On this Friday, 25th June, ‘The Hypnotist’, the third single from Those Nervous Animals’ highly acclaimed album ‘The Mission Sessions’, is released on digital platforms.
Those Nervous Animals used Lockdown #1 in March 2020 to work on their first full-length album, ‘The Mission Sessions’. The first recording, now the third single from the album, was a brand-new arrangement of a fan favourite. ‘The Hypnotist’ grew organically as a song from TNA’s often spontaneous gigs and jam sessions. As it evolved, the tune was never played the same two nights running. It perhaps best represents the Animals live sound, funky, unpredictable and with a singalong chorus. In re-creating the track, they used a bootleg of a live gig in the Strand Bar, Strandhill from 2014 for reference. They then recorded individual parts, including Barry Brennan and Susan Rowland’s vocals, Eddie Lee’s bass, Padraig Meehan on rhythm guitar and longstanding contributor Seamie McGowan making his customary mischief on guitar synth. Gerry Leonard (ex-David Bowie) added guitar and mixed the track in New York.
‘The Mission Sessions’ album is available on all download and streaming platforms, and the limited edition vinyl via thosenervousanimals.ie. It is also available for download from all streaming or downloadable platforms.