SINGLE REVIEW: Mint / Hypoallergenic

The follow-up to ‘Elise’ from the Grimsby band is ‘Hypoallergenic’; it was premiered on Gigslutz at the end of May, and has received plays on the BBC Introducing Stations in Humberside and East Midlands. Whilst ‘Elise’ may have won the band a swarm of new fans, ‘Hypoallergenic’ will be the track that’ll keep them hooked to Mint.

It’s miles better and an evolution from ‘Elise’, and that was already an indie banger – the track has all the ingredients needed to be a smash. A killer hook, melodically similar to one featured in one of the biggest indie hits of the 2010s (‘Wetsuit’ by Truck headliners The Vaccines), insouciant vocals, and a punchy chorus. If the track received the radio play it deserves, it would very easily make it into the charts. Mint work because their music has the ideal breezy, radiant indie vibes which huge alternative bands like early Circa Waves and Sundara Karma has. ‘Hypoallergenic’ also is a fantastic song because it has wider appeal than just the alternative scene; it’s the sort of track you could hear on the radio, and your whole family would end up singing along to it by the end.


Photo was taken by Kyle Baxter.

‘Hypoallergenic’ is due to be released soon – Mint have been backed by alternative promoters This Feeling. Set up around ten years ago, This Feeling has anticipated the success and given bands such as BlackWaters, Cabbage and Blossoms breakthrough gigs, so to be supported by This Feeling is a big step in their career. They are playing on the joint Jack Rocks and This Feeling stage at the Isle of Wight festival this week.

Until ‘Hypoallergenic’ is released, Mint have other tracks you can listen to on their Spotify page, including latest single ‘Elise’ and ‘Wonderland’.


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