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Monkey Mind come out swinging with cool new single and music video for ‘Iceman (The ballad of Wim Hof)’

Newcastle, U.K. has seen the birth of some big name bands such as Eric Burden and the Animals, Dire Straits and the Pet Shop Boys. In what could be described as a punk ‘supergroup’ of sorts we now can add Monkey Mind to the list.

Consisting of Toy Dolls, Crashed Out, and The Panic Report, this three-piece band has evolved from their old school punk beginnings. Since its inception in 2018, Monkey Mind has been releasing songs sounding more modern and in an edgy pop-punk vein.

It’s rare for a band to release a music video for the final track of an album, but Monkey Mind obviously do things their own way. The track Ice Man- The ballad of Wim Hof is a punchy ball of energy with tasty harmonies and distorted guitars. For a musical reference, we’re in early Green Day territory. Despite their years of experience in the music industry, there’s still a hunger there which is mixed with a sense of fun.

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So, who is this Wim Hof character? Also known as The Iceman, Wim Hof is a Dutch motivational speaker and extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice, prolonged full-body contact with ice and previously held the record for a barefoot half marathon on ice and snow. He attributes these feats to his Wim Hof Method, a combination of frequent cold exposure, breathing techniques, yoga and meditation. Hof has been the subject of several medical assessments and books.

The new Monkey Mind self-titled album is available now on digital platforms, and physical copies can be ordered through peopleofpunkrockrecords.com

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