MCP are a band that cloud themselves with mystery and their bonkers new single ‘Nightcrawler’ pushes their prog-rock mystique even further.
Ever since MCP made their debut in 2020 with the release of their first two singles ‘Dwam’ and ‘Vantablack’, the progressive-electronica band from Sydney have cultivated an air of mystery about them.
Hell, even we don’t know too much about them other than they’re a three-piece group, love flashy colours, and have an affinity for wild electronic sounds taken straight from the 80s in their music.
Well that air of mystique has only grown in 2021 as the trio are now emerging from their hibernation with their first single of the year, ‘Nightcrawler’.
And boy is it something else.
With an expanded sonic palette and even more instruments, ‘Nightcrawler’ evokes that eerie feeling one gets when watching those mind-altering sci-fi movies and TV shows from the 70s and 80s.
This song wouldn’t be out of place if used in an 80s sci-fi horror movie, seriously.
And complementing that feeling is the absolutely crazy artwork for ‘Nightcrawler’ drawn by Ben Toupein. There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe what’s going on in it so just have a look at it and try not to have your brain get overloaded with colours and information.
“There are only a handful of things more iconic to the 80’s then the all-mighty saxophone. It was pretty wild exploring not only the sax but a selection of woodwind instruments throughout the two songs,” says the band of ‘Nightcrawler’. “Once we infused them with bass, synth and drums, the combination led us to finding some solid themes to work with.”
“Using less obvious instruments for the main melodies and to layer the harmonies, led us to a slightly new direction of sound we like to call… #spaceopera”.
Good to know, MCP. We have no clue what’s next but we’re excited for the ride nonetheless.