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Mascot Fight


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"'Unpredictable Porridge' Review"

Mascot Fight bring imagination, wit and catchy tunes to the gentler side of indie, too often a world where such concepts have been long abandoned as fanciful myth, and they definitely deserve to be better known and more widely loved than they are. They get compared to Belle and Sebastian a lot, but since only a few of their songs are similar, I get the impression they think this is a bit lazy and misleading (and it is), so I won’t do the same thing, though I was thinking about it. They’ve got an equally eloquent and entertaining website,, where you can download a load more of their tunes if you want. And you should, they’re excellent. Looks like there’s an LP coming soon too.

by William Ravenscroft - Unpredictable Porridge'

"'If Cooks Could Kill' Review"

This is a very fine EP of songs that is as full of wit as it’s title would have you believe. With influences ranging from Yo La Tengo to The Smiths with a bit of Dinosaur Jr thrown in, it’s hard to imagine how you could possibly go wrong, but the guys in Mascot Fight have crafted an EP worthy of being mentioned in the same sentence as those bands. Definitely a band to look out for.

5 stars out of 5
- iTunes

"'Thats A Photocopier' Review"

Mascot Fight are extremely on their way to becoming my favourite band from Derby. The why? Well, every year, they seem to release a song that’s made out of pollen and pink bonbons. Last year it was the hieronymous ‘Thinking In French,’ a song as pulchritudinous as it was deliquescent.

I wrote about that song on July 16th, 2005. Now, on July 28th, 2006, I’m writing about another Mascot Fight summer smash. ‘That’s A Photocopier’ works on many levels for me. It’s slightly Housemartins, more Brilliant Corners via ‘Everybody’s Happy Nowadays’ and a lot shiny, shiny C86 indiepop.

Jyoti Mishra - Bzangy Groink

"'Mascot Fight: The Sound of Summer!'"

Mascot Fight have just recorded the song of this summer.

The wonderful ‘Thinking In French’ is a twee indie classic, jangly and shambly and all sung how the singer actually speaks.

It’s the long lost grandson of The Brilliant Corners‘ ‘Brian Rix’ and also does passing nods at The Television Personalities, The Pastels and Jonathan Richman.

Don’t believe me? Have a listen to a clip of the song by clicking here.

It’s jangletastic!

Jyoti Mishra - Bzangy Groink


'If Cooks Could Kill'
Several tracks received airplay on various British, European and Canadian radio.

'Pantomime Hearse' (due February 2009)
Debut album due this year, with several tracks already gaining airplay on national BBC radio stations.



Mascot Fight are a four-piece indie/pop/rock band, which doesn't really tell you anything about how they actually sound. It could be said that they inhabit a similar ecosystem to Blur, Pavement, and occasionally Belle & Sebastian.

They self-released their debut EP in 2006 (now sold out), the lead track from which gained airplay on a few radio stations, including Huw Stephens' Radio 1 show.

The band's soon-to-be self released album 'Pantomime Hearse' is due out in February 2009, with many of the tracks already having recieved airplay on both BBC and various European radio shows. In 2008 the band played alongside bands such as Johnny Foreigner, Grammatics and the Wave Pictures, as well as playing the Indietracks Festival's Christmas Show.

Catchiness seems to stalk the band at every turn, but occasionally the band crave the eclectic and are known to borrow from musical sources as far apart as drone, barbershop and tabasco. Each member of the band is a slightly different height.