Mountain Bike was founded in the summer of 2012 by experienced musicians with distinct backgrounds. They all were or are still active in other musical projects like Thee Marvin Gays, Warm Toy Machine, Billy Joe and June Moan. What makes Mountain Bike special is the way they amalgamate pop ompositions with the power and the energy of garage rock. Far from the clichés of this strictly outlined genre, Mountain Bike has the ambition to get rid of any boundaries and to explore their dissimilar influences in an unprejudiced way. These influences consist of a wide variety of artists, ranging from Beck, Ty Segall and Deerhunter to Mikal Cronin and Grandaddy. The result is a refreshing cocktail of exciting melodies, a touch of nonchalance, insane imaging and an immense willingness to make it happen.
Carried by the inimitable vocal colour of Etienne (aka Kinkle), the shimmering guitar lines of Aurélien (aka June Moan), the roaring bass of Stefano (aka Billy Joe) and the rhythms of Charles (aka Nerveux), Mountain Bike’s feel good songs provide the ideal soundtrack to accompany the return of spring. Let’s sing along!
Agent: Marije van Veen
Label: Humpty Dumpty Records/Pias
Availability: Generally available