Mammal are playing a free Melbourne show at 170 Russell this week

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Mammal are playing a free Melbourne show at 170 Russell this week


Melbourne's neo punk/funk heroes hit the stage in Mammal style.

Mammal, the unstoppable force of neo punk/funk from Narrm, is back in action with their latest single, ‘The Penny Drop’. To kick things off with a bang, they’re throwing a free launch gig at 170 Russell in Melbourne on February 9.

Fresh from the success of their fiery single “Keanu Reeves,” Mammal is heating things up even more in 2024 with “The Penny Drop.” This new track is a sneak peek into their upcoming album of the same name, slated for release on Wednesday, March 6. Whether you prefer vinyl, digital, or CD formats, Mammal has got your funky needs covered.

Fans can catch a glimpse of Mammal’s live prowess at the free entry “People’s Night Out” show at 170 Russell on Friday, February 9. Supported by I Built The Sky (solo) and Bushido, it promises to be a night to remember.

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“The Penny Drop” single is a sonic rollercoaster, showcasing Mammal’s signature spitfire flair while paying homage to influences like Earth Wind & Fire, Parliament, Skindred, Pantera, Motley Crue, and The Killers. Frontman Ezekiel Ox describes the track as “a call to arms” for justice and a celebration of victories, big or small. According to Ox, “Now more than ever, we need to strut like a catwalk model and demand ceasefire and health, housing, water, and education rights. Who’s with the mighty Mammal?”

Accompanying the release is a vibrant and chaotic music video that perfectly captures the essence of Mammal. Directed by Tristian Braines and shot by cinematographer Samuel Vella, the video promises unforgettable scenes of camp mincing, costume makeup, and disco glitter. As Ox puts it, “Aliens ascend, pimps roam free, and disco bears pummel beats and strings. Bring your dancing shoes.”

Mammal has never shied away from tenacious themes, and “The Penny Drop” stays true to their legacy. The upcoming album, pulsating with pure rock’n’roll, tackles the world’s wrongs while showcasing the band’s eclectic influences. From the stomping fuzz of “Moscow” to the toe-tappin’ funk/rock fusion of “Five Days,” Mammal’s sonic palette is vast and unapologetic.

As Mammal’s back catalogue includes striking singles like “Smash The Pinata,” “The Majority,” “Hell Yeah,” and “Think,” their reputation as a must-see rock’n’roll juggernaut continues to grow. The band’s activism extends beyond their music, with live performances dedicated to raising funds for various charities over the years.

“The Penny Drop” is not just an album; it’s a testament to Mammal’s dynamic and ever-growing legacy. According to Ox, “This album is built for the live stage,” and fans can expect a thrilling experience when they hit the road.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Mammal and mark your calendars for the release of “The Penny Drop” album on March 6.

For more information and to secure your spot at the free launch gig, visit Eventbrite.