Catching Mangoes Discusses Music, Shows and More!


Rock n' rollers CATCHING MANGOES have a debut album and couple of single's out, with a couple of more single's underway to be released. A lot more is discussed about in regards to music and the plans ahead.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are Catching Mangoes, a three-piece band from Brighton in England. Me (George) and Dan met at primary school and found Max (drums) at secondary school where we formed the Mangoes and continued our journey while studying at Uni in Brighton. We probably formed in some way in around 2016 but started playing proper shows in around 2018.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

We were once in London Zoo and there was a monkey enclosure. They started throwing mangoes at us and one hit Dan, so we thought it was funny

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

Our true home town if Forest Row, a small village in East Sussex. There is pretty much only one music venue there, that we play at fairly regularly and always pack out. Those are some of the best nights going and we have a gig coming up there on 26th June if anyone is local and fancied a good old night. We also play regularly in Brighton and London, where obviously the music scene is great.

4. How would you describe your style?

Our new stuff is probably like 60/70’s inspired rock n roll/bluesy with a pinch of psychedelic vibes in there for good measure.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have recently recorded our debut, concept album ‘Kevin’s Town’ in Brighton and have released 2 singles ‘1963’ and ‘Outlaw Bandit’ from that so far, which are streaming now. The next single, the title track ‘Kevin’s Town’ is out next Friday 21st May on all streaming platforms.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

So we are planning 4 singles from the album, which the 4th and final one coming out next month. Then we’ve got the full album coming out this summer, probably around August. We will also be doing vinyl which you can currently pre-order on our website at www.catchingmangoes.com. The album follows the tale of a young boy named Kevin on his adventures, escaping his home town in search of the truth about himself and his fellow townsfolk. In trying to figure out the mystery surrounding his long-lost father, Kevin comes to realize that only he can save his town from a terrible fate.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Gigs we have planned so far are: 

-26th June @ Hop Yard in Forest Row

-17th July @ Hoxton Underbelly in London

-16th August @ Hope and Ruin in Brighton

I’m sure more will be coming in, keep an eye on our socials for more updates!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We have had some preliminary discussions about doing an EP this summer which would be cool, and maybe a part 2 for the album at some point in the near future, depending on our financial situation. But with COVID etc we’re just buzzing to be getting back to gigging now.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

All our new (and old) music is on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2McKGYjLuYuPwU2kCz1ksx?si=sXCbcr1xS-S0rGumLC7o5w.

Info and merch:

www.catchingmangoes.com.

Socials: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/officialmangoes (@officialmangoes)

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/officialmangoes/?hl=en (@officialmangoes)

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

That were having a bit of fun, which hopefully can be translated through our music. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do take the music side seriously, and have spent an outrageous amount of time working on it, so hopefully they can hop aboard the band wagon and have a bit of a laugh with us.

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