With at least 25% of the band based in Kilkenny at any one given time, Dr. Mindflip’s Paddy McGlynn dropped in for a chat about the group’s new album, a “rock opera” titled Roominations: An Unauthorised Parody, inspired by Tommy Wiseau’s cult movie The Room.
We dip into the makeup of the band, their musical stylings, the recording process behind the new album (their first) and their final fundraising drive on Kickstarter.com where they’re almost over the line and on the way to a limited 100 copy vinyl release.
About The Band
Dr. Mindflip delivers a hefty dose of what Synthesis Magazine called “avant-pop…with teeth” – a masked, mysterious 4-piece oozing out chamber pop with a dark, jazzy edge.
Since 2013, the good doctor has released 4 EPs on the American netlabel blocSonic – garnering an international cult following. Over 25,000 downloads and plenty of encouraging feedback has kept the experiment rolling along nicely, with a meaty live band slithering together in early 2016.
Their live show, complete with costumes, improvised music and theatre, fictional narratives and rituals unique to each gig, has gone down a storm during their relatively short time together. Dr. Mindflip has performed at the AKA Fringe festival (Kilkenny), the inaugural Rather Gather festival (Waterford), Whelan’s Ones to Watch (Dublin), and numerous quirky venues around Ireland.