets every conceivable criteria of anyone’s beautiful” – Janglepophub
“Built upon lush whimsical melodies and a relaxing sound that channels bands like Real Estate and Nap Eyes, Mt. Misery know their way around some pretty sounds that are confident and polished with a ton of emotional heft buried underneath the surface.” – We All Want Someone To Shout For
“Mt. Misery have quickly become one of the most-lauded acts in the North East for their dream-like indie pop melodies” – When The Horn Blows
“I Was Wrong” is an understated, wistful, jangly beauty with a slight west-coast vibe that makes us long for the days of non-corona summers.” – Fade Away Radiate
“Shines with delicate percussive touches and is layered with warm guitar flourishes and a lovey winsome vocal which makes it instantly appealing” – NARC. Magazine
“Bizarrely enveloping new song…[Andrew Smith’s] voice is illuminating” – B-Sides & Badlands
“…supremely melodic and strummy guitar-based indie with bags of heart” – The Crack
“Listening to Mt. Misery’s dreamy floating “I Was Wrong” with it’s tender moments strung together like love letters hanging from a string tight rope across a bedroom and you realize the beauty of earnest simplicity” – American Pancake
“British outfit channel the laid-back groove of Real Estate for this smooth and blissful new release” – Mystic Sons
“A canny knack for catching a melody in the breeze and subtle musical twists where you least expect them” – The Tees
Initially a solo-project for Hartlepool based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Smith, Mt. Misery ‘officially’ became a band in early 2019 and quickly became firm favourites of the North East indie-pop fraternity.
Sharing stages with the likes of Johnny Marr, Paul Smith, Bill Ryder Jones, Plastic Mermaids, Micah Erenberg and Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Mt. Misery’s endearing vocals and shimmering guitars made them a must see act at some of the region’s finest festivals including: This Is Tomorrow, Twisterella, Tipping Point Live, Heelapalooza and Songs From Northern Britain, to name but a few.
With influences including Chris Cohen, Real Estate, Nap Eyes, Andy Shauf, Neil Young, Teenage Fanclub and Big Star, Mt. Misery’s music is imbued with wistful melodies and sepia tinted charm.
With two self-recorded, self-released EPs under their belts, Mt. Misery have already received airplay from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 Music and extensive support from the regional BBC Introducing team, who tipped their hats with two ‘Track of the Week‘ accolades and multiple live sessions.
Autumn 2019 saw the band embark on their first UK tour, where they joined Canadian artist Micah Erenberg (Sleepless Records) as both his backing band and his support band.
Tipped by God Is In The TV, as a band to lookout for, Mt. Misery are currently working on their debut album with Kenny Gilmore (Chris Cohen, Weyes Blood, Halloweens, Julia Holter etc).
• NARC. Magazine: narcmagazine.com/video-exclusive-mt-misery-the-dreaming-days-are-over-live/
• God Is In The TV: godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2019/12/30/tips-for-2020-north-east-yorkshire/
• Janglepophub: janglepophub.home.blog/2020/02/16/beat-the-delete-0043-weekly-new-music-recommendations/
• B-Sides & Bad Lands: bsidesbadlands.com/mt-misery-lonely-pines-review/
• NARC. Magazine: narcmagazine.com/my-inspiration-mt-misery/
• The Dreaming Days Are Over: youtu.be/57z4nkY90lY
• Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/073hHe1BmUc3rT3VpNI5bi
• Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/artist/mt-misery/1448216054
• Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/mtmiseryband
• Bandcamp: mtmisery.bandcamp.com/music