Catching Mangoes

Busses Farm Harwoods Lane
East Grinstead
What People Are Saying Emotive vocals open ‘1963’ with a slightly pained tone washed in nostalgia. There is a slight retro vibe to the vocals that make you think of rock songs from days past. This is a wonderful device that enhances the overall nostalgia of the track while sending you back into the time the lyrics are set. While you ride the nostalgia waves, you slip into a tale of love and heartbreak. The almost surf harmonisations add a lightness to the performance that starts to warm your soul. There is a wonderful movement to the performance as you are inundated with the varying emotions of the story of the lyrics. The movement of the vocals is matched with the melody which is all retro rock tones. It is a very engaging melody that is all paced tones that make you want to dance to them. When the harmonising vocals hit, the music gets a very surf vibe. This dips for a twinkling tone that is all fairy lights at night. The arrangements are tight and as emotive as the vocals which bring the entire single to a whole new level. Catching Mangoes hits you with retro tones, nostalgia and a really engaging story in ‘1963’. With dynamic melodic movements, the band captures your imagination while filling you with the emotions of the song. Warming yet heartbreaking, the lyrics paint a clear picture of the story while introducing you to what the band has to offer. — The Other Side Reviews, 2021

About Catching Mangoes

Who the hell even are Catching Mangoes?!
Catching Mangoes are a four-piece Rock band, based in London, originating from the musical cauldron of Forest Row. George, Dan, Max, and Alex started their journey together in 2021, recording and releasing their debut, concept album ‘Kevin’s Town’ at Brighton Electric Recording Studios. They have played extensively across the country, including sold-out headline shows in London (Strongroom), Brighton (Hope & Ruin), Bristol (Mr Wolf’s) and their home town Forest Row (Hop Yard, The Swan), alongside a string of festivals such as Good Vibrations Society, Chiddfest and Forest Row Festival.

Support has come in the forms of regular airtime on BBC Sussex, Surrey and Kent, Reyt Good Magazine, Clash Magazine and supporting Carl Barat (The Libertines). New material is also on the horizon for early 2023.

The album follows the tale of a young boy named Kevin on his adventures, escaping his home town in search of the truth about himself and his fellow townsfolk. In trying to figure out the mystery surrounding his long-lost father, Kevin comes to realise that only he can save his town from a terrible fate.



Catching Mangoes, East Grinstead, RH194NL