Mope City - Within The Walls
€15.00

  • Mope City - Within The Walls
  • Mope City - Within The Walls

Mope City - Within The Walls
€15.00

Within The Walls is the 3rd full length album from Sydney (Bulanaming) based group. Mope City, and sees founding members Matthew Neville & Amaya Lang joined by Shaun Donovan (drums) and Nick Johnson (bass). Recorded over 2019-2020 at Audile Design studios with Pete Beringer and at home by Matt Neville, Within The Walls retains many of the qualities previously heard over the bands existence (sound/subject matter etc) now framed by the dynamics of the new lineup.

Beginning in 2012 with what was intended to be a 1 off EP titled Boo Fukin Hoo by Matthew Neville and Amaya Lang, recording from their share house bedroom in Marrickville, NSW, Mope City had no chance when it came to keeping their existence brief. Rather so, they recruited drummer Sam Wilkinson (Shrapnel) and continued on to self release the Disneybland EP (2013). The band then found themselves a label home on Tenth Court with the Halfway House 7” EP in 2014, and in 2015 revealed their debut full-length LP Petri Dish. Shortly after the release of Petri Dish, Wilkinson departed the group and Neville & Lang were once again a two piece and began slowly piecing together their second LP News From Home (2019), which was mixed and mastered by Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low).

With Neville returning to mixing and production duties and the new broadened line up, the songs heard on Within The Walls swing widely from a band playing loudly in a open room to a claustrophobic hall-closet mumur. Mope City have doubled down on the more abstract aspects of what pigeon-holed genres like downer-rock and indie-rock can actually be, and it has worked in their favour, creating another album that expands the unique environment their music inhabits.

released April 30, 2021

Recorded @ Audile Design Studios By Peter Beringer
And Recorded @ Home By Matt Neville
Mixed By Matt Neville
Mastered By Toby Baldwin
Cover Photo - Lani Crooks
Back Photo - Matt Neville
Mope City Are: Amaya Lang / Matt Neville / Nick Johnson / Shaun Donovan

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