Slice of Heaven
by Justine Oates & Adam Gibson
MFTCCs cellist Helen Mountfort wants to make one thing clear
- the band is not just a mere throwaway side project of her acclaimed
other band, Not Drowning, Waving. Just because she and NDW lead singer
and songwriter Davie Bridie are involved with this "other band",
doesnt mean than MFTCC is any less important.
"It actually sells as many, if not more, records than NDW does,"
Helen said. "The bands are quite different - there are four other
different people in both bands and they have completely different feels.
We regard this band very highly and we put a great deal into it."
Still, comparisons cannot help but be made. Formed in 1989 after Helen
and David decided to put together a wholly acoustic band MFTCC scored
immediate success with a self-financed debut album. A hefty series of
acclaimed gigs later, the band is poised to release a new album titled
Brood on Mushroom Records.
"The other main differences, apart from the people between NDW and
MFTCC is that MFTCC are a totally acoustic band while NDW are largely
electric," she said. "MFTCC use just a cello violin, acoustic
guitar, mandolin, pianos, and not even a full drum kit."
Check out the new album Brood and the first single, Throwing
it Away, to hear what MFTCC are all about. Also look out for the
band playing around town during the coming weeks.
July 17 1994