Mutant Thoughts, Bristol-based band, have just released new EP, Reality Suspended, which has been the output of their work for the last eight months. The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss the EP title and how they all came to meet.

TF: A new EP, how exciting, what has the reception been like so far? 

So, we released our first single at the beginning of April and we’ve got a wonderful reception up to this point. The single will be complemented by a video clip that we’ve been working on for the past few months and the work we’ve put on it is visible on the final version of the clip. We’ve been working on the EP for 8 months now and we’re really happy to finally be able to put it out there, and we hope people enjoy it as much as we enjoy playing those songs.

TF: What inspired you to title it Reality Suspended?

The title came from the contemplation of life around me. The idea of the whole EP is that “It is ok to be weird”, and “different”, with the purpose of creating an inclusive and diverse atmosphere for the listeners and for ourselves, as people who don’t seem able to fit into today’s society.
In that purpose though, it’s impossible not to step aside and look at that same society in awe, of how easy it seems to be for other people to fit in, despite of the awareness, or lack thereof, of the world we live in nowadays.

TF: And will you be promoting this with a list of exciting tour dates?  

We’ll be releasing the EP on the 11th of May, and we’ll be playing that same evening at Crofters Rights in Bristol, and we’ll be in Manchester at The Peer Hat on the 16th of May. At the moment we’re trying to confirm a few details for more dates around the UK.

TF: Where has been your favourite gig to date? 

Last year at The Old England. We felt like we became one with the crowd. It was really incredible. However, the most surprisingly successful gig was two years ago at The Exchange, we played M2TM, which I believed was a festival, and turned out to be a Metal band competition, but we didn’t know till we got to the venue. We were the only non-metal band, and the entire crowd was full of metalheads, and there we were without so much as a guitar player in the band. That was definitely one of the best, if not the best crowd we’ve ever played to, and we loved that gig! It was so much fun to play for them, and it went so well that we made it to the semi-finals.

TF: And how did you originally meet?

When I arrived in Bristol in 2014, I had already written and recorded the first album on my own, fully electronic. I was really excited about starting a band in my new home town, so I started looking online, as I didn’t know anyone in Bristol. I met Josh, our Bass prayer, about a year after I moved to Bristol, and we had a couple of drummers before Tom, who I also met online. We were sad to see our previous drummers leave, but Tom came into his audition knowing five songs by heart, and within a month we were back on stage.