M1nk (pronounced ‘em one en kay) are an Alt-Pop Electronic duo based in the UK and Greece featuring Barry Snaith from Wakefield, England and Erika Bach from Ithaca in Greece.
After ‘meeting’ each other online through Soundcloud they collaborated on their first track, ‘Bleed Through’ which hit the Alt-Rock chart on said platform after the first day. Erika is from a Garage-Rock background and can sometimes come across like Pattie Smith with electronic influences, meanwhile Barry moves effortlessly through genres, his productions encompassing everything from acerbic Alt-Pop and industrial soundscapes to French cabaret and Dub-Step. For these two, writing together was instantly a natural organic process, each adding what they felt at the time of writing, sometimes structured and sometimes completely abstract, sonically and vocally.
The duo produce dark electronica, their songs are about lust, disappointment and dangerous encounters and are influenced by the likes of David Lynch, Bernard Hermann and Francis Bacon. The new single ‘eBomb’ is primarily a song about love and betrayal, an emotional bomb that can explode in many relationships.
The track will be released on November 14th via Seja Records and will be available on all the usual platforms along with their past releases, it’s time to let a little darkness into your collection and it will be all the better for it.
” A stunning slab of gritty, grimy industrial electro reminiscent of the KLF at their idiosyncratic best. From the distorted, glitchy guitars to the impassive rapped vocals” – Paul Kerr (The Devil Has The Best Tuna, BBC6 Music Selector)
” Today brings a peek into the world of yet another band falling into the Lynchian musical dream realm – a duo named m1nk. Apart from Lynch, this music also brings to mind Portishead, The Bad Seeds, Nico, the softer underbelly of Lydia Lunch, and Siouxsie Soux, and even the darkest side of Mylene Farmer. The lyrics certainly take you to a noir place and, suprisingly enough, it’s not an uncomfortable one, unlike many negative-zone compositions that leave you somewhat depressed.” – Jen Dan The Big Takeover