Recorded in the village of Witney at Shaken Oak Studios, the album 'Small Worlds' was co-produced by the band and Jake Murray - who also mixed it, at London’s Strongroom Studios.
The striking album artwork was created by Hodaka Mitsui, an artist and actor from Shizuoka, Japan - her work often depicting moments of intense, piercing emotion. 6 individual album covers have been created for the release.
Mount Forel have released three singles to date. Debut single ‘America’, a sprawling six-minute epic featuring psych Neil Young esc guitars and schizophrenic drums, album opener ‘Greenland’, a song initially inspired by climate change and ‘Witney’ – a song which references the quiet and detached Oxfordshire town of the same name, where previous UK Prime Minister David Cameron comes from, and the troubles of the world seem a galaxy away.
Other notable tracks on the album include new single ‘Silicon Valley’, a song about corporate greed and ‘Costa Rica’, a dark and swirling track which ends with a full-on wig out jam.
With each member of Mount Forel hailing from very different corners of the world, including Denver Colorado, Osaka, Dunedin in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Manchester, Tokyo, and The Wirral, the alternative rock band are a real melting pot of cultural offerings and sounds.
The band have built a reputation for interdisciplinary happening gigs, including one where the audience wore blindfolds during the set at a faded art deco cinema and another where the audience was given individual instructions of what to paint while listening to the band.
"Mount Forel's Witney - a classic for our time" - GigSlutz
“Sounding really really great . . . looking forward to hearing more from this band” – John Kennedy / Radio X
"Mount Forel make a ferocious noise"