Die Mason Die are the brand new group based around enigmatic 21-year-old Samuel Mason; Welsh-born, raised in Australia and now residing in London. The band will be releasing their latest single ‘You’re Lonely’ on 9th September through Young & Lost Club.
Mason began work on the band’s early material in 2011, during a six month odyssey back to Australia. He joined 11 others on a journey from London to Sydney – aboard a customized 1958 double-decker bus – as part of a cult travel documentary, which is due for release later this year.
This early material formed the basis of the ‘Tongues in the Clamp’ EP, released last November. It features ‘Lost’, which appeared on the film soundtrack for Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’. The band also appeared as a guest artist on Daniel Johnston’s recent ‘Space Ducks’ record with ‘My Favourite Cave’ alongside Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
On ‘You’re Lonely’, Mason’s unmistakable vocals move effortlessly between sparse , claustrophobic instrumentation and lush orchestration, developing the band’s blend of traditional British folk melody, 50s surf guitars and haunting atmospherics – a genre he calls ‘Ghost Folk’.
Die Mason Die’s energetic performances fuse moments of intimate beauty with soaring walls-of-sound. Their vocal harmonies, guitar interplay and engaging dynamics continue to win them new fans wherever they perform.
There will also be a single release launch party coming up on the 3rd of September, with free entry to all!