Hailing from Tijuana, Mexico is Mint Field with the new video for their latest single Quiero Otoño de Nuevo. For those of us who have forgotten their childhood Spanish and have access to Google Translate, in English this is I Want Autumn Again.
Mint Field is 21-year-olds Estrella Sanchez and Amor Amezcua and here they offer a krautrock inspired track with hints of up-tempo Verve. Their main USP is singing in Spanish – their native tongue.
The robotically insistent bass allows the natural playing of the guitar and swirls of synth atmospherics to shine, and Sanchez’s singing adds a layer of drama that can only come from a Romance language.
Their debut album Pasar De Las Luces is scheduled to be released on the 26th of February on Innovative Leisure and are playing three dates in the UK before touring Europe and the Americas.
When I review the album expect lots of Google Translate!