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“Cast Off” by Mark James Hammond & the Slender Blind

Mark James Hammond & the Slender Blind are a recording project from Gateshead in the North East of England. The latest album”Cast Off” from MJH & TBS is the first release in about 4 years. With this album Hammond says that he explores the impact that five years of training to become a Psychotherapist has had on his life.

In 2021 MJH & TSB finished recording, “Cast Off”, which sees another tangential shift into a hybrid of heavy rock and shoegaze. Each song chronicles the narratives lived and the narratives rejected. Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell are chief influences whilst musically the band evolves from the Dream Pop of their debut to explore heavier tones.